Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Tast weeks 46 & 47

I am rather behind with week 46 only stitched it yesterday whilst doing week 47

Magic chain stitch,  I stitched with 2 shades of green  unfortunately they were variegated and in places looks as though I have used only one thread,  lesson learnt. In one area I have not alternated every stitch but every other stitch and have also done a small section in twisted chain.The fabric is a piece I have dyed with silk paints

                                             Magic chain stitch

week 47 is portuguese border stitch, I have worked this with a thick perle cotton from the Oliver Twist range, used three different ones, the bars were done with a finer thread.I enjoyed this stitch and can see me using it again and hopefully doing something creative.

                                       Portuguese border stitch.

Tomorrow I am off to Harrogate for the Knitting and Stithing show,  this show is held at Ali Pali London, Dublin and Harrogate.  A great day out well two days or maybe even 3 days, will be going back saturday and maybe sunday. There are at least 4 halls, three with the traders, one which is full of professional embroiderers etc displaying their work and lots of exhibitions, must remember to charge the camera before I go as there will be photography allowed on some of the stands.Downstairs there are workshops and more exhibitions, guilds etc and there is also a competition of upgraded recycled things, will be looking out for a pair of shoes that someone I know has entered, have her permission to post a pic here when I do my next blog.
What am I going to buy I wonder,  I need some acid dyes, more Oliver Twist threads and of course the book stalls will draw me in like a magnet. Patchwork stands will be an attraction too, some plain fat quarters in dark colours, black, brown, red,grey  sounds dismay but I know what I want them for,  maybe also a couple of Christmas fat quarters, should check what I have before I go,  so happy days ahead, will let you know all about it later.    With working at the shows about 15 years prior to retirement 6 years ago there will also be catching up on all the gossip to do. Unfortunately one or two traders will be missing as there is a very big show in Paris at the same time, never mind more than enough for me to feast my eyes on.


Pippas quilts said...

great stitching enjoy the show I have heard that when it was in London it was brilliant.

Judith said...

I'm looking forward to the show too Margaret, only going for the one day though - tomorrow, with a group from the EG. Oliver Twist's is a must for me as well!

Janet said...

Hi Margaret,
I got to attend the K & S show two years ago at Ali Pali, London. What fun! There are quilt shows here in the US but nothing that showcases embroidery in the same way as your show.

Suztats said...

Oh, I'm envious of your trip to the K & S show! There are never any shows like that near me, but that's probably a good thing for my pocketbook-- I'd likely be bankrupt afterwards! I'll look forward t lots and lots of pics.
Love your dyed fabric!

Annet said...

The magic chain looks very nice on that fabric. And your Portuguese border stitch is pretty, love the circle! Have fun at the show!

Queeniepatch said...

Good for you to post two stitches; I haven't started on my Portuguese Border yet.
It is fun to do several stitches before chaning thread in the chain, and you can get a very stripy look.
I am looking forward to your report from the K&S show. It is a show I'd really like to go to, alas... there is no chance.
Have fun!

Susan Hook said...

I am looking forward to seeing your pictures of the show, i havent been to anything like that and would love to go i have heard the show at Birmingham NEC is a good one.

Little Dotty Bird said...

ooh the show sounds good!! Have fun and I look forward to seeing the pictures! :)

Claudia said...

Geat stiches, I love your hand dyed fabric!
I will come with my younger daugher to London for the show in 2013. I'm looking forward to your post about Harrogate!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

You did a very nice job on the last 2 TAST stitches. Your circle turned out especially nicely. Have loads of fun at the Knitting and Stitching Show!!

shirley said...

Gee Margaret, I have missed so much lately. Your magic chain and portuguese stitch are great. I like the chain you must have liked it to do so much, but that is what stitching does it never wants you to stop.