We had a lovely open space in which to show our work and the show attracted a lot of young people.
The retail was more crafty than at NEC but there were still some stunning textiles exhibits to marvel at!
I was particularly interested in the painterly work by Dionne Swift, full of colour and movement, all achieved with stitch. I would love to afford to own one of her larger pieces. But her flyer gives you a flavour of the style.
The other exhibit which grabbed my attention was a series of four 3D structures from Elaine Winterson on the theme of words.
Each structure representing phrases used to shut people up, from top left: Belt up; Stitch it; zip it and Button it, I thought they were exquisitely made and that the concept was brilliant. So bowled over was I by these that I neglected to note the group she was exhibiting with, sorry!
It is so inspiring to see work of this calibre.