Spring Knitting and Stitching Show

I had a lovely day out with my sister Women of the Cloth this week – read about it on Kim’s Flextiles Blog. Brilliant feltworks to see …

Flextiles

Another Women of the Cloth outing yesterday, this time to the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia. It’s smaller than the October event at Alexandra Palace, but there’s still plenty to loosen the purse strings!

(Overheard conversation: Wife to husband: “You never let me look at the wool.” Husband to wife: “But you look at so much of it!” What was he expecting to see at a show dedicated to knitting and stitching?)

For me the primary reason to go to the show was to meet Ariane Mariane, a German felter who lives in Paris and who is running a joint workshop with Maria Friese in July, which I’m planning to attend. At the Knitting and Stitching Show, Ariane was exhibiting as part of the Silkfelt Collective’s Mermaid Project. Five different felters each produced a very different take on the story of the Little Mermaid.

Ariane created…

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