Countdown Time

It is now just over a week before the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace and my preparations are all but complete. I have been hugely busy because not only do I have a place in the Graduate Showcase, I also still have my usual stand which will for the first time be stocked with naturally dyed items. Alongside a selection of threads,fabrics and other supplies, I will be selling a number of finished items.

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These include scarves, T Shirts, journals, sewing rolls and a whole host of other things. As previously mentioned I am sharing this space this year with Alison Hulme. Please come and see us – our stand number is TGB13. Its on the far left hand corner as you enter the Textile Gallery. It is generally less frenetic in that corner and there is a coffee stand nearby so a great place loiter.

I should really mention other collegues, friends and tutors that will also be present at the Show. I am joined in the Graduate Showcase by Janet Steer

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…and Jan McGarry

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Another great showing from Eastleigh College. A previous Eastleigh alumni, . Nicky Barfoot has been selected for the Knitted Textile Awards.

Link to more of her work

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Our former tutors Sue Chapman and Terrie Hitchcock will be reprising their exhibition from the Festival of Quilts – Evidence of Bodies. For those who have already seen, it will be worth returning for another look since there will be new work on show.

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Last but definitely not least my good friend Lindsay Taylor has a stand and will be signing her new book – Embroidered Art. She is to be found on stand RCE11. She has promised me she is going to dress her stand up to the nines so well worth a look if not to buy. This is a link to her website

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Fashion Embroidery Stitch

Was very busy yesterday, lots of talk and a few nice sales. Today has been much quieter in part at least due to the snow. Cannot believe it is nearly the end of March.


Degree Show

degree show poster. The dates are now set. Not only will there be exhibits from this years graduates but also work from the second years on the course plus work from City and Guilds students and from the Master Class. Traders present will include ArtVanGo, Silk Sacks, Winifred Cottage, Thermofax Printing and Chrome Yellow Books. All in all well worth a visit.