The Week That Was: Knitting & Stitching Show, London
Hello World! I’m finally home and is it ever good to be back to all those comforts and readily available wifi!
Last week was amazing and exhausting all at the same time. Last week I headed on over to Alexandra Palace to the Knitting and Stitching show – and was it ever a blast!
I spent most of my time at the show sharing some fun quilting techniques and meeting lots of wonderful people – if your a new reader from the show be sure to leave a comment to introduce yourself and say Hi! It’s awesome to be able to catch up with friends – giving a little wave to Laura, Caroline & Joanne – hope you all had a fantastic time!
Working on a stand located in the Textile Gallery is a fantastic way to get to explore all of the incredible and inspiring exhibits in the early hours before the show – selfish I know, but it does feel like a private view! If you get the opportunity to visit the event in Dublin or Harrogate – I would strongly recommend it! There were some many fantastic, inspiring and striking textile exhibitions crossing all genres, styles and disciples – I don’t want to share too many spoilers…but here are a few quick peeks of my very favourite exhibitions!
Precious Memories – Jo Beattie
Black Sheep – The Dark Side of Felt Curated By Laura Mabbut.
Pictured Ursulus Teodorus Ruxpinus by Stephanie Metz
And, for once I actually managed to squeeze in some all important shopping time -which is an indulgence that I don’t normally get time for at these shows. But, finally I have my hands of a wonderful bundle of Cotton & Steel, the Beatrice Dress Pattern I have been coveting forever and some ‘essentials’ in the form of jumbo pom pom trim and pearle cottons. Most of these are part of a work shopping list, but sure is a satisfying indulgence!
So, did you come along to the show? What was your favourite part of the event? Or what is your favourite purchase?