The Knitting & Stitching Show – Harrogate
We’re halfway into the Harrogate Knitting & Stitching Show so I thought this would be a good time to share with you how it’s going.
As you may know, this is the first show we’ve attended for quite a few years. We weren’t sure exactly how it would go or what people would be looking for so we took a mixture of kits with samples, combed tops, jumper boards, glove boards… a lot of different items!
It’s been great so far, many beautiful stands and we’ve met some wonderful people. Here are a few visitors who stopped by to see us and a small selection of exhibitors we love (more in next post!).
Knitwear designer and tutor, Graeme Knowles-Miller, brought along some of his designs made using our 2ply Jumper Weight. It was so lovely chatting with him! You can see beautiful images of his work on his website.
While Helen (AntyHelenInspires on Ravelry) was looking at yarn I couldn’t help but notice a wonderfully coloured something peeping out of her bag… she was happy to show us her handspun(!) Stephen West Mistery Building Blocks Shawl.
Another customer had a beautiful shawl she’d knitted several years ago using our 1ply Cobweb Yarn. Wow!
Catherine (africandaffodil on Ravelry) was wearing a really lovely crescent-shaped shawl which I just had to ask about as I loved the colours! It turned out to be her own design – The Sheperdess. I didn’t get a photo at the time but here’s one of Catherine’s own images.
Next up are two of my favourite exhibitors. Both will be at Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2017 so keep a look out for them.
Beyond Measure is Grace Whowell who has the most beautiful collection of textile-making accessories and notions. Love!
The last wonderful person I’ll mention today is Sue Stratford of The Knitting Hut. She’s an author of some seriously cute knitting books! At the show she also had knitting kits for different birds, my favourites were the Chunky Blackbird and Chunky Robin!
I’ve still not made it all the way around the whole show, a lot more to see. I’d like to get some photos of a couple of stands I’ve already seen so I’ll tell you about them in the next post.
If you’re yet to make it along to the show at the Harrogate International Centre it’s on today and tomorrow from 10am until 5pm. We have some limited edition coloured combed tops as well as all our natural shades, lots of kits which could be perfect Christmas presents, we have special prices on our Knit Real Shetland and Gladys Amedro Vintage Lace books, and also free postage on any orders placed at the show.
For those of you who can’t make the show I’ll be writing up another post after Sunday x