Wednesday, 8 October 2014

A Day at Alexandra Palace Knitting and Stitching Show

8th October 2014

What a brilliant show, so much to see and buy!!!

Shuttle bus from the tube to Ally Pally....


...view of London sky line....


......this stand was in the foyer, hand knitted and crocheted poppies made to raise funds for the British Legion...



.....my sister and I bought one each and sis bought the liquorice sweets!!


This was so moving, photos on fabric with quotes from the soldiers...


...this explains the work...






.....I loved this piece, stitched holes...


...close up.


Mixed media..


....A level work, amazing!!


....this was fantastic, knitted and crocheted flowers, birds etc all made by people with disabilities...





...a pond....


...doves....





.... samples of work I loved...

...felted wall hanging...


.....close up, wonderful texture...





....work by Gina Ferrari...





....felt...


.....felted birds...


....indigo dyed fabric, I want to try this!



Now for my purchases....

....fabric for a pinafore dress...


...hand dyed silk threads...



......loved this coloured hessian....


...amazing fabrics from Africa and all fair trade...


...couldn't resist these...



.....various yarns for a variety of projects...


....good value threads....


....yay, I bought a Gelli plate, stencil and wooden stamp.



A brilliant day and probably the best show I have attended, roll on next year, may need two days!!!

Not sure how I am going to get home on the train with all my wonderful purchases from my trip!!!!