News The Spring Knitting and Stitching show in London: win tickets at LoveKnitting

Published on February 15th, 2016 | by Angie


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.

The Spring Knitting and Stitching show in London: win tickets at LoveKnitting

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.

The Spring Knitting and Stitching show in London - read more and win tickets at LoveKnitting

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:

The Spring Knitting and Stitching show in London: win tickets at LoveKnitting

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.

The Dressmaking Studio, in association with The McCall Pattern Company and SEW TODAY

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.

The Spring Knitting and Stitching show in London: win tickets at LoveKnitting

‘Try me’: a yarny wonderland, in association with TOFT

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.

The Inspiration Station

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.

The Spring Knitting and Stitching show in London: win tickets at LoveKnitting 

The National Fashion Textiles Competition

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.

*Discount valid in advance only. Terms and conditions and £1.50 booking fee applies.

Win a ticket to The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show

LoveKnitting has 5 tickets to give away to lucky winners – just comment on this post before February 29th for a chance to win!

About the Author

Jack of all trades, Master of Netflix and video games. A musician by passion, a gamer by choice, and a crafter by chance: I write about knitting and crochet, design fun patterns, and blog at GamerCrafting!

Last updated: March 1st, 2016.

120 Responses to The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show

  1. Sue says:

    I would love to win tickets to this show but I’m sure that I would be like a kid in a sweet shop once there.

  2. SALLY WEBB says:

    Absolute heaven for me and all hand knitters and stitching enthusiasts cannot wait to go

  3. Lizz Atkins says:

    It would be a dream to go to the show. I’m sure there will be lots of squishable and exciting yarn

  4. Lorna says:

    How amazing it would be to win tickets! Wow!

  5. Sandy Brion says:

    What a great prize to win x

  6. Vivella says:

    Woo hoo

  7. Kialtho says:

    It would be awesome to win tickets for this! I’ve wanted to go for the last few years but just haven’t been able to! I bet it’s a knitters heaven!

  8. Victoria Moore says:

    This would be a great day out for me and my mum please can I be entered to win tickets. I am just discovering knitting as I have always papercrafted but my mum has always knitted and sewed, although she is just trying out quilting. xx

  9. Marion Vessey says:

    Would really love to win tickets

  10. Marion Vessey says:

    Would really love to win tickets , really got back into knitting lately. Would love to see all the latest ideas .

  11. Hayley says:

    Oh goodness. Would love to win tickets – although if I do my bank account would hate me!!

  12. Sheila Ely says:

    I would love to go to this it would be a really fun day out for me.

  13. Joanna says:

    What a great prize, I’d love to win tickets for me and my lovely Mum to go to the show!

  14. Carol Soep says:

    Wonderful that it is coming to Scotland !!
    Would love to win tickets for self and friend, we are both knitters already but very keen to get into quilting or any other new skills. Lol, very very keen to get into a class. ?

  15. Linda Harrison says:

    Would love to win tickets for my mum – excellent knitter who has taken it up again since the recent loss of our Dad 😉

  16. Marion Wells says:

    As I am retired now I am volunteering for MySisters’ House CIC to provide a One Stop Womens Centre and also Cherished Gowns for Angel Babies so have just started sewing and knitting again, which I had not had a lot of time for while working. Loving it and would love to see what ideas I can use to benefit these wonderful organisations

  17. Temi says:

    Would love to win some tickets. I’m not sure how I would restrain myself with all that lovely wool, knitting accessories and patterns, but who needs to eat!

  18. Penny Harris says:

    Free tickets for a delightful day out would mean I could spend a little more on yarn.

  19. Cindy Putterman says:

    How wonderful!!!

  20. Davina Coomber says:

    Oooo yrs please, just after payday too, great timing 🙂

  21. Jenni says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win tickets to what I’m sure is going to be an amazing event!

