Visit the Knitting & Stitching Show

Mrs Moon at Knitting & Stitching show

The Knitting & Stitching Show returns to Alexandra Palace on 5th – 9th October 2016, with shopping, workshops and inspiration around every corner.

There’s also drop-in crochet and knitting sessions with UK Hand Knitting’s team of experts.

If it’s time to top up your stash, check out the latest yarns and products from nearly 400 retailers.

Then take time to enjoy a crochet workshop, including:

  • Make a Crocheted Mandala Garland with Jo Smith
  • Needle Felted Guinea Pig with Gai Button
  • Learn to Crochet with Graeme Knowles Miller
  • Broomstick Lace Crochet a Scarf with Diana Bensted
  • Cluster: Crochet a Bracelet in Wire and Beads with Kath Orsman
  • Crocheted Rug with Recycled & Vintage Fabrics with Helena Marriott
  • Crochet a Cable Clutch Bag with Diana Bensted

The full workshop and talks timetable can be found here.Knitting show fabrics

If you enjoy a laugh, you can also meet the risque knitted residents of idyllic English village Woolly Bush, in daily screenings of Nudinits: Tickled Pink. This award-winning stop-motion animation film stars a cast of naked knitted characters, by writer, designer and knitter Sarah Simi and animator Ed Hartwell. There’s also the launch of the Nudinits book, which features 15 knitting patterns including Woolly Bush locals Bernard and Barbara.

At the show you can also see the Black Icons exhibition, which celebrates black culture through textiles as part of Black History Month. The project celebrates iconic black British cultural figures from the 1920s and 30s, and 37 young people have produced a magazine to celebrate their heritage. It features textiles that were designed, created and modelled by the volunteers, inspired by traditional East African Kanga cloth, to celebrate their chosen Black Icons.

The Black Icons magazine will be launched at the House of Lords in October during Black History Month.  Copies will be available at the show and online at the FAD website.

The Knitting & Stitching Show takes place at Alexandra Palace from 5th-9th October.  Advance tickets cost £14.50 but if you use use discount code SIMPCRO you can save £2.50 on tickets. To order visit www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/london or call 0844 581 1302 (+44 0121 796 6100 from outside the UK).

*Valid on adult tickets in advance only, or £1 off concessions. Terms & conditions and £1.50 booking fee applies.