Well we survived! - despite colds, coughs, poor weather and dreadful traffic jams on all roads.
The Harrogate Knitting and Stitching show finished on Sunday 22nd November after 4 days of almost constant attention on our stand from the visitors to the show.
East @ The Warner Textile Archive was very well received especially by anyone studying or working in textiles, as we provided the rare opportunity to view source items, work books and final pieces. Many tutors approached us about having the exhibition at their own places of learning so we will have to see how this next stage unfolds.
The exhibition has safely returned to Braintree and will now remain in the care of the Museum team. EAST will continue to be involved with the project and we will be showing the display at our September launch of the new EAST exhibition, "Talking Textiles."
I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all the members who were able to offer their time to help steward and set up and dismantle the display and a SPECIAL thanks to all the husbands that helped over the five days (they know who they are!)
It was hard work but alot of fun and a real team effort to hold it all together.
As soon as I work out how to download photos from my new camera I will add some pictures to the blog or website - including the horses that greeted us each morning at the stables where some of us stayed!!