  22. Shelley Jenner says:

    Wow – what a fantastic prize – would love to take my daughter as she is embracing the joy of knitting and stitching so it would be a great treat to have a shared interest day out! Good luck everyone!

  23. irene says:

    I would love to win tickets, I have recently started to knit again and I am sure I would get loads of great ideas here!

  24. Odette says:

    What an inspirational and fun day that would be – hope it’s me, and I could treat my sister 🙂

  25. Julie says:

    I’ve been knitting and crocheting for 45 years but I’ve never been to a craft/knitting/sewing show like this! How exciting it would be to win tickets! And, if I did, extra money to spend at the show!!

  26. Jeanette says:

    Love to win these tickets for my daughter who is studying textiles at university

  27. Susie Burdett says:

    Ooo, I’ve never been to a show before. Suspect it might make a large dent in my wallet, but at least if I won tickets I could justify spending an extra £13!

  28. RandomNameAllocated says:

    Would love to win these tickets and take a friend who’s going through a tough time at the moment.

  29. Chris says:

    Would so love to win this to take my hard working daughter to to give her a treat. We would be in heaven!

  30. Victoria says:

    Would love to go to this, what an amazing place!

  31. Rose says:

    I have already booked the flights to the knitting & stitching show, so getting the tickets is next!
    Would love to win them.

  32. Sarah Dawson says:

    Have heard about this show but have never been. Would love to win tickets and get inspiration.

  33. Bracken says:

    I also have never been. Interesting show as well by the looks of it. Would be wonderland for me I think.

  34. Deborah says:

    There’s so much to see at this show that it would be just fabulous to win tickets and get a chance to splurge some money there!

  35. Patricia Jamin says:

    This show sounds fascinating, would love to win tickets

  36. Diana says:

    I would love to win tickets for this….am looking forward to becoming a grandma in the summer, so sure I would find lots to buy here 🙂

  37. Sue Gaunt says:

    Yes please. I would love a ticket to go. It would be amazing I am sure.

  38. Janis Susan Hobb says:

    Oh I’d love a chance to go to this with my daughter she graduated last year at GSA with a textile design degree specialising in knitting and I’m an avid knitter too xx

  39. Nicola Pettitt says:

    Loved the show at Harrogate, would love to go to London Olympia too, a treasure chest of all things crafty!

  40. lesley says:

    I’d love to win win. My crafty friend, Sarah, and I go to all the craft shows we can afford to, this year we have a new recruit to our team, Christine, it would be lovely to treat her to a crazy day out.

  41. Deb Waller says:

    Would love to win this prize for an amazing day out surrounded by loveliness x

  42. Amanda says:

    my friend and I would love to come to the show, we are knitters and I am getting back to sewing

  43. Kare Flockhart says:

    I would love to win the tickets. Last time I went I was heavily pregnant and so didn’t get to see as much of it as I would have liked. This time I would see EVERYTHING!

  44. Crystal says:

    Great prize; I’ve been getting back into knitting and recently learnt to crochet so it would be fab to get the chance to go.. so much inspiration!

  45. Alison B says:

    Would be like a child in a sweetie shop ! What do you look at first !

  46. Sarah says:

    Really must not miss it this time around and a free ticket would be the icing on the cake 🙂

  47. Sue says:

    I would love to go and see what is new in the knitting world, I have been knitting since I was 9 years old, now retired! but always willing to learn something new.

  48. Joan Newman says:

    I love knitting & I love Teaching my Granddaughter’s to knit, as Knitting is becoming a Dying Art owing to it not being past on to the next Generation, because it was not pasted on to the Generation before. I would Love to win a Ticket to this Show ,as I would love to take one of my Granddaughter’s with me. I love getting your post’s.

  49. Catherine Fagg says:

    I’d love to take my mum for mother’s day!

  50. Karen Gendy says:

    show sounds absolutely amazing. I would love to win tickets for this x

  51. Anne Stratford says:

    Would love to win and show my daughter, currently a non knitter, the myriad of possibilities the craft offers.

