Friday, 15 February 2008

Textiles in Focus '08

There were some great traders there too so of course I just had to treat myself, well it would have been rude not to. The recent Jan and Jean Books have been on my list of 'must have' for ages and the new one from the Fiberfusion team (also exhibiting here), so lots to keep me amused for awhile.

resolved samples with such originality... love the knitted knickers.

first year students sketch books ....... always a joy.

extremely organic wearable art by the final year students and so gracious allowing photographs.

I've had a truly lovely day today (actually yesterday as I'm writing this in the wee small hours), went to Cambridgeshire to the Textiles in Focus exhibition held at Cottenham Village College. A smallish venue but well worth a visit if your around the area this weekend or just fancy a drive out and a 'textile art fix'. I'ts on until Sunday and admission isn't an arm and a leg, there's some lovely inspirational work and displays.Tracy A. Franklin is lecturing on Saturday and I believe there's a plethora of workshops too. Some of the college students are exhibiting their final pieces, they definitly had the wow factor.


Clippy Mat said...

i feel so 'alien' when i see your art. told you i do not have a creative bone in my body. that side of the brain is not working that's for sure. but i so admire you and can see the beauty and dedication in your work. it's lovely to look at and to see how much you put into it. :-)) keep it up.

Carol said...

Looks like you had a great time, the heat manipulated stuff is just lovely, Oh to be a first year again!

Cyn said...

3 of us had a great time. Excellent display and met some lovely helpful people. Need to get to know about it earlier next year as workshops full. Cyn

Dianne said...

Hey Jan
I love Cre8ive its very inspirational and fantastic pics.
I so happy I got your blog from Carol.. You blog is also wonderful, so much inspiration here. I was looking for some for my Paper quilt as in CSP mag..
Thanks for all the ideas here.
I will be back for more..

MargaretR said...

I also love the students work in every exhibition Jan. I haven't been to any exhibitions for far too long I'm afraid.