It was the Sewing, Fashion and Hobbies show at the NEC this week. It is quite a small show and a lovely change from the very big busy Festival of Quilts show. You can walk around without getting run over by a mobile scooter or a trolley being dragged and there is lots of room for them to move without us knocking them over.
It is about half and half exhibitors and traders. The exhibition stands are mostly of an extremely high standard – great to see. Especially good to see such a high standard of embroidery.
CQ had their Journal Quilts on show and I went up with Yvonne on the Friday to steward – an easy task. I did not steward on the South West Textiles stand – by the time I saw the rota it was full and with only one day at the show, I would have seen nothing if I had stewarded at both. That would have been a shame.
Best stand for me was probably Sue Chapman who had all her marks sketchbooks and piece. Lovely susanchapman
Below is a picture of my two rust pieces at the show on the South West Textile Group stand. Photo kindly taken by Ros Lomas who does a great blog for the Marlborough Embroidery Guild website.
A few weeks ago, I received an invite to submit an image of a piece that was maximum 14 by 14 inches. I don’t normally work that small but had just put together a small piece from a lovely bit of cloth with discharged leaves. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Here it is:
It has been accepted for the book – great. Then I received an email saying they would like a body of work, did I have any more images? Of course, I didn’t. I don’t usually work that small!
I have now. I so enjoyed putting the original canvas together that I decided to make some more. This meant printing more leaf designs on fabric – I had the leaf motifs already, and making up more mini quilts. I now have 7 and here they are in a stack.
I will post them individually when I have cropped the photos that have just been taken.
In the meantime, I hope you have the lovely weather we have here.