Monday 24 November 2014

K&S Show Harrogate 2014 - E.A.S.T. , Materialistics & HUE

Anne Norton - Devastation (E.A.S.T.)

Not all the textile work on display at the Knitting & Stitching Show in Harrogate was in the Textile Galleries, the Graduate Showcase or the Knitted Textile Awards.  Some you had to seek out around the exhibition halls. Here are my selections from 3 more exhibitions I saw ...

E.A.S.T. - Between the Lines
This exhibition by East Anglian Stitch Textiles is based on the group's response to the centenary of the First World War.

Anne Norton - Devastation - her fractured vessels illustrate, literally, the horrors of war (see above).

Libby Smith - Remembrance - based on the devastated landscape & WWI poetry 

Libby Smith - Remembrance

Tricia North - Starching the Tablecloth - troops return home and find home comforts and horrors intertwined having made homemade grenades out of jam tins from their rations and metal remnants at the front.
Tricia North - Starching the Tablecloth

June Carroll - Based on the landscape and barbed wire that was so in evidence in the trenches.

June Carroll
June Carroll - Detail

Janette Bright - Treasure, Hope & Friendship - based on the individual hospital bags made for military personnel to keep their papers and personal items in when admitted to hospital.

Janette Bright - Treasure, Hope & Friendship

This exhibition will be touring - Braintree District Museum - Braintree, Corinium Museum - Cirencester, Pond Gallery, Snape.  I thoroughly recommend you visit it if you get the chance!

Materialistics - Home is where the heart is
A group of knitters and stitchers who take you on a rainbow fantasy journey through the rooms and garden of their home.





Members of the HUE group of textile artists exhibit their individual work. 

Carola Garvie - Silver Birch

Helen Mastrandrea - Swirl

Hope you enjoyed my selections from the above exhibitions.

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