EAST's mentor, Anthea Godfrey, curated a display at the Knitting and Stitching Show last weekend that celebrated the life of her mother Margaret G Nicholson in the year of the centenary of her birth in 1913. The display included sketches and completed pieces dating from the 1920s to the early 21st century. The combination of design work and finished pieces gave a greater insight into the work on display; much of it in her own contemporary versions of goldwork, particularly or nue, and beading. An audio/visual display gave a shortened biography of Margaret's life. The whole display was beautifully put together by Anthea and some of the EAST members (as well as other friends) were privileged to be able to help with the stewarding over the four days of the show allowing us to spend a longer than usual time to explore the work on display.
Some of the EAST members were lucky enough to know Margaret when she used to accompany Anthea to their regular meetings and it was certainly a highlight of the Alexandra Palace show to find out more about this remarkable lady and her prolific body of work.
If you missed the exhibition it will move to Harrogate in November - 21st to 24th November (www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/harrogate).
Images taken with the kind permission of Anthea Godfrey.