Spring Knitting & Stitching Show 2017

 

#yasvb pieces made at the 2017 Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

This weekend was the 2017 Spring Knitting & Stitching Show in London, and it was the third outing for the Mr X Stitch Inspiration Station!

Jess de Wahls' artworks on display at the 2017 Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

As in previous years, I’d brought together the Royal School of Needlework, whose first year degree students did an excellent job of teaching people to embroider…

RSN Degree Students and Mr X Stitch on the last day of the 2017 Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

 

As well as some of the finalists from this year’s Young Embroiderers‘ De Denne competition, responses to the theme of Imprisoned Splendour…

Young Embroiderer artworks on display at the 2017 Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

And a couple of my favourite local artists, the mighty Jess de Wahls

Jess de Wahls' artworks on display at the 2017 Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

And the magnificent Stewart Easton!

Stewart Easton's artworks on display at the 2017 Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

We had a good few days inspiring people and encouraging them to stitch something for Betsy Greer’s #yasvb (You Are So Very Beautiful) project and we got lots of lovely stitched phrases that will be placed in random public locations to make people smile.

#yasvb banner on display at the 2017 Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

And I spent most of the time telling people about my forthcoming book – The Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch – and about the Kickstarter campaign for XStitch.

PIeces from the new Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch on display at the 2017 Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

It was great to spend time with Jess and to be graced by the presence of Betsy and the terrific Olisa Corcoran who travelled over from the US to hang out with us!

Mr X Stitch, Olisa Corcoran, Betsy Greer, Jess de Wahls and the RSN's Abigail Noronha

It’s fair to say that everyone who came along had a good time, and it was super rewarding to see people of all ages having a stitch and a natter and walking away feeling relaxed and happy.

People stitching at the Inspiration Station at the 2017 Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

A massive thanks to everyone that came, everyone that helped and to those of you that missed it, with a bit of luck I’ll be back again next year! 🙂

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