Now then everyone! It’s with great pleasure to let you know that the Knitting and Stitching Show which is the UK’s biggest textile event, is returning to Harrogate Convention Centre from 17th-20th November 2022.
About the Show
The Knitting & Stitching Show promises inspiration and ideas for every style and stage of stitcher, from complete beginners to experts. There are over 220 hands-on workshops and demonstrations. Wow, that’s a lot!
There is a dedicated dressmaking programme and festive, seasonal makes like knitted Christmas gnomes, felted wreaths, fabric baubles and embroidery Robins. I am tempted to book onto the felt wreath workshop, as I’ve not made one before. A first time for everything eh?!
If craft supplies are on your Christmas shopping wish list or anytime list for us Crafters, there are hundreds of specialist companies under one roof, selling haberdashery, fabric and patterns, sewing machines and equipment, thread and yarn, craft kits, accessories and more, with on-stand demonstrations and show offers to enjoy. I am excited to see Ethel & Joan, Felicity’s Fabrics, Jencreates, Little Rosy Cheeks, Emporium Fabrics and Crafts.
Spectacular galleries by internationally acclaimed textile artists and groups are a highlight of The Knitting & Stitching Show each year.
This year’s show is no exception with exhibitions by Aran Illingworth (Hanging on the thread: Portrayal of Poverty),
Archana Pathak (Mapping Transience),
Maggie Scott (Five Times More),
Marcia Bennett-Male (Moments to Myself),
The 62 Group at 60 (Essence),
The Quilters’ Guild Collection and Jess Blaustein, the 2022 winner of The Fine Art Textiles Award, supported by The Open College of the Arts.
A gallery of winning quilts from The Festival of Quilts 2022 competition includes the stunning Handi Quilter Best in Competition Award winning quilt, Impresión. Tramonto en Venecia, by Inmaculada Gabaldon.
The Embroiderers’ Guild will be celebrating emerging needlework talent with a platform for the country’s most innovative newly qualified designers. The Graduate Showcase features work selected from Fashion, Textiles and Embroidery final degree shows from colleges and universities across the country. They will be hosting an exhibition of items from its own collection, from the early twentieth century to the present day, including pieces from its most recent member challenge.
A must see is Hawes Yarnbombers’ Knitted Shrek.
The group’s members meet every week at their local pub. To knit and chat withouthout distractions, sounds like bliss!
After a great deal of hard work, and with a different theme every year, they have created a collection of delightful characters from the popular movie to raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Swaledale Mountain Rescue. Hawes Yarnbombers will be encouraging other knitters to give yarnbombing a go, in aid of raising money for charity while having fun. I wonder if they could teach me to knit as my Nanna told me I’m unteachable hahaha!
They will be on hand with some top tips for first-time yarnbombers. A must see in my opinion!
Hot and cold refreshments are available throughout the venue, with seated areas for visitors bringing their own picnics. Harrogate town centre offers a wide range of cafés and bars to enjoy. Including the famous Betty’s Café Tea Rooms. Please pass the cake!!
Standard adult advance tickets for the Show are:
£17.00 (concessions £15.50, children under 18 £8.50) with VIP ticket packages starting at £36.00. With my special discount code use TYS22 which saves £3.00 off adult advance tickets / £3.50 off concessions. Please note that the discount code expires at 23:59 on Wednesday 16th November 2022
Full ticket information is available at The Knitting & Stitching Show website www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/harrogate/. It is wise to book in advance to avoid disappointment, nothing worse if you aren’t able to get in!
Now for the giveaway details! Yay!
I have 5 pairs of tickets up for grabs. Tickets are valid after 10am onThursday 17th, Friday 18th, Saturday 19th or Sunday 20th November 2022.
To enter, all you have to do is head on over to my instagram account @theyorkshiresewist and find the post and follow the instructions, easy peasy!
Giveaway is open worldwide as the tickets are via email. Yet, feel free if you want to make a special trip to see the UK’s biggest textile event. Giveaway runs from Friday 7th October to Sunday 30th October 2022. Winners will be drawn on 31st October 2022 and will be announced on my blog and Social media accounts.