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!