Knit and Stitch at Ally Pally - lots to enjoy although there seemed to be far fewer galleries. It was very, very busy which was a bit overwhelming at times particularly having just been on a relaxing break! Some very interesting work in the graduate showcase, I bought this embroidered piece by Jan McGarry, intrigued by the shadows it cast. I thought it would look good beside pieces by Gill Banks we have in the sitting room and it does .
Dorothy Caldwell and it blew me away even more than the work at FoQ a few years ago. Her pieces with bold stitches with thick thread coated with pigments from the Australian Outback were stunning. I particularly wanted to see her work up close as I'm lucky enough to be doing a workshop with her at Masseria del Zingera next week!