  52. Helen says:

    I would love to go with my best friend it looks fabulous X

  53. Amanda says:

    Would be so enthralled to win a ticket. Thank you.

  54. Mary Rapley says:

    Never mind the shopping, the cooking, the dust, the hoover, the washing machine, the iron, the garden and even the grandchildren, can’t wait to add to my projects awaiting TIME!

  55. Felicity says:

    Just got into knitting after having a baby in December and it’s been great keeping my mind active! Although I’m at the basic stage, it still is enjoyable.

  56. Sue Wills says:

    Had a ball at Ally Pally in October so hope to win a ticket to Olympia. Currently knitting the Rowan striped cardigan from ‘Rowan Loves…’ by Martin Storey which I bought at KnS last year. Always a treat to meet designers.

  57. Yvonne Perry says:

    Have never been to a knitting and stitching show. I have been knitting for 40 years! I would love to have the chance for free tickets……..fingers crossed.

  58. Margaret Clark says:

    QI would love to win the tickets for myself and my sons mother in law she would be really be thrilled.

  59. Lorraine Hogan says:

    What an opportunity to win tickets to the show would be amazing

  60. Caroline Rogers says:

    Im just in the process of applying for a textile design degree. I think it would be great for me to get ideas for the forthcoming work. Fingers crossed I will be lucky.

  61. Karen Watkins says:

    Would love to win never been to a show befire would take my bestie friend Debbie , would be like goingkto a sweetie shop

  62. Candy says:

    I would love to win a ticket – I knit and crochet and would find plenty of inspiration at the show, plus hopefully I’d return home clutching an exciting bag of yarn!

  63. Bernice O'Reilly says:

    I’ve never been before so would love to win tickets and experience the Alladin’s cave of soft wools and multi- coloured yarns!

  64. Liz Maden says:

    I would love to go to this show. Just started knitting again for my new granddaughter and really getting into it. Would love to see the new things available now.

  65. Maureen Reeves says:

    Knitting keeps me sane! However I need to see and feel the wool before buying. The Knitting and Stitching Show attracts suppliers from home and abroad and there is no better way to plan my next project!

  66. Susan says:

    Tickets would be a perfect treat for my niece who is studying fashion at Uni in London. She has been the driving force in getting me back into knitting, and now I don’t seem or want to be able to stop!

  67. Kerri Allen says:

    Have been meaning to go to the show for the last couple of years, so maybe this is the year to take a day off work and indulge!

  68. Gaby Molnar says:

    I would be happy to win the ticket and love to be there!

  69. Candela says:

    Would love to go to get some inspiration. I am always looking for exciting new projects!

  70. Rosemarie Smith says:

    Knitting has been a god send, I had a stroke in Sepember 2015 , so got my needles and start with a Teddy for my grandson was born in Sepember.

    I had to read the patten over, over to make sure i was not to make a mistake. It took me 2 weeks.

  71. Anne Duncan says:

    Our knitting group could definitely do with a free ticket to reduce costs since most are retired or not earning atm. Worth a try. It’s our nearest knitting show and just perfect in size for a group of ladies who are not able to manage Alexander Palace anymore. Crossing our knitty fingers LK!

  72. Joanna Dabrowska says:

    Just taught myself to knit via YouTube and knitted my first bobbled hat last month.
    Time to expand my reportoire especially as my sister-in-law has just had twins. Need to knit twice as fast!!!
    Please teleport me to the show…

  73. Linda Day says:

    Looks like the perfect day out! Fingers crossed I win! Oo but that will prevent me knitting….!!!

  74. Jackie james says:

    News update on coming event really valuable it’s sounds fantastic. I’ve been knitting on and off for many years and would love to win the prize.

  75. Irene says:

    I would love to go to the show I’m disabled and the thought of all that yarn would really cheer me up.

