What a fabulous show!

 Just in case you thought I was slacking . . .

 So - we have had a busy two days at Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch and.the weather doesn't seem to have put the visitors off, which is great. A huge effort goes into putting on this show and it would be a great shame if it wasn't seen by thousands.

My Experimental Textiles students are showing their course work and some finished pieces alongside the catwalk. The ten metre stand is bursting with energy. I am so proud of my girls, they have done me proud. They have been taking it in turns to steward the stand and they are enjoying talking to the visitors and explaining what we get up to on the course.
 Beginning to sort the hanging order. . . .
 The finished exhibition.

 A closer look at the design exercises the students use to take sections from to create printing blocks.
 Some of the finished work and more considered samples.
  . . . and more. The work on display is a very small selection of what the students created on the course. It was very difficult choosing what to leave out.

 Shaun, Heidi and Claire chatting to a very interested visitor.

The Experimental Textiles exhibition is along side the end of my stand and it is great to be able look across and watch how the girls interact with the visitors. I feel like a very proud mother hen!!!!

On Thursday night we all went out for a meal as it would be last time we would all be together. We had a FAB time, lots of laughter and making of plans. Apart from a very restrained Tracey - we all had puddings . . .

 Jayne and Heidi kept up the tradition with two very delicious looking sundaes

 Shaun and Claire had waffles and fruit and 'Mr whippy' style ice cream. They didn't stop giggling all night. 

I had the profiteroles at the top of this blog.
The friendships made on this course will last for a long time. The girls are going to continue meeting up and working together.
 There are free workshops everyday in the Madiera and Vilene workshops.
 Linda Monk is one of the five tutors delivering a class in the Vilene Workshop.

 Julia Triston and Tracey a Franklin on the fabulous Stitchbusiness stand.

 I need to take many more photos to give you a 'feel' for the show. I will take some more tomorrow. It is difficult to get off the stand when it is so busy. There are so many interesting exhibitions and displays.

There are several college displays and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Julia and Tracy from Stitchbusiness again. We keep in touch on Facebook but it is always good to catch up in person.

The Stitchbusiness students always create fabulous sketchbooks.

Time for bed, it has been a very full on three days and hopefully we will have two more - we shall have to see what happens with the snow . . . . If you are coming to the show, do come over and say Hello, I'm on stand L22.

See you Sunday Jill  - Yeehaa!!!

night, night all, x


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