I had made out a list before I went of things I would like to see and buy but I only bought one thing off my list - Deli paper to play with on my Gelli plates. I want to try out several techniques and put them in a journal. Each year I say I'm going to keep a journal and by March its been sidetracked. I think it must be my take on the New Year resolutions. Maybe this year.......
There were very few demonstrations this year and a distinct reduction, to my mine of exhibitions. There was though a beautiful exhibition of work by Embroiderers' Guild, Young Embroiderers' and of graduate works. I had hope there would be much more made of the 'Tour de France jumpers being made into blankets but it was stuck at the end of one of the halls and very easily bypassed. I did stay and talk to the people on the stand. As there was a large pile of tiny jumpers waiting to be sewn together I offered to do some, but my offer wasn't taken up. However I wish them luck with their project.
Photo's were not allowed in many of the exhibits but not by the Embroiderers Guild. I love these sheep by the Young Embroiderers'
There were several really interesting entries for the Members Challenge of Tree Rhythyms
I don't want to give the impression that these were the only exhibits on show, there were lots of small groups, especially the knitting groups, with work on show but these seemed tucked away in corners.
I was tired but happy when I boarded the bus for home. Now I'm going to have lunch with my family and when I get back will think about playing with my purchases.