Just had a great day meandering round the stalls at the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show, getting inspired by the fabrics and crafts on display, it’s nice to see an increasing amount of dress fabrics there too.
I fell for two kits, one is a textile embroidery by Stef Francis, the lady assured me it wasn’t as complicated as it looks, I hope so! The other is a hardanger embroidery kit by Jane Greenoff which I thought I might take on holiday for the occasional quiet time.
Fabric? Of course I bought some fabric! Fat quarters and batiks tempted me. I bought some pretty buttons, the purse frames were a bargain and couldn’t be left behind, a book which I hope will help me make one of those embroidered quilts.
I then had a lovely hour or so sat at the Rowandean stall, they had a mini workshop set up so for £5 you got all the materials and tuition to make a flower embroidery. It was great to just sit and embroider for a while in a little haven of peace amongst the bustle of the show! The embroidery was just straight stitch, French knots, a few lazy daisies and feather stitch, nothing complicated but with all the organza underneath it was very effective.