I forgot to take my camera with me so I was dependant on my phone for photos but fortunately it has a great camera. We started with some of the exhibits. I like this one,
We spent a long time looking at the work at the Embroidery Guild stand. I could have taken so many photos but decided to pick my favourites.
I loved this one called Bee's nest. The camera doesn't do it justice as you lose the effect of the layers.
I couldn't find the card for the artist's name for this one.I love the owl in the centre and it took a while to fully realise that the background was felted.
This one was slightly more traditional embroidery but still used lots of different techniques. The artist's name is below.
Later we were fascinated by this piece of lace. If you look in the bottom left corner you can see the information card about the lace, which gives the scale. This is a large piece. The lace is made using twisted paper and bobbins made from dowel.
I haven't done any lace making for ages and couldn't make any at the moment as I have no supplies. I visited the stand for my favourite lace shop that happened to be at the show and picked up their catalogue for future reference.
In the entrance hall there were these life rafts. They were all different.
The covers are all knitted. It made a fun walkway into the show. I had to take these pictures on the way out as earlier in the day the crowds had been overwhelming.
Katy and I also enjoyed a little shopping but I'll tell you about that in another post. As today is Sunday I need to enjoy a little more slow stitching before bedtime. I've several projects on the go but having gone to the show and seen loads of Christmas stitching this evening I am working on my Christmas cross stitch.
This is where I left it last year and below is the photo of what it will look like when it's finished.
I'm linking this post with Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching Pop over and see what slow stitching everyone has been working on. Kathy has also shared the slow stitching retreat day. It looks like such a fun day. For now I need to get back to stitching.