Monday 17 December 2018

Harrogate Knitting & Stitching Show - Part 2

Mum with Red Striped Scarf - Jenny Dutton

You may have moved onto this post having had a look at Harrogate Knitting & Stitching Show 2018 - Part 1. If not you may want to have a gander at that blogpost too.  Here is a further taster of the wonderful textile art at the show...

Mum With Spotty Bow & detail - Jenni Dutton

Jenni Dutton's Dementia Darnings - portraits of her mother, who had dementia, in thread and wool, show both the ageing process and the effect of the illness.  These portraits were sensational but I found the later ones incredibly hard to be with.

Then a Moment Later She Smiled & detail - Jenni Dutton

Caren Garfen's What's Going on Upstairs was a bedroom installation which dealt with the issue of eating disorders.  It included a quilt using a pattern designed by a creative young women called Alex who died as a result of a complex eating disorder.

What's Going on Upstairs - Caren Garfen

Room6 is a group of 6 artists including Caroline Bell & Consuelo Simpson.  Their exhibition was called Missing Elements.

Fire, Water & Earth - Caroline Bell

Gathering & Storing - Consuelo Simpson

Nigel Cheney's homage to the men of Naseby who fell in WW1 and his family connections to the war has resulted in Decorated - Tour of Duty where uniforms and kit bags have been grafted together to form a sort of "body bag" with hand & machine embroidery and digital print...
Adapted Uniform & Kit Bag - Nigel Cheney

Fabricated Narratives, an exhibition by a group of New Zealand artists, was showing works as part of fabricated stories... 

Helene Carpenter

Marianda Twydell

Indigo Mantle - Marianda Twydell

And the rugs from John Allen's Spirit of Place were very colourful & covetable...

John Allen

Clare Bullock, feltmaker & textile artist was demonstrating in the Artists in Action area & had all sorts of interesting things to show...
Clare Bullock
Clare Bullock

I hope that's provided some inspiration - it's always worth a visit to the Knitting & Stitching Show!

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