The Knitting & Stitching Show arrives in London this week, running from Thursday to Sunday at Alexandra Palace. Without doubt, it’s the greatest UK show for knitters and stitchers, with a fantastic array of exhibitions, student work, Guilds and craft sellers. If you like fiddling with needles (in a non-drug taking sense) you really ought to pop along.
I’ve been going for a few years and I’m really thrilled this year to be curating an exhibition there. I’ve procured some exciting work from artists featured in PUSH: Stitchery and a few new recruits and I cannot wait for people to see it. It’s going to be great.
Here’s a list of some of the featured stands from the Twisted Thread site:
Galleries from individual artists:
– John Allen
– Cas Holmes: Urban Nature
– Val Holmes: Inside/Outside Inaglio/Relief
– Jean Draper: Landmarks
– Jane E Hall
Group exhibits include:
– 62 Group: Celebrating 50 years
– Alice Kettle & Jane McKeating: Hand Stitch Perspectives
– New Embroidery Group: Touching the Earth
– O2 Textiles: Curiouser and Curiouser
– Anglia Textile Works: Themes and Variations
– Mr X Stitch presents…Push Stitchery
– The Royal School of Needlework
– Ann Small and Sue Walton (Jabberwocky)
– Material Space: in_touch
– Reveal: Unfolding Stories
Other exciting features include:
– The Unfinishable Project
Following calls for unfinished stitching projects last year, a special surprise awaits!
– Hand stitching Live with Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn
A new area with hand stitching demos throughout the day
– The First Steps Lounge
Specially for newcomers – a place to get started in a range of subjects
– The Upcycling Academy
Help to save the planet by recycling old textiles and unwanted clothing; learn to make something new from something old!
– The Knitted Miniature Village
A model village made entirely of knitted objects, entered by YOU
– The Knitted Textile Awards
Work from the best knitwear graduates in the UK selected by the UKHKA and Knitting Magazine
– The Graduate Showcase
Selected by the Embroiderers Guild, the cutting edge in textile talent
– Knit 1 Hook 1 Pass it On
Learn to knit and crochet with the UKHKA
I’ll be doing Cross Stitch 101 workshops on the Friday and Saturday, so if you want to learn cross stitch and have a bit of a laugh doing it, come along!
The Knitting & Stitching Show will also be in Dublin from 1st to 4th November and in Harrogate from 22nd to 25th November. You can get your advance tickets from the Twisted Thread website. Miss it and miss out!