After popular demand the Artist In Action area is returning to The Knitting & Stitching Show in Harrogate.

The concept is to show practicing artists at work, as though in their own studio, so visitors can catch a glimpse of the artists’ journey from initial idea through to resolved body of work. Each artist is given their own ‘studio space’ to display work-in-progress as well as finished pieces and the timetable reflects a range of creative disciplines such as fabric painting, dyeing, printing, fabric construction, mixed-media and stitch.

The artists, who may be in residence for one or more days, will be examining options, exploring ideas and working through processes. Inspiration could come from previously worked themes, from their own sketchbooks and source material, or even from other artists in the Studio and the materials provided. Programme in several visits to the Artists in Action Studio during your day and you will be able to observe the developments, as well as learning about
methods, materials and techniques. By displaying their personal working methods the artists hope to encourage a better understanding of the artistic flow, including those inevitable (but vitally important) rejected ideas, as the creative journey follows its twists and turns.

This year’s Timetable

Thursday 28th Nov – CarolAnn Allen, Amanda Hislop, Lizzie Houghton, Ruth Issett & Angie Hughes.

Friday 29th Nov – Sarah Burgess, Amanda Hislop, Jeanette Appleton, Mary Mcintosh & Jenny O’Leary.

Saturday 30th Nov – Sue Brown, Amanda Clayton, Dionne Swift, Janet Gilbert & Jenny O’Leary.

Sunday 1st Dec – Sue Brown, Amanda Clayton, Alice Fox, Alysn Midgelow – Marsden & Val Hughes.

Find out more about this year’s artists here. 

Visit the Artist In Action website for more information.

Artists in Action is created in association with Art Van Go.

Important Ticket Information – Covid-19

We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to The Knitting & Stitching Show in November for what promises to be a great event. That said, our number one priority is to ensure we protect the health and wellbeing of our visitors and exhibitors, and we will closely follow the government and their medical advisers’ recommendations to ensure we do this.

The show will go ahead, unless we’re advised or told to cancel or delay at the request of the UK Government, which we will then do without hesitation. If this is the case we will issue a refund for all tickets and workshops booked via See Tickets, (if you booked through a third party please contact them directly). We won’t take risks with your safety and we will do as the Government advises.