Saturday, 20 March 2010

Stitch and Creative Craft Show 2010

I've just come back from the Stitch and Creative Craft Show at Kensington Olympia where I met the lovely Ruth (Two Hippos) and Ling (Musing and Doing). Ruth was with her daughter and Ling was teaching people how to knit and crochet. It was good to meet up with fellow bloggers, I've met up with Ruth at I-Knit last summer, but it was the first time I met Ling in person. Here is the photo that Ruth's daughter took (she's gonna be a good photographer):
Ling is standing at the far right, Ruth in the middle and I'm standing far left.

It was very crowded on the train there and more crowed in at the exhibition hall. There was so many people and so many stands. My favourite stands have to be Doughty, Fabric Galore, Millamia and the Knit Box. Millamia is owned by a Swedish lady who designs lovely knitted garment for children. It's just a pity that all her patterns only go up to 5 years and my daughter is almost 6 now. The Knit Box is owned by a lovely Turkish lady who told me that knitters there knit from memory and do not use patterns (they haven't heard of the word gauge). She had some amazing knitted Turkish shoes displayed (sorry no photos, but you may find them on her website).

I bought some 100% merino yarn, some bamboo cotton yarn, one ball of 100% virgin wool yarn, half a metre of Amy Butler fabrics, one button (yes just one) and a fabric marker pen. So I'm really pleased.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.


Joleo said...

one button is very restrained! I have the same fabric pen though I had to travel to Tokyo for mine - nice to know I can get another :)

Knit Sew City Girl said...

Hi Jo,

Yes, I only needed one button for my cardigan. :)

I'm hoping to start making some clothes soon and I remember reading on your blog that this pen is pretty good, so I took your advice and bought it. I'll try and find out where I bought it as there were so many craft stands there.


Anonymous said...

It was great to meet up. Love the wool you found too!

Knit Sew City Girl said...

Hi Ruth,

Yep, I was trying to be good and not buy too much. :)


angharad handmade said...

Sounds like a lovely day out and a good get together too! Hope you all had fun. Yarn looks gorgeous.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Craft fairs are so much fun! Love the bamboo and cotton yarn - looks so soft!

Ling said...

Mary - it was lovely to meet you too and well done for remembering a camera!