Review: The Knitting And Stitching Show London

Review: The Knitting And Stitching Show London

if you’ve not been before, The Knitting and Stitching Show is an annual event that brings together all kinds of makers under one roof.

Held at The Alexandra Palace in London, it’s like a festival for craft. You can find workshops, showcases and the biggest thing - stalls, selling both raw materials and beautiful handmade goods, for anything from cross stitch, to leather work.

This year was my first visit to the Knitting and Stitching Show and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had heard mixed reviews - some people return year after year, leaving with bags and bags of goodies, some people say there’s too much variety and that it would be better to split the show into smaller, craft-based events.

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My Guide to Online Fabric Shopping 

My Guide to Online Fabric Shopping 

When I first started sewing, the biggest question I had wasn’t to do with any techniques, it was ‘where do I buy fabric online?’ I love fabric shopping, especially in person. For me, there’s nothing quite like walking through a fabric store and getting up closed personal with all the material, ’feeling up the fabric’.

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Massive February Sewing Haul and Upgrade

Massive February Sewing Haul and Upgrade

Sewing used to be a very thrifty process for me, and is still something I try to keep in mind – honestly!

I used to source my fabric from charity shops, buy my equipment on eBay and rely on donated haberdashery from a neighbour who worked in my local fabric market.

It was a cost-effective hobby that also happily stopped me spending all my money in Topshop.

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