Home from the Far North

I have just returned from the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show where I was again showing my final body of work from the summer. I had an extremely enjoyable if somewhat chilly time there. I have to say that aside from being a part of it, the work of the other graduates was some of the best I have seen in all the years I have been going to the show and this was supported by comments from many of the visitors I met. Here are some of the highlights – sorry anyone I have missed outP1020268

Faith Wray took her inspiration from Portuguese Architecture, combining ceramic with hand embroidery more info


Susan Sydall focusses on everyday objects in the landscape. Her final body of work was concerned with the humble telegraph pole. More info

Bethany Walker one of the two embroiderers guild scholars for this year intriguingly combines her textiles with concrete. More here

Abbie Wardle uses both hand and machine embroidery on her digitally printed fabric, making an extremely eye catching statement. More here


Adeline Schwab is the other embroiderers guild scholar. Her work is in extreme miniature and exquisite. More here


Melissa McFadden works with leather, suede and wool. More here


Bella Leonard has stitched into perspex with applications into large scale architectural pieces.More here


Rachel Parkinson also works with leather. She combines laser cutting techniques with hand embroidery. More here

I should just mention my partner in crime Janet Steer there are plenty of lovely images of her work elsewhere in the blog

It was lovely to be amongst such diverse talent. I am quite sad that it is now all over.