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The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace

Read all about what I got up to at the Knitting & Stitching show last week over on my blog.

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See You at The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show?

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It’s the Spring Knitting & Stitching show at Olympia in London next week from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th.  The show opens at 10am every day and is open late until 7pm on Thursday, then 5.30pm Friday and Saturday and 5pm Sunday.

I’ll be there with signed copies of my book “The Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking”, MIY Collection dressmaking patterns and sewing tools and my scissor accessories.  Find MIY Collection in the main hall on stand L16 near Fabrics Galore and M Rosenberg fabrics (now that will test my fabric shopping willpower!)

I’m also teaching at the show for the first time this year:

  • Thursday 3.30-4.30pm Customising with Easy Appliqué £12 – tickets still available.
  • Saturday 3.30-5pm Sew Knits on a Sewing Machine £15 – sold out.

See you there!

Wendy Ward at the Knitting and stitching show

See you at the Knitting & Stitching Show

Later this morning I will be heading off to London town to spend 5 days at the Knitting & Stitching show at Alexandra Palace.  If you’ve never been it really is an amazing event, my two pieces of essential advice if you’re going…….

  • wear: comfy shoes and layers
  • take: food!

There are three halls full of stalls selling everything you could ever need and more for sewing knitting and creating in general, exhibitions, workshops and fashion shows.

I’m playing with the big boys this year in the Great Hall with MIY Collection on stand O19.  I’ll have my sewing patterns, tools, accessories and an advance copy of my book.  Here are some new things I’m launching at the show……

 cowl sewing patternA new sewing pattern for the show: MIY Cosy Cowl – quick, easy and perfect for this time of year when you’re not quite ready for your winter coat!  Available to buy online when I’m back from the show.

scissor earringsTeeny tiny scissor earrings! A treat for you or the perfect gift for your stitchy friend.  Also available to buy online when I’m back from the show.

Look forward to seeing you there!

MIY Collection at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

Well, it was exhausting, but good fun!!

I had a brilliant 2 days at Olympia touting my wares, chatting to lots of lovely stitchers and convincing them to have a go at sewing knitted fabrics.

Here’s me, my stand and my wares:

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I sold out of all but one pattern and came away with lots of ideas and exciting possibilities to follow up.  Fresh new stocks of patterns being printed as we speak!

I’m having a little trip up to the “Sewing for Pleasure” show at the NEC this Saturday, just to have a little nose…..

Come and see me at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show at Olympia in March!

I will be having a stand (number E13) with MIY Collection at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Kensington Olympia on Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th March.

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I love how the theme for this year’s show is “Make It Yourself” MIY, how apt!!

Tickets are £12.50 if booked in advance or £15 on the door and the show will be open each day from 10am-5.30pm.  Click on the image above to go straight to the Twisted Thread (organisers) website and information on the location and how to get there.

I will have my patterns and tools for sale and I’ve got a few other things up my sleeve…….