Saturday, 15 March 2014

Olympia Knitting and Stitching Show

15th March 2014

Had a brilliant day yesterday although there didn't seem to be as many stands or demonstrations as last year.

There were 2 small exhibitions for clothing design and quilted wall hangings and both were amazing!

All these photos show work by A level students....


...this had all the layers machine stitched and was designed and made by a boy!!


Felted and stitched...


..such a fun design with embroidery and beads and buttons...


....felted flowers and leaves in the most gorgeous colours, lots of texture...


...this won, silk, machine embroidery on soluble fabric, lace, beads and lots of textured fabric in the dress. Her sketch book was also a work of art!!

Great to see such talent in young people.



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Now for the quilted wall hangings.....

...my photos do not do any of this work justice but it will give you an idea, I hope.....





..'Life is a Maze'





...so effective...


...this was based on the earths soil levels...






....close up of simple hand stitches used to great effect...





again a close up to show small pieces of fabric attached using straight machine stitch..


....this was stunning!


...close up of the fish...


..the line detail was satin stitch.

Lastly my purchases...


...papers, fleece, fabrics, wooden stamps and yarn for baby blankets (half price for Debbie Bliss cotton!)

I didn't go tooooo mad!

Columbia Road flower market tomorrow then a big family lunch birthday celebration lunch!!