It’s finally here! The return of Knitting & Stitching Show 2021. I’ve filmed a quick preview of the event for you. Stay tuned and Subscribe to catch up with all the latest events from the Show.
I’m attending, press pass in hand, filming all the events and interviewing as many artists as I can fit into the four days. A brilliant show – as you can see from the amazing textile art shared in the video below.
It’s finally here! The return of Europe’s largest quilt show The Festival of Quilts 2021. I was there, press pass in hand, filming all the events and interviewing as many artists as I could fit into the four days. A brilliant show – as you can see from the amazing textile art shared in the video below.
What a wonderful show and just what I needed to start filming again. Family commitments over the past year made it difficult to plan ‘Meet the Artist’ interviews, so you’ll be pleased to know that things have settled down and I’m back filming again. Watch this space for some amazing ‘Meet the Artist’ interviews in the coming months. ‘Subscribe + 🔔’ in YouTube and be the first to see them.
The event was spacious and airy with sanitiser stations everywhere. We were all checked before entry. Each exhibitor and visitor needed proof of a double vaccination or a negative test before they were allowed into the building.
Thank you to all the artists, exhibitors and staff of the NEC and Upper Street Events for making this long awaited show such a safe and amazing success.
Note: The artwork on the Festival of Quilts poster is by artist Sarah Hibbert.
A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the colourful & frugal, Improv Quilts of Christine Green.
Christine’s improv patchwork is inspired by the philosophy of the Gees Bend Quilters. Every scrap of salvaged cloth is used. She sources discarded cloth and preloved garments to make her colourful art quilts.
The garments are washed and cut up. Nothing is wasted. Christine uses shirt buttons, pockets, cuffs and plackets to make layers of interest in each piece of work.
Christine worked for the BBC as a Graphic Designer and now uses her love of colour and pattern to create her organic improv quilts.