Knitting and Stitching in London

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The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia is about to begin. I have a trip there this Friday (aka tomorrow!). It promises a plethora of stalls and friends and I intend to browse and ooh and aah at what’s on offer, choose a few purchases carefully, not buy in excess but buy better. I have said this before, in different words, then come home with a lovely pile of yarn/fabric, awash with ideas and then spent a long time admiring my ‘pile’ before diving in or indeed ‘rediscovering’ that same untouched pile months later. I have realised I sometimes haven’t chosen enough of something for a particular project, or have been taken in by bargains or opted for a print that I wouldn’t usually go for as it doesn’t suit me or my home. Today I hope to make plans for what I might actually need or use. Theories are just great!

We aren’t attending any workshops this time but it will be on the agenda for another visit. We were tempted by macrame – that’s one thing never tried but I have memories of my Mum and her Girl Guides making pot holders. I have just been given a lovely macrame book I shall give it a whirl at home one day soon. Whoever knew macrame might come back into fashion?! Take a look on the High Street (if you still have one). There is macrame and crochet everywhere!

Show and tell next time.


5 thoughts on “Knitting and Stitching in London

    ReginaMary said:
    February 28, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Have a great time at the show!

      tinaor responded:
      February 28, 2019 at 6:14 pm

      Thank you ReginaMary.

    Dartmoor Yarns said:
    February 28, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    I was very disappointed last time I went a few years ago. Hope you have a better experience. Can I look forward to a post about it?

    tinaor responded:
    February 28, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    I didn’t go last year as I was worried it would be pretty much the same as the previous year, stalls-wise that is. Hoping there will be something new and inspiring to discover this time. The work displayed is often fantastic mind you, so that’s worth the trip. I have a discount ticket, which softens the blow, and I am looking forward to a day out with friends and yes, I hope to write a post about it. I have previously been to the same show, albeit bigger, at Alexandra Palace in the autumn – more difficult to get to, more stalls, more people, rather hectic – looking at Olympia as a smaller, more pleasant version. I actually worked a friend’s stall at the Alexandra Palace one year, which was fun, though exhausting, and I know it was so expensive she hasn’t booked again as a Stallholder.

    quiteayarnblog said:
    March 1, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Hope you have a wonderful time! Learn lots, buy a few perfect things, and have a lovely day with your friends 🙂 Looking forward to hearing all about it!

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