Last week I was in London and visited some friends. On Thursday we all went to the Knitting & Stitching Show ‘Twisted Thread’ at Alexandra Palace. Although I’m not really good friends with sewing machines or handle knitting needles like a knitting godess.. I still had loads of fun! My friends who actually do some sewing went on workshops and bought some lovely fabrics to take home.
The Knitting and Stitching Shows are the definitive and best exhibitions for lovers of textiles in the UK and Ireland. As the name suggests, it covers knitting and stitching but SO much more; crochet, embroidery, patchwork and quilting, felt-making, shibori dyeing, jewellery-making, card-making, felt, embossing… the list goes on! There is so much to see and do you’ll find it hard to fit everything into one day; hundreds of exhibitors selling specialist supplies that you can’t find in the shops, galleries from leading artists and groups, plus hundreds of workshops to introduce you to lots of new subjects! We have lots of initiatives for anyone who wants to get started with crafts including the First Steps Lounge and the Upcycling area. So whether you like to cross stitch in your spare time or you’re a mixed media artist with a studio, The Knitting and Stitching Shows are not to be missed.
There were some exhibitors who really made an impression on me and one of them were Mr X Stitch. They had some really cool pieces on display, including this embroidered car door.
the Knitting & Stitching Show ‘Twisted Thread’ was a really fun and inspiring show and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes to create and wants inspiration for new ideas!
As a side note I should mention that at one point during the day, one of my friends told the rest of us, that she had the feeling that we were all in the “Nanageddon” -episode of Mighty Boosh.. because of the overwhelming amount of.. well old tiny white-haired ladies