Knitting and Stitching Show Harrogate November 2023
It’s giveaway time! I have 5 pairs of tickets for The Knitting & Stitching Show, the UK’s biggest textile art, craft and design event, comes to the Harrogate Convention Centre from 16th – 19th November 2023, and tickets are on sale now. To find out how to enter and a cheeky discount for tickets if you can’t wait, all will be revealed at the end of this blog post. As you will see from my previous blog post back in 2019, I thoroughly enjoyed my 1st trip to Knitting and Stitching Shows.
A day out for all
The spectacular event is a dream day out for crafters and makers, with creative inspiration at every turn. The show’s Learning Curve programme (ticketed) offers hundreds of hands-on workshops for enthusiasts looking to sharpen their stitch skills. Seasonal makes include needle felt reindeer and Needle punch, overlocker gift bags, beaded decorations. Not forgetting knitted and stitched baubles. Whether, if you’re a complete beginner or an expert or anything inbetween. Top tutors will be sharing their knowledge and offering classes in every textile craft imaginable. Want to make your own stylish, sustainable wardrobe? The Dressmaking Studio, sponsored by Brother, offers dedicated dressmaking classes ranging from the basics to couture finishes. The Baby Lock Overlocker Studio is the perfect place to learn how to use an overlocker to sew, trim and neaten seams all in one go.
Creative Living Theatre
At the show’s Creative Living Theatre, well-known knit and stitch personalities will be hosting free daily demonstrations. Just to name a few Angela Daymond, Wendy Dolan, Mark Francis, Debbie Harris, Jen Hogg. Along with a catwalk or two.
Textile Galleries showcase for new work by leading textile artists and groups with this year’s are sure to delight visitors. It has exhibitions by Art Textiles: Made in Britain (Illuminate), Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn (Rhythms & Reflections), Ailish Henderson (Maker: Mended), Mandy Pattullo (Well Worn Work), Batool Showghi (Talking Threads), The Quilters’ Guild Collection (A Diverse Patchwork), Sabine Kaner (Hand Stitched Stories), Susie Chaikin, Susan Chapman and Sue Dove (Head, Heart, Knees and Hands), the winner and shortlisted entries for The Fine Art Textiles Award 2023, and winning entries from The Festival of Quilts 20th Anniversary Quilt Competition.
A special anniversary
The Embroiderers’ Guild will be celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of its Graduate Showcase at The Knitting & Stitching Show with a Graduate & Scholar Showcase Retrospective. The exhibition will follow the inspiring stories of Embroiderers’ Guild graduates and scholars from their selection in 1993 to their work and careers today.
Hand & Lock
The iconic embroidery company, Hand & Lock, will be celebrating their prestigious 2023 Prize for Embroidery with an exhibition. With 250 years of history, Hand & Lock are the UK’s oldest embroidery house. They provided embellishment and embroidery services to royalty, fashion designers, the Armed Forces, Savile Row including private clients. The Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery was established nearly 25 years ago to promote and preserve the art of embroidery and textiles as a historic craft. Along with contemporary art, and to celebrate excellence in the craftsmanship of embroidery. Hand & Lock will be discussing their bespoke work for The King’s Coronation. It will take place at Creative Living Theatre at 3pm on Thursday 16th and Saturday 18th November. They will be sharing unique designs from their archive and selling a range of embroidery products.
Dare I say it…. Christmas!?
Perfectly timed for Christmas craft shopping, The Knitting & Stitching Show Harrogate features hundreds of retailers. They include selling fabric and patterns, yarn and thread, sewing machines and equipment, accessories, crafts kits and gifts, from well-known global brands to small artisan companies. In The Yarn Village, hand-picked, small-scale specialist retailers will be offering a selection of unique, high quality yarn and accessories, not found on the high street.
Food and drink
A day out at The Knitting & Stitching Show Harrogate wouldn’t be complete without meeting friends old and new. Catch up over a bite to eat at one of the venue’s food or coffee outlets. Have a picnic in one of the seating areas or enjoy a glass of fizz at the Prosecco Bar. Additionally, enjoy one of Harrogate’s many excellent cafés, bars or restaurants, including the famous Betty’s Café Tea Rooms.
I have 5 pairs of tickets to giveaway courtesy of Immediate Live. They are valid on Thursday 16th, Friday 17th, Saturday 18th or Sunday 19thNovember. So all you have to do is leave a comment on this post, simples! The winners will be chosen at random on Saturday 14th October 2023, and equally post with winner’s names will then be published on my Social media channels.
If you have the FOMO (fear of missing out) Tickets for The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate are now available at www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/harrogate/ with my unique discount code of YORKSHIRESEWIST23 will give £3.00 off adult advance tickets / £3.50 off concession tickets. Offer expires 11.59pm Wednesday 15th November 2023.