Last weekend I was at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate. This is a favourite show for me as I grew up in Harrogate, so it is a trip back to familiar roots and a chance to see old friends as well. I spent the first couple of days demonstrating for Art van Go - and I have masses of prints to show you from that. But firstly, and a highlight for me, was a chance on Saturday, to actually go around the show and visit some of the really exceptional galleries there were this year. So I'm going to just shut up for once and let you look at this selection of gloriousness ...
(NB - I did ask all the artist for permission before photographing their work)
Bobby Britnall and Ruth Issett 'Equal on all Four Sides'
Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn 'Rhythms and Counter Rhythms
Mandy Pattullo 'Thread and Thrift
Susan Chapman and Terrie Hitchcock 'Evidence of Bodies'
Mary Fisher 'Messages'
Kim Thittachai and Laura Strutt doing their stuff for Vilene - this cheery pair heartened me each time I passed ..
Margaret Nicholson 'A Retrospective'
I would have loved to take more images here, but it was so packed I just couldn't get near!
The Artists in Action Studio
Alice Fox and Christine Chester
again, it was hard to get photos as it was so busy in the studio
So a brief glimpse of some of my favourite things .. if I had to choose one to have as my very own, I think it would have to be Margaret Nicholsons 'Insects' - amazingly made in 1928 - I just loved it
Back soon with images of prints and work done during my own day on Sunday in the Artists in Action studio - thanks for visiting .. Hilary x