20 October 2014

Inspiration from Knitting and Stitching show in London

The three days in London were exciting! After that I spent a week in I, that is why I'm only writing about the show now. Knitting and Stitching show has such a wide selection of things to see. This is just an overview, more details later.

At the Alexandra Palace Palm Court entrance there was a large pergola entirely covered with knitted flowers, leaves and some birds and other animals. Everybody seemed to take photos of it! It was used to collect money for charity.




There were endless amounts of stalls to buy materials or products at. I had decided beforehand that I won't buy any wool as it takes up so much room on the flight. The part that I found most interesting was a gallery showing handknitted fashion of several arts college graduating students. It was great you were allowed to take photos of them freely.

These lovely pieces are by Emma Wright, Nottingham Trent University:



Another lovely gallery exhibition was called Precious memories, by Jo Beattie. She had embroidered images based on old photos on very fine organza and hardened them.


You could choose from a wealth of workshops and demonstrations. I tried out these jumbo needles - too hard for my wrists, I found!


But I will definitely try out making log cabin patchwork using a quicker technique than the traditional one.


As I love everything colourful and bright, it was lovely seeing embroideries from Gujarat, India.



Plenty to buy!



The huge round window of the main hall in Alexandra Palace helped in knowing where I was.


A great view towards central London from the front yard in Alexandra Palace:


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