Went to the "Art of the Stitch" exhibition last weekend. What a wonderful selection of textiles. So varied too: From the body printing "Purge" with its amazing fabric and stitch details (by Colin Jenkins); to the stitched picture, "The power and the glory" by Helen Fletcher; to the truly amazing cartoon strip in applique with stitching, "Perseus Chapter One" by Zara Merrick.
I wish I could show you photos, but no photography was allowed.
The exhibition is a biennial presented by the Embroiderer's Guild (UK). It is a travelling exhibition which I saw in Birkenhead, at the Williamson Art Gallery.
On my way home, I popped in to visit the embroidery and craft shop, Voirrey. They had a small and interesting exhibition too - by the Chester branch of the Embroiderer's Guild. The following photos were taken in the car park. It was a beautiful windy day.