Saturday, 22 November 2014

K&S Show Harrogate 2014 - Graduate Showcase & Knitted Textile Awards

Maria Boyle - Graduate Showcase

The Knitting & Stitching Show in Harrogate is the highlight of my year - inspiration and supplies on a grand scale.  What's not to like?  Here's a flavour of my favourites from all the fabulous work on show in the Embroiderers' Guild Graduate Showcase and the Knitted Textile Awards sections:

Maria Boyle - This collection entitled "Lichen" was rich in colour and texture and was inspired by the Sami herders and the migration of the reindeer in northern Sweden from the summer mountain pastures to the lichen rich forests in winter.  Specially dyed silk, needle felting techniques, printing and stitch were all in evidence.

Maria Boyle - Detail
Maria Boyle

Caroline Bell's hangings dyed with leaves and stitched were also rather wonderful with their muted tones

Caroline Bell - Embroiderers' Guild Scholar

and Olly Mason's concrete, fabric and thread creations were a contrast of hard and soft surfaces 


Olly Mason

Other talented exhibitors in this section can be found here.

Moving on to the Knitted Textile Awards Graduate Section...

Emma Wright - Everything Stops for Tea collection - colourful & humorous
Emma Wright

Elmina Fors - Folk art inspired (silver award winner)...

Elmina Fors

Amy Leigh Green - highly patterned & colourful ...
 
Amy Leigh Green

Camille Hardwick - Oxymoron collection (gold award winner)...

Camille Hardwick

Georgina Lindsay - interesting use of materials ...

Georgina Lindsay
Did you spot the loom bands?

Hannah Watson - very light and delicate

Hannah Watson

There were, of course, lots of other talented Knitted Textile Awards Finalists on show including all those in the Open Category.  You can read more about them here

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