The Week That Was: Knitting & Stitching Show, London

The Week That Was: Knitting & Stitching Show, London

The Week That Was: Knitting & Stitching Show, London

October 13, 2014 | Reads | 5 Comments

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!
Ally Pally 1I 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!

Ally Pally 2Precious Memories – Jo Beattie
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Black Sheep – The Dark Side of Felt Curated By Laura Mabbut.

Pictured Ursulus Teodorus Ruxpinus by Stephanie Metz

Ally Pally 4And, 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?


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    Lyn

    October 13, 2014

    Hi I tried to find you on Wednesday to say thank you for the tickets but could not find your stall or any mention of your name. My friend and I had a lovely time. Thank you. Lyn

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      MadePeachy

      October 13, 2014

      So glad you enjoyed the show Lyn, it was so busy I didn’t get to see half of the people I intended to! Hope you bought lots of lovely treats!

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    Joanne

    October 13, 2014

    It was lovely to meet you too!!
    I bought some cotton +steel butterflies for another emery dress, but was very restrained otherwise! I’m going to have a look at that Beatrice dress!

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      MadePeachy

      October 13, 2014

      Your dress was stunning Joanne- really inspired me to stitch more clothes! Sew Me Something has such a brilliant collection of patterns!!

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    Caroline

    October 14, 2014

    Thanks again for my ticket. It was lovely to meet you and I had a great time. I bought lots of fabric for patchwork and quilting. My favourites from my haul were Lewis and Irene’s Fox and Friends FQ bundle. I must get around to posting about it all!


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