4 November 2013

knitting and stitching show

I was lucky to win a free ticket on facebook, courtesy of Abacus Breads, to the Knitting and Stitching Show at the RDS in Dublin. So yesterday, I headed off with my sensible shoes and my packed lunch.
The show did not disappoint oodles of stalls selling yarn, beautiful threads, lots for textile art and feltmaking.
However away from the retail frenzy there was a quiet Gallery section. There was work by textile artists who I studied on the City and Guilds course and have only seen online, all displayed.
Such works by Jan Beaney. I was able to see many of her landscapes including this one the "Purple Hedgerow."

Ruth Issett also had a space and her colourful work was amazing. Here is an example entitled "Spring Light II."

Many of the artists were in attendance and willing to answer questions and talk about their work!
I just loved the section made up of work by young quilters. One work "Spring has Sprung" made by a school in Galway was so colourful and vibrant.

All in all, I had a great day and my head is buzzing with ideas for new projects.
Bye for now. Ali.


  1. I think it's great when you visit somewhere like the Knit & Stitch and you come back inspired to do your own thing!
    Beautiful stitch work! :)
    V x

  2. I'm so glad you went to the show - I loved the London one a few weeks back - and the galleries were wonderful! Chrissie x

  3. OOh how exciting! What wonderful work to contemplate quietly and how fab to see creations up close that you have studied on line! Looking forward to seeing some of your new project ideas!
    Ali x


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