  76. Liz Wood says:

    My Nan taught me to knit in the 1960’s; it was a bit of a battle, my Mum and I made our New Year resolutions to knit and sew again after enjoying your website and now after reading this latest one a trip to the show would be fantastic as you inspire us so much! Thank you, Liz

  77. RJG says:

    What a great way to spring into Spring, free tickets. I would sing, if I could sing, which I can’t sing, but I would try to sing, even my children covered their ears and say please don’t sing, if I won these tickets. Nor can I garden, but I love to stitch, and I love to knit and I would love to win these tickets!

  78. S Sylvia Wood says:

    I started school in 1937, my teacher gave me a thick pair of wooden knitting
    needles & a ball of thick white cotton to make a dish cloth for my mother.
    My fingers hurt, the cotton went grey!
    I I love the colours & feel of all the modern yarns, I would love to win the tickets.

  79. Annie says:

    Always wanted to go to the this show, to win tickets would be wonderful.

  80. Megan Joyce says:

    I would absolutely love a free ticket. I’d love to take my Aunt who is always teaching me more about sewing and I adore my knitting. Thank you. God Bless

  81. Gill Smith says:

    This would be so cool… I love all forms of stitching, though so, so much to learn.

  82. Tegan Dohoo says:

    Would be a perfect birthday treat to win tickets. Will have persuade partner to watch kids 🙂 lol #win #loveknitting #springshow xx

  83. Justine says:

    I really want to go to the show!!

  84. Jacquie Myers says:

    First time at the show, really looking forward to it! KNITTED FOOD!!!

  85. Sue says:

    Sounds wonderful! So much to see and do and with the chance to win tickets, it makes travelling down from the north a possibility! I need the inspiration as I seem to ‘collect’ wool and material with no idea of what, or how, to make anything.

  86. Cathy says:

    I’d love to win tickets to the show. I could take my daughter who is studying textiles at Uni.

  87. Sam says:

    This wonderful show brings all kinds of creative folk together. Wishing myself there!

  88. Serena says:

    I’d love to win tickets to the show, a great day out, full of inspiration and an opportunity to learn something new

  89. Jo says:

    Fairly new to knitting and want to learn as much as I can about the craft. Self taught and attending this show will surely help me develop the skills I have already learnt

  90. KimS says:

    Would love to go. Would be like a child in a sweet factory!!!!

  91. Sabine Winter says:

    I would love to go to this particular show as I have never been to Olympia. It takes me a long time to save for the entrance ticket plus spending money to buy some wool. If not this year, then maybe next year.
    Many chance to give me a fair chance to win a ticket.
    Kind regards

  92. Rebecca O'Doherty says:

    Wow, I’d love to go to the show. I knit, crochet and sew… this is right up my street.

  93. Shirley hide says:

    Everyone’s knitting and craft items are unique and that’s what makes it fun!! It’s exciting to try new challenges!! Many knitting shops have closed across the country which is so sad!! The show will bring people together who still adore, as much as ever, the excitement of a new project, new pattern, new wool!!! Clack! Clack! Clack!!

  94. Lynne Callister says:

    Would be so made up to win tickets to this show, would be able to come back and give a talk at my local WI.
    Fingers crossed.
    Show brings all like minded people together, love knitting and crocheting as well

  95. David says:

    Would love to win tickets for my fiance, she’s just got herself an indoor market stall making various knitted items, here needles are always in here hand lol, would love to surprise her with an early birthday gift..

  96. Brenda Haynes says:

    Why? Oh why does it have to be up in London? The event needs to be held in a different venue. I have been an enthusiastic knitter since 1941 when, at the age of 10 years old , I knitted a pixie hood to be worn in the school air-raid shelter. Getting up to London is now an impossibility. I can manage with “customer assistance ” but it’s a struggle. I shall have to make do with the local wool shop, small though it is. Anyway, knitting is making a major come-back. Hooray !

