A Feast for the Eyes

Welcome 🙂

The last week has been a joy! I’ve been out and about with friends visiting places with textile exhibitions. This post is filled with photos of the inspiration I found.

The first place I visited was The Hub in Sleaford – a gallery I’d heard of but hadn’t visited before. There was an exhibition by a local embroidery group and their work was beautiful.

Here are a small sample of pieces I particularly liked – apologies to the craftspeople who made them because I didn’t have a catalogue so don’t know who made them.

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I really like the muted colours in this one and the use of twigs to make it 3 dimensional.

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A bee keepers garment covered in bees. (Those spears in the background are all embroidered, not sure they’d be much use if you were under attack but they looked good!)

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Love that goldwork bumble bee.

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This knot garden was astonishing in its workmanship – there are such talented people out there!

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These hoop art pieces are charming, just look at those sheep.

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I saw this next piece at the Willoughby gallery.

It’s by Nicky Davies and is called Elements of Petals. I’d love to try this technique – does anyone know how it’s done?

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I went to a local show on Sunday and saw this stunning piece by Rachael King which is so delicate.

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And finally on Thursday I was at my monthly quilt group and the speaker was Moira Neal who designs greetings cards. She was very entertaining and showed us all the originals of her cards including this one which made me smile.

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Behind the scenes I’ve been stitching away for the Blog Hop I’m taking part in next week. I’m having a little give away too so I hope you’ll come back and take part.

Until next time,

Chris x

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The Flying Scotsman

Welcome 🙂

Yesterday I was privileged to see the newly restored  iconic steam train The Flying Scotsman as it made its way from London to York.

I found myself a cosy spot on a bridge, together with quite a few other folk and we waited  for the train to steam past us. The atmosphere was lovely, everyone was excited and a cheer went up as we saw the billows of steam appear in the distance. A moment to remember 🙂

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Straight after seeing this amazing train I went to my quilt group and sewed all day long – a perfect day!

Although because the sewing I was working on is a birthday present I can’t even show you a peek of it!

Oh well, I shall get back to Jane and hopefully have something to share next week.

Enjoy your week end.

Until next time,

Chris x