Knitting and Stitching Show 2022

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Knitting & Stitching Show, UK 2022

Our very own Ursula, headed over to England at the start of October to attend The Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace.

Here is what Ursula had to say:

“Attending this show was an absolute honour!

The show runs over 4 days & offers something for everyone that dabbles in the creative textile space. I immersed myself in workshops, chatted with numerous attendees and stallholders, and of course managed to purchase supplies to get me kickstarted on a new creative path. I was thrilled to be able to catch up with Shelley Rhodes and Cas Holmes, sitting down with these lovely ladies was an experience that I will truly treasure.

My two highlights:

The Gallery of 62 Group at 60, as well the work of Margaret Scott’s Five Times More.

The 62 Group celebrating their 60th anniversary, invited its members to showcase one small work each (no more than 30 x 30 x 30cm) encapsulating the Essence of their individual practice. It was a thrill & a delight to see the works of some of our esteemed past Friday Feature Artists such as Debbie Lyddon, Richard McVetis and Eszter Bornemisza, whilst also having the opportunity to be able to discover exciting new artists such as: Flox Den Hartog Jager-Malten, Maggie Henton and Sian Martin.

I am in awe of Margaret (Maggie) Scott’s – Five Times More, her space which displayed beautifully large scale images of women using Nuno felted Merino wool on silk. Maggie employs a combination of photography, digital collage and silk and then injects colour by laboriously pushing vibrant merino wool fibres through silk.

Not finished there…. Maggie then stitches into the images to emphasize smaller details.

Maggie’s delicate images carry a deep powerful message. Her work explores the disturbing fact that people of colour remain at a much higher risk during pregnancy and childbirth within the British healthcare system. In the United Kingdom, a Black woman is five times more likely to die during childbirth than her white counterpart. Five Times More humanizes the statistics published by MBRACE UK.”

The Knitting and Stitching Show is returning to Harrogate in November 2022

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