Over 150 exhibitors at this year’s Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show were busy selling, displaying and demonstrating to the thousands of visitors who flocked to the Harrogate International Centre.
Turning up by the coach load, eager crafters in search of yarns, threads, textiles and associated tools buzzed around the stands like bees around a honey pot.
Three large halls were transformed into an Aladdin’s cave of colours and textures. Professionally curated galleries exhibited an extraordinary collection of work whilst in the theatre, workshops taught new skills.
Rare breed wools sitting alongside Irish linens and Japanese silks stirred the imagination, leaving little room for the well intentioned shopping list and budget.
The exhibitors said the event had been very successful but they were looking forward to a well earned rest, especially for those who had just returned from the two other sister shows at RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin and Alexandra Palace in London only weeks earlier.
The Knitting and Stitching Show website has links to most of the exhibitors who attended the events and details of dates for the upcoming shows in 2015.
2015 events so far…
Olympia London 5th-8th March 2015
Alexandra Palace 7th-11h October 2015
RDS Dublin 29th Oct-1st Nov 2015