The Knitting & Stitching Show

Knitting + Stitching show

I had a very nice day out today at the Knitting and Stitching show, held not too far from me in Alexandra Palace. Here are some of my highlights!

Knitting + Stitching show
Knitting + Stitching show

It was lovely to say hello to the Sew Over It gals who’d brought their range of sewing patterns. Have you heard they’re opening a new shop in Islington (a skip away from me)? Great news!

Knitting + Stitching show
Knitting + Stitching show
Knitting + Stitching show

A lot of my money went to The Eternal Maker, who have a superbly curated collection of the nicest quilting cottons around, along with lots of pettably soft flannels/knits and some dreamy Kaufman chambray and linen. Charming service too! I’ll be sure to order from their website more often.

Knitting + Stitching show
Knitting + Stitching show

It was nice to see Merchant & Mills there, who had brought a selection of cloths, notions and patterns.

Knitting + Stitching show

Shibori-dyed beautifulness from Changs, who were also selling fabric by the FQ and metre.

Knitting + Stitching show

I was rather tempted by these procion and indigo dye kits from Art Van Go – one to add to the Christmas list.

Knitting + Stitching show
Knitting + Stitching show

Liberty loveliness at Alice Caroline. My rummaging threw up a couple of scraps of the Graham Coxon print I’ve been after for ages! If you see yardage of this in the green or blue anywhere please let me know.

Knitting + Stitching show

M. Rosenberg / Stitch Fabrics (they have a shop in Wanstead, east London) have loads and loads of John Kaldor and ex-high street jersey knits – lovely stuff at £6-10 per metre, with friendly service.

Knitting + Stitching show

Here’s what came home with me: some John Kaldor knit from M. Rosenberg, The Merchant & Mills Dress Shirt pattern, Liberty scraps from Alice Caroline, FQ of shibori from Changs, Burmese trim, and some Cotton + Steel tiger print. Plus a couple more secret things for presents!

Knitting + Stitching show

It was a great day out, even though my bank balance is now wincing a bit. The Knitting & Stitching Show is on for the rest of the week until Sunday, so do pop up if you’re local.

I was given a complimentary press pass to the show.

18 thoughts on “The Knitting & Stitching Show

  1. Micki

    That looks like a fun show. Next time I visit London, I should check out all these events schedule ahead of time and plan accordingly! By the way, I l

  2. Micki

    Oops. My iPhone decided to post on its own! Anyway, I was about to say, I love all your fabric choices. Very inspiring to me. Thank you.

  3. Clare

    Hi – shaukat had the liberty print ‘a boy dreams’ in light grey and what looks like charcoal on their website. Agree, this is a fantastic print. I made a datura top in the light grey and love it so much.

  4. Shivani

    I’m v tempted to go this year, but the crowds might be too much for my 9 month old :(

    Re the Liberty (A Boy Dreams), I think Unique Biz have it in all colourways. But at £22/m. They have ALL the Liberty, so be warned!

  5. Annie

    I love the cotton + steel print :) I’m off to the show tomorrow, can’t wait. Wonder if they’ll be any liberty off cut bargains left…fingers crossed!

  6. Bella

    So jealous of your proximity to those gorgeous Merchant and Mills fabrics. If it weren’t for the shipping costs combined with exchange rates, I’d be buying bucket loads! Especially the wonderful black and white floral motif. Sigh sooooo goooood

  7. Joanne

    It was really busy yesterday, but thanks to those lovely ladies at Eternal Maker, I got a few metres of Cotton + Steel for an Emery Dress! And I can’t believe Sew Over It are opening a shop in Islington, I work there a few days a week, so a class could be so accessible!

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