Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The Uttoxeter Quilt and Embroidery Show 2012

Strong imagery of a modern world
Last Friday in the interests of research I went to the Uttoxeter Quilts and Embroidery Show at Uttoxeter Racecourse. I love this show because as well as the brilliant quilts on display there are traders and textile artists demonstrating their techniques and doing mini workshops.  It's a much more accessible show than the sometimes overwhelming exhibitions at the NEC.  Because I am making a quilt for my degree show I was interested to see what was on show in the way of contemporary quilts. Here are just some of the ones that caught my eye.

I loved the figurative work of this quilt - a cautionary tale of a lottery win
The colours really glowed on this one and the stitching  was just amazing

Love this one because its knitted

This was a brilliant demo of Thermofax screen printing which is a method of screen printing that is a lot less involved than the traditional method.  Ready made screens are available of numerous  designs and Thermofax will also make screens of your own design.
I had to include this because it was dedicated to the work and lyrics of Leonard Cohen of whom I'm a great fan 
Here is my good friend and mentor June Parkinson alongside some of her brilliant work. June was also  exhibiting with her textile group Eclectica. 

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