We visited this show two years ago and it was not very big but we were not that impressed by it. However, we decided to give it another go.
We were not disappointed at all.
There were some stunning quilts such as this one called Mandala. The shapes and colours are fantastic.
Up close was probably the most skilled machine embroidery I have ever seen! The accuracy and detail was amazing and this quilt must have taken hours and hours to make.
This was quite a small quilt but has sooooo much stitch and bead detail on it! I hope you can get the true sense of this from the photograph. The background appeared to have lots of free machine embroidery. Gorgeous.
This quilt also has a lot of detail machined on the background and a lovely colour scheme. I like Blue.
I really liked this quilt, it has a very fresh look about it. Each square has a pansy cut and appliqued on. Must have taken ages to cut out all of the pieces!
At this show I wanted to look for some particular things and Felting was one of them.
There was stand for Bicton College and they had a demo on wet felting making. The above picture is a final piece created using wet felting. It looked even better in the flesh.
Lots of fantastic work and several sketchbooks which I would have loved to take pictures of but could not.
Each sample was very unique and must have been brilliant fun to create!
Additional fibres and yarns have been added to this sample which adds even more texture to this piece, which is actually quite large. Some of the yarns you may not want to knit a jumper with but here they look just right.
A very enjoyable day where is was able to get some supplies, including some Sizzix Bigz Dies which I have been struggling to get my hands on. Even Ebay has not been much help.
Have a good week.