Monday, December 11, 2006

Knitting and Stitching Show at Harrogate November 2006. This was a corner of my stand there - we had a very busy and enjoyable show where I met up with many customers face to face for the first time. Its always lovely to put a face to a name! This was my third year at Harrogate and it was great to see old friends again. Nicky Dillerstone is a textile designer who has become a firm friend - I love her work. See her site in the links - Fun to meet the York Dolly birds again there - Harrogate is a very enjoyable venue.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

This beautiful fairy is created by Trisha Joyce. I think we can aggree she is absolutely beautiful.

Teresa Malyon is a doll maker/designer of many years experience. This is a wall doll with a cast face and hands.
Teresa teaches all sorts of doll making as well as selling patterns and various clays.
Teresa's website:

Ray Slater sourced all the dolls for this exhibition, as well as organising the exhibition. This magnificent doll is Ray's 'Pantomime Dame' which she also teaches as a weekend class. Ray has been teaching clothdoll making in the UK for 4/5 years.
I'm very late in writing about the 'Cloth Doll Art Uk' exhibition which was part of the 'Knitting and Stitching' shows this year.

There were around thirty exhibits and these are pictures of a few of them. This piece was by Jeanette Bright - to quote her
'I begin with a piece of fabrc which I stitch, dye and cut to make into a doll. Social history and life events are her strongest source of inspiration'