We set off after breakfast and as we got beyond Skipton the sun began to break through.After just under 2 hours we arrived at the mill. Going in full of anticipation we weren't disappointed.
I was blown away by the gallery, I wish it was nearer as I would spend a lot of time there. Then I spotted the studios that are around the gallery and was totally green with envy. What a fabulous place to work. On walking round I recognised a lot of the work and then spotted Elaine Hughes studio. I had come across her work in embroidery magazine and when 1 of my students used her work as inspiration for her exam. I am hooked, I love her work and it was a shame that she wasn't there today as I would have loved to have looked round her studio space and have a chat. I had to make do with a lovely card and hopefully in the future one of her collages, here's hoping.
We then had a spot of lunch in the lovely cafe before carrying on looking at some fabulous work. First on 'Page, paper, stitch, text' featuring the work of Annwyn Dean, Joan Newall and Elizabeth Shorrocks. I saw some of their work at Art in the Pen and I loved seeing their work again.
62@50 was the next exhibition. There was work by a number of the artists In the group.
A wide range or media was represented, but the work of Jane Mckeating caught my eye. I loved the attention to detail, the delicate fabric and the hand stitching. Th envelopes were beautiful and I am intrigued to find out how to transfer drawing onto really fine fabric.
All in all the day was fabulous and well worth another visit xx