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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Coming Soon ........ Please Keep Watching!/Knitting & Stitching Show

I know I mentioned a few weeks ago that when I got back from my holiday, I would have some exciting news, well, I still will have but things are taking a wee bit longer to finalise so please be patient.  I hope the wait will be worth it.  
I spent yesterday at the fabulous Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in London - a yearly event which seems to grow bigger every year.  It's a show with exhibitors and textile artists from all over the world and it's so easy to overspend (oh, my groaning credit card!).  But as I see it, you can find things there that you wouldn't find anywhere else (unless you are very lucky) and where I live, shops selling such goodies just don't exist - well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

I also did a workshop there with the talented Gwen Headley called "Take 100 Lines" which basically is to create 100 lines whilst joining several strips of fabric together and working on the strip as a whole to incorporate lines of all kinds eg running stitch, cross stitch, couching, fly stitch, blanket stitch etc., etc.  Unfortunately I did not take my camera to the show and so couldn't take a photo of Gwen's finished works but here is a photo of my strip so far.  This is as far as I have got and although the colours are not what I would choose for myself, I am thinking of maybe doing something incorporating this kind of theme in a paler colour scheme sometime.  I met another blogger at the class - Linda (Blue Eyed Girl) - what a small world!  Her piece is shown on her blog - she has done a lot more than I have!


Suzanne said...

Hi Barbara,
It seems to me that you had a great day!
This looks so nice and I think its so much fun to do
and when finished you can make all sorts of things out of it,
I would love to make something like this
O my I need more time :)
Have a wonderful and creative week,

Linda said...

What a great day! It was lovely to meet you piece is on my blog too. Like you, I may do this again in a different colourscheme :-)

La Dolce Vita said...

what a gorgeous blog, and love your work! just found you thru Linda's blog mention. how nice that we will be in the same Sew Somerset issue! ciao bella!

Laurie said...

Oh, that piece looks like fun -- and you're right, it's not your colors but still looks like fun! I wish I could have gone to that show -- what fun! Will you be showing us what you bought?