A few weekends back I went to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace with my mum. This is a huge (seriously it’s massive – bring snacks, buy coffee massive) show celebrating all sorts of glorious makers, designers, artists and hobbyists in the knitting and stitching and generally crafty worlds.
It has a fairly big focus on shopping but I was delighted to also find some beautiful exhibition spaces, talks and demos programme (although we missed every talk because we found these so late), and there were also some fantastic workshops on offer.
Some of my eyecatching highlights:
I was really glad we booked in for a workshop as it gave us a chance to go somewhere a little bit quieter and less heaving, to sit down, and to pour some of our creative energies into a quick and easy make. Our workshop was printing a tote bag with Colouricious. We used beautiful hand carved wooden stamps from India and selected a few contrasting colours to print our designs.
I loved playing with adding glitter to the fabric paint and I was really pleased with the result. It also led to me going and buying a load of wooden stamps of my own (sorry not sorry) so I’m going to have to make sure I make the most of these making cards and printing fabric too!
Did you go to the Knitting and Stitching Show? What were your highlights?