I said I would let you see the pictures of the amazing needlework on display at the NEC in Birmingham once I had extracted them from my friend's camera, so here goes..
First of all these are some snaps of the winner of a competition whose theme was 'the swinging sixties'...Aah does that bring back memories! The whole thing was in 3D and utterly amazing.
How incredible is the detailing on this. It must have taken hours of work.
The runner up....
There were several other exibitions and here are a few photos of work I found rather special.
And then there was this childs chair, unbelievable. Every stitch done by hand. I'm sorry about the photo but it was very difficult to get near enough to take a good one.
Well after all that inspiration what is a girl to do but arm herself with stuff to create her own masterpieces! so of course I had to have some of this..
And a few of these
and some of these to fasten tiny slippers
And what about these little appliques. Thought they would make great brooches or embellishments for cute beach bags!