Published on October 19th, 2012 | by Serena


Knitting and Stitching Show 2012 at Alexandra Palace

Knitting & Stitching Show

I was with the rest of the LoveKnitting team at Alexandra Palace last week for the Knitting and Stitching Show. It was great to meet face-to-face with some of the lovely people we deal with over the phone. And, of course, it was amazing to see so many knitting and craft goodies in one place!

These were my top 10 favourite stands of the show…

Selvedge Magazine Stand

Selvedge Magazine – great colours and variety.

The Guild of Machine Knitters

The Guild of Machine Knitters – lively demonstrations.

British Tapestry Group

British Tapestry Group – very charming ladies.


Fyberspates – a wonderful display of colours!


Debonnaire – possibly the cosiest-looking stand of the show!

Knit for Peace

Knit for Peace – promoting a good cause.

Mrs Moon

Mrs Moon – so neat!

The Cotton Patch

The Cotton Patch – a demonstration in full swing.

Eternal Button Maker

Eternal Button Maker – fabrics galore.

Pin It and Stitch It

Pin It and Stitch It – fantastic display of fabrics (and more very charming ladies).

And a couple of the other stands that particularly caught my eye…


Chocolate. I resisted, but it looked very good!

Knitted Village

Knitted village display – loved this!

Were you at the show, too? What did you enjoy most about it?

About the Author

Serena loves sunshine, strawberries and Great Danes. She has gone from non-knitter to yarn obsessive in under two years, and is determined to drag the rest of the world along with her.

Last updated: April 5th, 2018.

11 Responses to Knitting and Stitching Show 2012 at Alexandra Palace

  1. Titi says:

    Thanks for wonderful memories of the show. Always love the chocolate stand but you’ve shown me at the guild of machine knitters stand, demonstrating. It is such a wonderful skill to have and not as daunting as most think.Really great pics.

  2. Morag Walker says:

    It was lovely to see what was at the show as I wasn’t able to come down from Scotland. Thank you for letting us see all these wonderful stands, knitting and material.

  3. Erica downs says:

    I always try to make the Debonnaire stand look a little less cosy,ie neater but I guess it’s not in my personality! Thanks for the mention!

  4. Thank you for including the British Tapestry Group’s weaving demonstration in your top 10. We all had a great time demonstrating and also had a lot of help from interested visitors. The finished tapestries will shortly be on our web site. It seemed a very relaxed show and we had a lot of people coming and chatting and trying their hand at weaving. It was also a great chance to showcase some of our contemporary tapestries.

  5. Karen says:

    Glad you liked the stand… wasn’t so neat at the end of each day!

  6. liz holpin says:

    Thanks for posting about the sweet sixteen. It was a great show and we enjoyed sharing longarm quilting with so many people.liz

  7. Julie Walker says:

    I had an idea this week about opening a knitting & chocolate shop! My two favourite hobbies, knitting & eating chocolate! Although I would probably eat most of the stock! Will look out for you at the next knitting & stitching show (hopefully a bit nearer to where I live).

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