Nuno Necklets made with Superfine Merino and Silk fabrics
I’m looking forward to exhibiting again at The Big Textile Show at the end of this month. It’s being held on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October. Last year was my first time as an exhibitor. I just loved meeting the visitors and discussing my work as well as getting to see and hear about everyone else’s creations…….fingers crossed it’s as much fun this year!
I’ve been busy making a selection of Nuno Necklets for my stall. These are extremely lightweight as they are made from Superfine Merino and silk fabrics. I hope my visitors like them as much as I do!
For more information about the The Big Textile Show visit www.thebigtextileshow.co.uk
I got back home from Leicester last night after two wonderful days exhibiting at The Big Textile Show at Leicester Racecourse. Although I’ve previously shown work as part of a group this was my first stint at having a stall and exhibiting in my own right. I wasn’t too sure what to expect but it turned out to be an amazing experience and the two days just flew by. I met lots of lovely people, stall holders and visitors, and it was great that so many folk took the time to stay and chat.
A big thank you to the Leicestershire Quilters for the loan of the quilt stands and to my friend Sandra who very kindly put me up over the weekend, helped set up the displays and stayed all day to help on the stall…..much appreciated! Here are just a few more images from the show…..
Local Spinning Group
Part of the Sea & Sky IFA Members Exhibition
On Saturday I drove down to Leicester with my friend Rosemary to spent the day at The Big Textile Show. There were lots of interesting displays from various local textile groups and from individuals. As usual the trade stands were well worth a visit and we managed to stock up on various things we needed including acid dyes from Adelaide Walker, Lutradur and all sorts of other goodies from Artvango and felting equipment from Alison Linnell. The bargain of the day had to be the hat block I bought from Alison. I’ve just signed up to do an online wet felted hat workshop with Teri Berry so this will come in very useful!
There was a lot to inspire and to enjoy, these are just a few of the displays that particularly caught my eye……
The most outstanding piece, for me, was created by the Lutterworth Embroiderers. It was based on a photograph by David Hunter called Earth on Fire. With the photographers permission the image was enlarged and cut into 45 postcard sized pieces and distributed to the members. No one was shown the original image so had no idea of what it was they were working on until all the pieces came together at the end of the project. Now that is one project I would have loved to have been a part of! If you only click on one link in this post I suggest it’s the Lutterworth Embroiderers as their work is well worth seeing.
Earth on Fire by David Hunter
The completed piece by the Lutterworth Embroiderers
Other work we enjoyed…….
Gardens at Dene Park…..a ‘Star Book’ by Gill Green
Another local group I particularly like the work of is Jeudis. Unfortunately I didn’t make a note of the artists name who made this bark but it was beautifully done.
‘Bark’. A mixed media piece by a member of Jeudis.
A contemporary quilt by a member of Weedon Bec Creative Textile Group
Green Man…..needled and wet felted wall plaque by Sue Walsh.
Beautiful Felted Gifts by Alison Linnell
Last but not least we met Wendy and Simon from Random Makes
who were parked up outside. Their wonderful vehicle and innovative products were creating a lot of interest throughout the day.
Random Makes bespoke handmade furnishings and accessories from vintage and modern textiles.