Monday, 18 March 2013

Spring Knit & Stitch

This weekend I spent some time at The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show held at Olympia

My morning was spent teaching crochet  in the  Learning Curve to a  lovely group of ladies all eager to try their hands at my Vintage Inspired Crocheted Brooch.

I then had some time to take a look at the show myself. 
On show were over 70 traditional quilts from a specialist group of quilters - The Traditional Quilt Group .
These two were my particular favourites - 

"Strippy Strippy" by Angela Rodda

 A quilt inspired by a stash of blue fabrics - I particularly like how the maker has bought the scrap fabric together by using borders of white .


"Colourwash" by Lynne Johnson

This quilt I thought was particularly clever as the blending of the patchwork pieces from light to dark does indeed look as if the piece has been colour washed.

Liberty were also were showcasing their lifestyle collection including a collection inspired by Art Noveau,

...don't they just look beautiful all piled high together ?

The Future Stand - home of Simply Crochet and Mollie Makes were also present and had drop in workshops through out the day .

...I also managed to pick up a copy of Simply Knitting's bookazine "Irresistible Gifts to Crochet Volume 2" on the stand that also had a small write up about my website & work.

I left mid afternoon to head over to here, I couldn't resist a visit whilst in London, but more of that later
and I'll just leave you with a taster of what's to come...