No sooner is Festival over for another year than we are packing our crates again in readiness for two days Open Studio at The Bramble Patch.
Catherine Nicholls and I will be spending the next two days working on our latest quilts and demonstrating a whole range of techniques. We have rolls of quilts ready to display around the workshop plus lots of samples for you to see. If you would like to dye some fabric there will be an indigo vat for dunking some into, so if you are coming to see what we are up to and would like to join in, please bring along some fabric, a pair of rubber gloves and a plastic bag to carry home the wet fabric and have some fun!
Festival of Quilts seemed to fly by this year and it was great to see so many friends. Teaching and demonstrating on the Mettler Thread stand was a new venture and lots of fun.
We were so busy that there was little time for looking around the show but I did manage to take in a few galleries and quilts first thing in the morning. I was particularly in awe of the fabulous gallery of work by Anne Worringer. Her use of indigo dye and discharge with a variety of Shibori techniques was wonderful. I think I will be adding her book to my wish list so that I can enjoy it at my leisure.
I know there are a lot of blogger posts with quilts from around the exhibition but here are a few of my favourites - I apologise if there is no name of the maker to accompany them all!
There were many more quilts that caught my eye but I hope you enjoyed this small collection.
Thanks for reading.