Mindfulness and quilting

On Thursday of this week I set up my stand in readiness for the Annual Conference of the QGBI (Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles) Annual Conference and AGM. This year, the Conference and AGM were held at the Civic Centre, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which is in my region. On Friday morning, I gave a lecture (illustrated with quilts) entitled ‘Coming to Textiles the Long Way … Continue reading Mindfulness and quilting

Michala Gyetvai

I first came across Michala’s work at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Edinburgh in 2016, where she had an exhibition entitled ‘Enchanted Landscapes’. Michala’s work is unusual and most striking. She works from pastel sketches of the landscape and then re-works them in fibres and threads onto a wool blanket base.  These are large-scale pieces, as can be seen in the picture above. This … Continue reading Michala Gyetvai