Report: Knitting & Stitching Show 2016
This year’s Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace in London was packed with the most amazing artwork, yarn, accessories, books, and so much more. Here are some of my hot picks from our time at this year’s show.
I didn’t expect so much great artwork at the show, but I was happily surprised to be greeted by this giant. This incredible installation from The Embroiderers’ Guild was commissioned by the UK representatives from the HBO TV network. It depicts the massacre of Hardhome from the show Game of Thrones. Standing 4m (13.5 ft) high, this massive piece took roughly 5,000 hours to make, with 140 volunteers working on it!
German artist Hillu Liebelt had some truly stunning artwork on display at the show, with colors that drew me to them immediately. This tapestry, called Red Circle, is woven from silk, rayon, cotton, and bamboo fiber.
The main hall was truly an impressive site, as it was my first time in Alexandra Palace Taken from the historic organ platform, this photo shows the main room, and this is just a small portion of the exhibitor booths! With so much to see on the floor, it was great taking in the view from above and getting to see the true beauty of the room itself.
Piles like this one were a common site around the floor, and anxious knitters and crocheters eagerly dug through them to find the best colors and the best deals.
It was really great meeting Louise Walker of Sincerely Louise. We have her Faux Triceratops Dinosaur Head hanging on the wall in our office, so it was exciting to see the woman behind all these great creations knitting them in person.
If you went to the show, what were your favorite booths, or artists? Let us know in the comments below. I had a great time, and can’t wait until next year’s show!
Last updated: November 4th, 2016.