So within the first month on 2017 I had booked myself into several craft shows. I really enjoy going to them and seeing the exhibitions and trying out a workshop or two…
The first one I attended this year was The Knitting and Stitching Show- Kensington Olympia Sunday 5th March 2017.
I kicked off the year with The Knitting and Stitching show. I decided to book myself on a cross stitch workshop and was very excited about this having just got back into cross stitching recently and it was one of my New Year Goals.
I met some lovely ladies from the Cross Stitch Guild and was taught some new stitches and given a pack to finish at home this was on Linen material instead of Aida which is what I am used to was nice to be pushed out of my comfort zone and I quickly picked it up. you can see where I got up to in the top right picture.
So I had to not only get across London on the tube I also had to find a local bus when I got there to take me the rest of the way as all the tubes running to Kensington (Olympia) station were closed for upgrade works and with 4 shows at Olympia London a lot of people were looking a little lots like me! Luckily I had an app on my phone and could follow my journey on the bus so I knew when to get off.
The exhibits there were lovely they had lots up on the wall by various different artists this one (top right) was one of my favourites probably because I am a fan of orange.
The Butterfly garden which was a charity piece (bottom left) was made by the Louise Hamilton Knit and Yarn Group with the help of the Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers. It took 15 ladies 4 years to make which is amazing it was so detailed and raised money for The Louise Hamilton Trust
Lastly I couldn’t walk away empty handed and bought a few lovely things from the show including dress making patterns, Bow maker with DVD and free bows, needles, stitch markers as the cheap ones I bought online are breaking, stencil and pallet knifes for my glitter glue and my favourite buy a pair of scissors off the Cross Stitch Guild that fit my big thumb!