What a totally decadent, long weekend – I managed to go to the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace for three days this year. Workshops, exhibitions and shopping…… how indulgent!
The show was full of traders from all over the UK and beyond – I arrived with my shopping list in hand and filled my bags with some lovely goodies….. Every year I tell myself I don’t need to buy anything, and yet every year I am astounded at what I do find to buy.
This year, my mind has been filled with embroidery, threads and surface design (especially following my recent visit to The Ashmolean Museum) – so I was drawn to the Goldwork stalls of Benton & Johnson (who hold the Royal Warrant) and The Golden Hind. I had several workshops, ranging from Paper Lamination, Gelli Printing to Hand Embroidery with the very talented James Hunting – What a fabulous chap!
Here are some photos from the show – more posts to follow…
|Catherina Von Isenburg and her work ‘This Curious World’… she has an Etsy Shop too….|
|Caroline Bell and her Eco Printed pieces|
|Lots of shopping, lots of visitors….never enough space !|
|Demonstration of Tapestry Weaving by Carolyn Perry of the British Tapestry Group|
|By Helen Sill|
|By Gina Ferrari|
|By Ann Wheeler|
A pair of these ‘Sheffield made’ Wright & Sons Scissors came home with me…. love them !
|Work by Jean Bennett|
|The Sailors’ Society have a Wooly Hat Competition|
|The large stained glass window at Alexandra Palace|
|Happy Shoppers at the end of the day|
|The view of the City of London from Alexandra Palace|