Ruth's tapestry The Blessing of Rain, which is on display at Fabric of the North, has been commended in the prestigious Knitting and Stitching show, where it was the only tapestry entry. You can see Ruth's work here - and be sure to vote for it in the People's Choice competition! (And then you can enjoy seeing it 'in the flesh' when Kirkleatham Museum re-opens post-COVID.)
Here's a bright flash of news in these dark days of Covid - Fabric of the North is to be extended for an extra three months, until 30 April. The artists on show have all agreed for their works to be left on the wall during that period, and the weaversbazaar pop-up shop will also stay.
This is fabulous news for frustrated tapestry-lovers who didn't manage to catch the show during the few days when it was actually open. Let's hope that lockdowns and vaccines, between them, will bring back some sort of normality in the new year. Kirkleatham is currently in Tier 3, so we don't yet have a re-opening date, but as soon as we do we'll post it here. Meanwhile - something to look forward to!
[Updated 19 Dec for closing date extension from 31 March to 30 April.]