Leaving Suffolk early and driving into the busy streets of north London and arriving at the Alexandra Palace with wonderful views across London always make this a special start to a day at the Knitting and Stitching show. I didn't take many pictures as I was too busy looking (and buying) but here are a few to give you a taste of what I loved; starting with the work of Sue Walton and Ann Small.
Their exhibition was called "A Walk on the Wild Side' and they used everyday artefacts with fabrics to create a magical and enchanted display.
I also really enjoyed seeing the work of Renate Keeping - the apples which have been stitched to show the growth, ripening and decline of the fruit,
I was so pleased that I got to see the work of the Prism group of textile artists - I loved this work with tea spoons by Jackie Langfeld
and it was lovely to see Gina's dolls in real life too (sorry for the slightly out of focus picture).
The colours and shapes created by the work of artist Elisabeth Rutt, part of the Hue Textile group really appealed to me as well.
And of course we did some shopping too - I bought yarn, cotton and wool mix for a sleeveless sweater and some beautiful indian silk yarn for some kind of scarf/shawl,
some textile bits for something (I know not what as yet),
and loads, yes I mean loads, of fabric!
6 pieces - enough to make 2 skirts, 2 dresses, a tunic and a blouse all for just over £70! The prices were so cheap I just couldn't resist and I've already started the tunic.
It was a grand day out :-)