Tickets are on sale for The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate — Harrogate Informer

Tickets have gone on sale for The Knitting & Stitching Show, the UK’s biggest textile event, taking place at the Harrogate Convention Center from 17-20 November 2022.

Whether you’re a knitter, quilter, embroiderer or needle felter, The Knitting & Stitching Show promises inspiration and ideas for every style and stage of sewing, from complete beginners to experts. Top tutors will lead over 220 hands-on workshops and demonstrations, with a dedicated sewing program and festive and seasonal creations like knitted Christmas gnomes, felt wreaths, fabric balls and embroidery Robins.

If craft supplies are on your Christmas shopping wish list, there are hundreds of specialist businesses under one roof, selling haberdashery, fabric and patterns, sewing machines and accessories. equipment, yarn and yarn, craft kits, accessories and more, with booth demonstrations and show offers to take advantage of.

The spectacular galleries of internationally renowned textile artists and groups are a highlight of the Knitting & Stitching Show every year. This year’s show is no exception with exhibitions by Aran Illingworth (Hanging on the thread: Portrayal of Poverty), Archana Pathak (Mapping Transience), Maggie Scott (Five Times More), Marcia Bennett-Male (Moments to Myself ), The 62 Group at 60 (Essence), Vivienne Beaumont (Seeds, Flowers and Flowing Hair), James Fox, The Quilters’ Guild Collection and Jess Blaustein, winner of the 2022 Fine Art Textiles Award, supported by the Open College of the Arts. A gallery of winning quilts from The Festival of Quilts 2022 competition includes the stunning Handi Quilter Best in Competition winning quilt, Impresión. Tramonto en Venecia, by Inmaculada Gabaldon.

The Embroiderers Guild will celebrate emerging sewing talent with a platform for the country’s most innovative newly qualified designers. The Graduate Showcase features works selected from the fashion, textiles and embroidery graduation exhibits of colleges and universities across the country. The Guild will also host an exhibition of objects from its own collection, from the early 20th century to the present day, as well as pieces from its most recent challenge for members.

The Hawes Yarnbombers’ knitted Shrek is sure to put a smile on visitors’ faces. Members of the group meet weekly at their local pub to knit “undisturbed by husbands, family, work, chores or the rest of the world” (their words!). After a lot of hard work and with a different theme each year, they have created a collection of charming characters from the popular film to raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Swaledale Mountain Rescue. Hawes Yarnbombers will encourage other knitters to try Yarnbombing for charity while having fun, and will be on hand with some tips for beginners.

Hot and cold refreshments are available throughout the site, with seating areas for visitors bringing their own picnics. Harrogate town center also offers a wide range of cafes and bars, including the famous Betty’s Café Tea Rooms.

Standard adult advance tickets to The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate cost £17.00 (discounts £15.50, children under 18 £8.50) with VIP packages from £36.00 £. Full ticket information is available on the Knitting & Stitching Show website Visitors are encouraged to book in advance to avoid disappointment.