The Knitting & Stitching Show

Today, I spent the day at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia. Magical!

As well as all the stands selling everything from sewing machines and material, to yarns and accessories, I always love the exhibitions. A favorite this year was Material World, an exhibition of yarn art by Jessica Dance.

Hermes Birkin Bag by Jessica Dance
Hermes Birkin Bag by Jessica Dance

Not just perfectly executed artworks, but each makes a statement about value.

The caption for this reads: “A secondhand Hermes Birkin bag in good condition would cost anything from £15,000″

Also on show were a series of dresses designed and made by year 12 students.

Ornamental Landscape dress by Yiying Niu
Ornamental Landscape dress by Yiying Niu

And the detail was stunning!

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And another artist who caught my eye was Louise Baldwin who displayed a series of panels. These were fabrics, including felt, and embroidered. I think these were about £450 each.

Louise Baldwin
Louise Baldwin

And of course there is always a competition for non-artists and this year it was on knitted food. I like the sushi – even the chopsticks were knitted. No attributions were attached to the competition entries, but it all looks good enough to eat.

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