Wednesday 25 March 2015

Spring Knitting & Stitching Show at Olympia, London

Modern Empress - Eleanor Newton

Here's a quick whizz round the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show currently on at Olympia, London.  Those shortlisted by the National Fashion Textiles Exhibition were on display (16-19 year old students studying fashion & textiles were eligible to enter).  See my 2 favourites above & below ...

Reptiles & Birds - Kate Lynch

Then there was TOFT's #crochetjungle designed to inspire and teach adults and children to crochet and raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice ...

And of course the knitted farm, knitted by members of the public...

There were some fabulous World War One Commemorative Quilts by London Quilters.

In Memory of Harry Alexander McKillop - Lyn Fry

Detritus of War - Maggie Paykel

Marlene Cohen

and some amazing quilts by members of the Quilters' Guild in the Inspirations exhibition.  This one was fantastic ...

Barge in the Mist - Marian Hall

Marian even had the image of it made into a jigsaw for her mum - now there's a cool idea. You can find her blog here

And I learnt how to knit a square on the diagonal too with Terry Harper ...

In between all that I managed to take a look round all the stalls and found these that especially took my fancy ...

Textile Garden,  Silkindian, Mrs Moon, Sheep on Mars, Sew Me SomethingThe Maker's Atelier, Hannah Bass


  1. This looks brill, bet you had a great day!

    1. I did and knitted some poppies on the way home!

  2. So glad you liked my 'Barge in the Mist' quilt and had a good day at the Knitting and Stitch show. Marian Hall

    1. So glad to have discovered who made it and have updated my blogpost!