Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Back home...tired but happy...

...after a wonderful 4 days at the Harrogate Knitting & Stitching Show!

Now, at last, I can show some pictures of what I've been working on for the last 15 months :-)


Here's a rather "unfinished" looking stand sometime on Wednesday afternoon...

...with shopping basket and piles of "stuff" still hanging around.

You'll notice those big ........ thingys...

....they are my "Menhirion"...

....Standing Stones....

...done in sets of three.

One set based on Breton embroidery and the carved stone in the neolithic chamber tomb of Garinis...

...the second set inspired by the tent-pole covers of Uzbekistan.

They stand about 3 feet tall (90 cms)




Up on the wall in the middle are my Wall Pockets with Spell Sticks....

...(looking a bit more like swords I have to admit!)



"Naked" Spell Sticks with some amulets creeping in on the left ...




...and a small display of spear-heads that shouldn't REALLY have been there, but they are in the current issue of "Stitch" magazine. (A 4 page project with 6 designs to make)




Looks like I'm going to be all over the place in 2014/2015/2016....

....with all the workshop bookings that came my way :-)))))

But for now, all I have to do is play around with my current sketchbook.....

....and put the book in the shop

(which I have now done)





8 comments:

Charlton Stitcher said...

This looks lovely - I wish I'd been able to go to Harrogate to see it all. Especially like the standing stones. How did you make them stand?

Ineke said...

You've worked very hard! Good job and I love those standing stones.

Chris Gray said...

It's amazing what you can do with some scrunched-up tea-bag paper!!

I loved doing these....

x C

ViDerTextil said...

you had a beautiful stand, Chris ! well done!

Penny said...

Wonderful display -- everything is so colorful and 'tribal'. You've done a fabulous job. Congratulations on the upcoming workshops - you're becoming 'famous'! *smile*

Chris Gray said...

Thanks Vivian & Penny. I was very pleased with the stand and it got a lot of attention. Many positive comments too. Hopefully plenty of ladies were inspired to start a winter project!

X c

liniecat said...

Your stand looked stunning and your work was beautiful!

Chris Gray said...

Thanks liniecat!! :-)