The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show
If you’re passionate about textile art, stitch and crafts, then you won’t want to miss The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at London Olympia on 3rd-6th March.
With hundreds of workshops, demonstrations and interactive features running throughout the show, this unique event is the perfect place to get great ideas, learn new skills and meet like-minded people. There’s plenty of shopping opportunities too with over 200 specialist companies selling a huge range of essential knitting, sewing and textile craft supplies, with a bevy of show discounts and special offers.
We are sponsoring the UK Hand Knitting Association, and they will be teaching and promoting the art of hand knitting at The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show. Drop in and meet the team of friendly experts who can teach you to knit, show you some new skills and help you with any knitting conundrums you might be having.
Following the success of last year’s Knitted Farm, this year entries to The Knitted Feast competition will be on display, so if quirky 3D knitting makes you smile, make sure you pay the Knitted Feast a visit.
New this year
A new addition to the Knitting and Stitching show is the chance to be inspired by the work of leading UK textile artists, whose work is exhibited in professionally curated Textile Galleries. Featured artists include:
- Model, prop and set maker Jessica Dance (Material World)
- Stitched textile and collage artist Louise Baldwin (Two Worlds)
- Mixed media textile artists Mary Sleigh and Jan Miller (Somewhere in Between)
- Printedtextile artist and designer Michelle House
- Embroiderer Nigel Cheney (The Forest of Arden)
- The Quilters’ Guild (Moving On)
Other show features include:
The Create and Craft Theatre, in association with Create and Craft TV
Presented by leading lights of the knitting and stitching world, the Creative Living Theatre offers free demonstrations on a whole array of different textile projects. There will be sessions from the Great British Sewing Bee’s Matt Chapple, Chinelo Bally and Lauren Guthrie, patchwork guru Liz Betts and homeware sewing expert Debbie Shore.
Whether you’re a complete newcomer to dressmaking or have higher level skills, our team of experts will be on hand to explain the basics of dressmaking, from buttonholes, hems and seam finishing to zip insertion and understanding patterns. Book early to avoid disappointment as studio tickets sell out quickly. Prices start at £12 (+£1.50 booking fee per transaction) for a one hour class and include all workshop materials.
This interactive yarn sweet shop has been designed to whet every crafter’s appetite. Created by alpaca wool expert Kerry Lord, theknitting team at TOFT will explain the difference between wool, silk, cotton and alpaca.
At the Mr X Stitch Inspiration Station, learn cross stitch with students from the Royal School of Needlework, enjoy embroidered entries from the Young Embroiderers’ De Denne competition and feast your eyes on incredible new work by fresh new embroidery talent, introduced by Mr X Stitch himself, Jamie Chalmers.
Now in its third year, this hard-fought competition to find the UK’s most talented young fashion textile designers aged 16 to 19 attracts hundreds of entries. After a superb collection of entries, our judging team will announce an overall winner at the show on Thursday 3rd March. Visitors can see this year’s 20 shortlisted designs displayed within a dedicated gallery at the show.
Get an exclusive discount on tickets for The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show
Tickets cost £13.00 in advance (concessions £12) but if you quote promotional code LOVEKNIT you’ll get an extra £2 off (£1 off concessions)* Visit The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show website for more information and to book.
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Last updated: March 1st, 2016.