The Knitting & Stitching Show Alexandra Palace 2016

I was very excited to attend the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace today. It was my first time attending the show but I have been to Alexandra Palace many times before.

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Alexandra Palace

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View from the Palace you can see central London.

I looked round at tall the lovely art work on display. These 3 are all made out of material. There were individual artists and students from the Royal School of Needle work.

Sashiko Coaster.

I took the Sashiko class while here. This is a Japanese art of stitching. They used to stitch lots of fabric together in repeated patterns to keep warm. The blue one is the teachers example.

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This red one is mine you had to trace the design with a special pencil and paper.
I started it in the class and finished it at home i used multi coloured thread to do this so it has a rainbow colour. I have brought a set home to try and will try another one.
I have a great love of Japan and have been there twice in my time so love all Japanese arts.

Japan August 2015

Sew a pullover top.

The machine sewing a pull over top caught my eye as something I would like to try having learned how to sew from my mum and then doing some at school and college and a few other projects over the years. I wanted to reconnect with a sewing machine.

I spent 2 hours making a top and finished the last bits of at home. The teacher was really helpful and it was fun to chat to the other ladies in the group. I plan to wear it to work on Monday.

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Sarah x

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