18 November 2014

Knitting and Stitching - Well, mostly stitching

This week (Thursday to Sunday) is the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate.

Prism has a stand in the Textile Gallery (I believe it's going to be TG520) and a piece of my work will be on display there.
It's a contrast to the thread and wire that I had in the Mall Galleries exhibition, as this is cut paper. It's still got a code in it though.

Missing - Paper and Stitch
I'll be stewarding on Saturday and Sunday afternoons if you want to come and say hello.

A couple of weeks ago, I taught a Children's Workshop for the Quilt Museum in York, and these are some of the results.
A selection of bookcovers made at the workshop

Some of the children had never used a sewing machine before, and by the end of the session they had mastered quarter inch seams, working with interfacing, oversewing edges and programming the machines to write their names. It was a lovely session to teach.

Which leads me to a blog 'By Helen' I came across recently from one of the participants on my Introduction to Free Machine Embroidery class that I also taught at the Quilt Museum this summer. The blog post which can be found by clicking here is a lovely review of the session and shows what we got up to. If you belong to a group that would like me to run a similar class, contact me for details