Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Spring Knitting and Stitching Show London 2016

Last Friday my friend Karen and I spent the day at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia, London. With Mr Writer working away in Korea my friends have been fab at keeping me busy and taking my mind off it. It was such a lovely day of distraction, packed full of stalls of knitting and sewing supplies, plus exhibitions and workshops- pretty much craft heaven! 

The stand I was most looking forward to visiting was Toft- how cute are these crocheted birds from the Edwards Menagerie Birds book?! Fab stand and beautiful yarn. I bought a beautiful pom pom- I've got a project in mind for this so I will share this at a later date!

Yarn lollipops!

Such a lovely, quirky vintage stand from the lovely Daisy from Make Thrift London

The bright, contemporary tapestry kits from Hannah Bass have definitely made me want to try this craft and I have one of her London kits on my crafty wishlist!

The Sincerely Louise stand was really busy with people snapping up her faux taxidermy kits. Just love these!

This pic really doesn't do justice to the amazing designs on the Hobbywool stand- I treated myself to one of their beautiful Latvian gloves kits- I'll share this at a later date. They are knitted on 1.5mm needles!

There were crafts to suit most interests- these contemporary cross stitch kits from StitchKits  were lovely- I especially love the London inspired designs- another one for my crafty wish list!

The Knitted Feast Competition was a fun idea! My favourite pieces were the plates of knitted seafood

We also took part in rag rug workshop run by Jenni Stuart-Anderson, learning the techniques of hooking and progging within the one hour session, creating a rag rug flower on a hessian bag. It was great to have a taster of these techniques and I can see that rag rugging could become addictive- it was a very therapeutic hour!

The choice of workshops was extensive and varied across the four day show, making this the ideal event for learning new skills

I'll share my buys from the show in another post soon. Did you visit the show?

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