The Knitting & Stitching Show returns to Alexandra Palace on 11th – 15th October 2017, with shopping, workshops and inspiration around every corner. And we have a discount code to save £2.50 on adult tickets*.
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 Christmas Wreath with Steph Phillips
- Funky Felt Beads with Meg Chater
- Crochet in Wire with Kath Orsman
- Get to Grips with Cable Knitting: Use it Creatively with Monica Russel
- Lace Knitting: Easier than you think Monica Russel
- Owl and the Pussy Cat: Needle Felt the Owl with Fi Oberon
- Tunisian Crochet Mug Cosy with Diana Bensted
The full workshop and talks timetable can be found here.
If you’re curious about other ways to use your yarn stash, Steffi who is a seasoned needle felter with over 13 years of experience, will be giving insights on the different types of wool from different sheep breeds that are suitable for 3D and 2D needle felting projects. She’ll be explaining the difference between batts and tops and the uses of different felting needles. Get infected by the enthusiasm of an experienced crafter and believe, when she says that needle felting is one of the easiest crafting skills you can learn literally in 20 minutes. See how a fluff of wool turns into an animal or a flower. This talk will be interactive and hands on with the opportunity to ask questions.
At the show you can also see Amy Twigger Holroyd’s exhibition, which aims to share and promote techniques for reknitting: using knitting skills and knowledge to repair and rework the garments in our wardrobes.
The exhibition features a large-scale diagram showcasing a comprehensive range of ‘treatments’ that could be used to transform an existing item of knitwear. These processes draw on instructions and examples from the past but also inventively respond to the mass-produced items in our wardrobes today. They exploit the inherent ‘tinkerability’ of the knitted structure and treat each individual stitch as a unit of possibility.
Twigger Holroyd’s reknitting work, which has been exhibited nationally and internationally, was originally developed during her PhD at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, completed in 2013. This exhibition is produced by Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, with technical assistance from Nottingham Trent University.
The Knitting & Stitching Show takes place at Alexandra Palace from 11th-15th October. Advance tickets cost £14.50 but if you use use discount code SIMPCRO you can save £2.50 on adult tickets (£1 on concessions). 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.