Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Textile Gallery at the Harrogate Knitting & Stitching Show 2015 - Part 2

Michala Gyetvai - Rhapsody of Colour

Michala Gyetvai's colourful "Enchanted Landscapes" were great.  Worked on wool blanket with fleece, machine and hand embroidery her pictures capture the changing seasons and light on the landscape. 

Michala Gyetvai - The Jewel

Michala Gyetvai - Sea of Grass


Isobel Hall's "Adventures with Colour and Texture" were inspiring with beautiful bags and vessels on show.  Her mixed media techniques employ multiple layers of stitch to create shape, texture and structure.
 
Isobel Hall - Forest Vessel

Isobel Hall - The castle on the hill

Isobel Hall - Briar Rose

Inspired by a poem, The Other, by RS Thomas, Vivien Prideaux and Amanda Clayton's exhibition juxtaposes Vivien's colourful dyed fabrics with Amanda's pale stitched works.


Vivien Prideaux - Dyed Fabric
Vivien Prideaux - Vintage Japanese kimono silk dyed with natural indigo

Amanda Clayton
Amanda Clayton

The Festival of Quilts had a Winners' Gallery.  These were my two favourites ...

Festival of Quilts - Catherine Groves
Festival of Quilts - Joy Salvage
Joy Salvage - Detail

Helen Pailing's exhibition "Glass Stitch" recrafts waste borosilicate glass from the lampworking process into new work incorporating wool paraphernalia. 

Helen Pailing - Glass Stitch
Helen Pailing - Glass Stitch

Jill Denton and Sue Dove "Our Artful Selves" was also a great exhibition but no photography was allowed.  I also liked the Sophie Digard exhibiton - beautiful scarves!  And there was lots more.

Coming up soon - a quick tour of the Knitting & Stitching Show Graduate Showcase.

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