  97. Michelle Hart says:

    I would be in yarn heaven, knitting and crochet are my salvation and my happy place that I can immerse myself in whenever I can escape from my busy life!

  98. Noreen says:

    What a fantastic prize! I’d love to win tickets for this and go with my lovely daughter. She’s had some tough times the past few years, fighting leukaemia being one of them. She’s been so brave and kept going for her husband and two sons. We’ve not had the opportunity to go to something like this for a long time, and it would be a lovely surprise for her!

  99. Louise Beer says:

    Such an inspiring show, fabulous being surrounded by like minded people. 🙂 x

  100. Emma says:

    Forget stress and anxiety, a feast of colour and texture to fire my imagination! Tickets to the show would be amazing

  101. Karen Ellis says:

    I knit and I sew so would love to go
    To the wonderful Spring Knitting and Stitching Show

    Although my stash is bursting at the seams
    More yarn and fabric are things of my dreams

    I’ll hide them carefully so they won’t show
    My husband will NEVER need to know

    So please, please, please indulge my guilty pleasures
    And I’ll make beautiful things that will be treasured

  102. Denise says:

    I am in it to win it, please! Thanks for the chance …

  103. Ruth E says:

    My favourite show of the year. I have been going to Harrogate for years but would love to try a London venue. The Toft “sweet shop” sounds fabulous! These show are such a great place to meet like minded people and to watch and have a go at something new.

  104. Christine Adams says:

    I would love to win a ticket to The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show. I am awful at crafts, my knitting looks like it has been made on foam twiglets and my sewing looks like it was performed on a bike with no tyres travelling down a cobbled street but I love the act of doing it and I admire anyone (by anyone, I mean everyone else!) who can do it better than me.

  105. Julie Davis says:

    I am getting back in to knitting now and would love to see the show and all the amazing new wools available also to get ideas for projects

  106. Dany says:

    How great give away!

  107. Emily S says:

    Yes please!

  108. Amanda Chamberlain says:

    I’ve got a whole newly decorated house to Knit for. From cushions, furnishing covers, afghans, need to add a whole new colour palette and textures of knits throughout and to be able to see new ideas and buy the yarn all in one place, what a fab idea x

  109. Angela Murray-Nag says:

    The Knitting and Stitching Show is the highlight of my textile year – so much phenomenal creativity and inspiration! Having missed my annual visit to the Harrogate show last year, I am desperate to visit Olympia to see the latest trends and add to my materials stash!

  110. Karen Jones says:

    I would love to win tickets.
    How amazing would it be to explore all the Beautiful yarns.

  111. Stephanie Pollard says:

    Hopefully not too late to post…. would be so cool to take my daughter to the show as she is at last old enough to appreciate textiles and share my love of them (I have a sneaking feeling she’s going to be much better than me tie…).

  112. Hazel Izzard says:

    What a great treat for me and my friend! Would love to win!

  113. Aimi says:

    be lovely to win

  114. Debra says:

    Would love to win tickets it will leave me more money to spend there!

  115. Karen says:

    I would love to win 2 tickets to go there …. Pls pls…Heard of it but never have a chance to go to last few years. And I can go with my lovely friend Natasha who also interested in art craft and crochet. Thanks x

  116. Wendy hayes says:

    Love to win

  117. Laura Stephen says:

    This would be a lovely Mother’s Day present for my Mum and I. I’m sure the kids/grandkids could sort us out some spending money – maybe not they’re only 4 and 1!!

  118. Anne says:

    i work with people experiencing mental health problems, I encourage knitting as a therapeutic activity within there recovery, I’m always delighted when shown the resulting efforts and of the new or renewed interest in knitting and crochet. I would love the chance to come to the knitting show to get new ideas and of course add to my stash, what a great way to spend a day off.

  119. Irene says:

    Who won the tickets?
    I would like to know before I order mine.

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