We took some of the Art Foundation students to the Knitting And Stitching Show last week, and it really was truly inspiring.
(It was so good in fact that I had a headache for two days afterwards, and I'm sure it was because I was over-excited!)
There was so much it was quite overwhelming (in a good way!) but I thought I'd show you the work of some of the textile artists that I met.
Jessica Grady's work was just stunning, the embellishment and texture was just unbelievable...
look at these beautiful colours! Swoon!
I also loved the Jessie Dickinson Design display, her textile sample books were fascinating and her work was so intricate...
I spent quite a long time talking to Melanie Kay whose work is concerned with the environment and the waste that we create.
Just look at this beautiful piece of embroidered art... it used to be an old wet-wipe!
Her embroidery on discarded materials and plastic were stunning and her display really made a lasting impression on me.
I actually spotted Suzanne Redois' boots before I saw her stand, but I knew that I would love her work...
and I was right!
You can see how her love of New York and its vibrant community have influenced her art, and I also love the fusion of textile design and fashion illustration.
Oooo, and just before I go, I have to show you the beautiful hall where we could all sit and eat our pack-ups in at dinner time!