I expected there to be major crowds, so I was both delighted and a bit baffled by how few people were there when the gallery opened at 6.
The gallery is a small-but-charming space, and while I've never considered myself a huge textile art fan, I had to resist the urge to take about half the pieces home with me. Here are a few of my favorites:
The threads actually seemed to glow from a distance. Gorgeous!
I was THIS CLOSE to buying this little Yoda:
It made me laugh. WHAT.
These next pieces were framed high up on the wall, and the spotlight reflections made them kinda hard to photograph:
It's Lydia from Beetlejuice!
Here's a close-up:
Love this SO MUCH.
Next to her was this beeYOOtiful felt Uhura:
What a cool mod design! And check out the detail in the stitching:
Sew perfect! :D
If you've seen other blog posts about the show then you probably recognize this Pee Wee:
So cute! AAAAA! [Pee Wee flail]
A marvelous embroidered Mario set:
That Chomper chain is so clever.
And every geeky craft show needs a needle-felted Snarf, right?
And a Cheetara doll?
And finally, here's a TARDIS in denim-blue - literally:
There were lots more amazing goodies at the show, so head over to my Flickr account to see the rest. From Oompa Loompa pillows to geeky aprons to the embroidered Picard/Riker facepalm, I guarantee you'll see plenty more to make you smile.
Plus there are giant gears on the wall. Which is awesome.