I’ve been so busy lately I’ve been neglecting this but I took a day away from the sewing hoop on Friday to visit the Fashion and Embroidery Show in Harrogate. Cleveland College of Art and Design had a stand there promoting their Textiles courses and it was a lovely surprize to see that they had chosen to use some of my work on the stand. Nice to see that red bear dress again after a few months and still quite like it! The stand seemed to be doing a roaring trade in collage packs, buttons etc. so it looks like 2009’s graduates will have a fortune to spend on their degree show!
I went with Heidi Turner and whilst loitering around the Bead Merchant choosing pots of delicious looking beads she introduced me to James Hunting whose work I’ve admired for a while. Such intricate and totally gorgeous stitching but also lovely expressive “drawing” of figures that seem infused with emotion.
Take a look at the rest of his work on his website, its fabulous.
It was also good to see some familiar faces from college; Rebecca Hawkin had a stand there,sponsored by Medeira, where she was showing examples of her delicate floral embroidery.
Well, I’m off to eat some more biscuits and do a bit more stitching before a well earned trip to the pub!