The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show will soon be upon us. Crazy right?! Only just got past the whole New Year thing and here we are already talking about Spring shows. But seriously, it’s like 49 days away or something! The Knitting & Stitching Show is the UK’s biggest textile art, craft and design event and the Spring show opens its doors to thousands of crafters at Olympia London on 1st-4th March 2018. I’ve NEVER been before and will be going for the first time this year. Super excited to spend a day soaking up all things stitchy!
“From embroidery to dressmaking, needle felting to crochet, there are over 200 workshops and free demonstrations hosted by expert tutors, covering every textile craft imaginable. Whether you’re a complete beginner, an expert seamstress or somewhere in between, there is something for everyone, and with nine workshop classrooms, it’s the biggest Spring show programme ever.”
There are loads of intriguing looking exhibitions, workshops, demos and stalls on offer….odds are some fabric and yarn will be making it’s way home with me and I may well try out one of the workshops while I’m there…
“Galleries by leading textile artists, graduates and groups are sure to inspire, with exhibitions by Kate Whitehead (Not From The Stork), Anne Kelly (Folk Tales), Dionne Swift and her students from around the world (Collective Stitches), City Lit (Making), The Quilters Guild (Commemorating World War 1) and SAQA (Concrete & Grassland).
Contemporary cross stitch kingpin, Mr X Stitch (Jamie Chalmers) will be hosting The Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch, featuring new work by artists pushing the boundaries of the genre, plus cross stitch and canvas work from the Royal School of Needlework archives”
“If craft shopping is your bag, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to indulge in a little retail therapy with more than 150 specialist retailers under one roof. From yarn and fabric, buttons and beads to the latest sewing machines and gadgets.“
If this sounds like your cup of tea, and like me you fancy spending a day having a mooch and sampling what’s on offer, then read on! I have 5 pairs of tickets to give away to 5 of you AND if you can’t wait and want be sure of snagging your tickets, an exclusive discount code too!
I have 5 pairs of tickets for the show, redeemable any day except Saturday 3rd March. To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment on this post by midnight GMT on 31st January 2018. Be sure to let me know how you would like me to contact you if you win! Winners will be selected at random and notified using the contact method given. (5 winners will each receive 1 pair of tickets)
If you don’t want to leave it to luck and instead want to purchase your tickets, then just enter the code MAKERY18 at checkout and it will give you £2 off advance adult tickets and £1 off advance concessions.
Good luck and might see you there!!!