…we are keen to support the show, which gives us such a good opportunity for textiles enthusiasts to share and learn, and of course, shop! Many people who don’t venture to the NEC or further afield have the chance to experience new things and also show their work in a local arena, which is all very positive. It’s also very enjoyable to meet with other like-minded people and share ideas…
Caroline at PoppyPosts:
“Yesterday I visited the Big Textile Show which was held in nearby Countesthorpe, in my county of Leicestershire. It is so nice to have an exhibition/show held near to where I live instead of having to travel for hours to get there so I made the most of it.
“It was a fantastic exhibition of a number of crafts but my overwhelming memory is that of colour. There was colour everywhere; patchwork quilts, embroidery silks, wool, felt, material. Everywhere vibrant, vivid, verdant colour. I am also a very tactile person and found myself touching the exhibits and tracing the contours of the quilting even though there were lots of signs saying “Do not touch”. I just couldn’t help myself.
“I wasn’t looking for ideas, which is just as well as I was completely overwhelmed by the amazing colours and complexity of some of the exhibits. I was in awe.”