The Knitting and Stitching Show is a huge event that brings together many disciplines relating to textiles. You can buy anything from raw fibres through to commissioned art work. I am going to show you some of my top finds from the exhibition.
The first exhibit that caught my eye was called Kate’s Plaice – The Stitchmongers, a nice play on words for what they had to offer, which was an amazingly crafted fish stall made entirely from knitted textiles.
Kate Jenkins the artist, also had a selection of sardine tins for sale which you can purchase from her website here.
The second stall to catch my eye was called Loopy Mango. Their stall was full of the most beautifully coloured and 100% merino chunky (and I mean chunky) wool and the tools with which you can make a range of products. Check out their website here.
The next place I had seen in previous years and loved just as much this time round. Hobbywool is a Latvian company that at the Knitting and Stitching Show were selling kits for traditional Latvian gloves and socks.
I love the patterns and that it’s a kit you can use again and again with your own wool in different colours. Check out their website here.
This while being a stall at the show is actually more of a product that I did buy while I was there. It’s a pompom maker, where you can make many, many pompoms. Who wouldn’t love that!?
Plus they have been nominated for the Most Innovative Product Category in the 2015 British Sewing Awards, so you know it’s a good product.
Check it out here.
Each year at The Knitting and Stitching Show they put on a fashion show to show some of the new knitting designs from Rowan, Patons and fabrics from Free Spirit. There was one pattern that I was just stunning and for the right occasion could be perfect for the winter months.
That is correct. It is potentially a knitted wedding dress with Swarovski detailing at the hem. Personally I like this, plus it’s two dresses in one. Quite popular for wedding dresses now. Have a look here.
The show is open until October 11th so there is still time to have a look.