This year’s art was particularly gorgeous. So many of the artists who chose to exhibit their work were incredibly original and truly beautiful.
|"Avocado" by Horst Couture|
Horst Couture had a number of felted dresses on display, this being my favorite. It reminds me of moss and nature and also Cthulhu (and who doesn't love Cthulhu?). I'm sure I'd die of heatstroke, but would love the chance to wear such a piece to an event.
|Felted skull by Stephanie Metz|
Stephanie Metz was probably my favourite artist this year. Her felted creations make me consider learning how to felt wool. Her bone creations were incredibly captivating. I couldn’t believe how real they looked. It was almost like being in a slightly fuzzy museum of history collection.
|Felted Ruxpin skull by Stephanie Metz|
|"Dress Code" by Rose Mary Cullen|
|"Eye am a Quilter" by Tracy Wardle|
|"A Blog" by Irene MacWilliam|
There were other exhibitions, other artists. There were a number whose talents just somehow wouldn’t translate to my camera on the day, like the 7 Deadly Sins by Rachel Olin, the painted fabric animals of Rebecca Connell and the pieces on display by the Silkfelt Collective.
The Lockout 1913 quilt/embroidery collaborations bringing the graphic novel alive was very cool, both in idea and execution. And, of course, the Royal School of Needlework’s stand was stunning as ever, once again reminding me that I really need to find the time and money to work with them.
I look forward to the new and inspiring things at next year’s show. As always, it will make my day.