19 December 2012

Knitty/stitchy day out

A surprise at the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace [in 2011...!] was a pair of beaver-fur gloves - sooo soft!! - among the items made by women in remote Nunavut, northern Canada. 
Perhaps less surprising: "Knit your own dog" and "Knit your own cat" books - the finished creatures did look good...my photo doesn't do them justice
The Prestonpans Tapestry is an amazing piece of work, 104 metres long - definitely a rival to the Bayeux Tapestry! Read about it (and see it better) online - http://www.prestonpanstapestry.org/tapestry/
I also enjoyed textile treatments by Jilli Blackwood -

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