Finally it happened!
I went to my first Knitting and Stitching show in London last weekend. I have been waiting to go since I have missed the last Show, so you can understand my excitement. Unfortunately, due to a snowy and cold weather I got poorly few days before and on a day did not feel 100% myself, but I knew this would not stop me this time 🙂
I had the honor to drag my partner with me…I must say, he was very patient and stayed beside me all the time….guess it was my payback for keeping him a company at the Comic-con last year lol
Sunday was the last day of the Show, and I did not know what to expect. I was hoping to meet few people there like Lisa Comfort and Tilly Walnes, as I knew they will have a stand there, however this not happened…(crying in hysterics)….maybe next time.
My day in Olympia, place of the Knitting and Stitching Show, started with a 30 mins class by Lauren Guthrie, Owner & Great British Sewing Bee Finalist 2013. It was very informative as Lauren gave the audience tips on how to stripe match and sew stretchy fabrics. Later that day I went to her to say hello and she was kind to allow me to take photo with her.
OMG, I must have been soooo awkward. I was starstruck, and could not do it earlier in front of my partner. I follow Lauren on Instagram and YouTube, so it was lovely to have a chance to speak to her. She is such a sweet lady.
On my walk around the Show I also found Sew Over It, Tilly and the Buttons, Fabrisc Galore and many more companies that I am a fun of.
My favorite fabric stand was Higgs and Higgs. I stood there for a while touching all they beautiful fabrics. The are to die for, so I am very happy I came across it, because I have never heard of this company before.
Not to go bankrupt, I had a limit on how much I can spend, and told my partner to keep an eye on me.
I had NOT buy a single piece of fabric on my visit!!!!!! WHAT???? I was overwhelmed with a choice, styles, colors that at the end I could not pick just one or two. Thinking back, I must have been more unwell then I thought hihihi
I went the next day to my local(ish) fabric shop and I bought four!!!! So I am a happy bunny anyway.
If you have never been to the Knitting and Stitching Show before, you MUST go next time!!!! It is amazing experience and you never know who you might meet 🙂 You can take sewing classes, spend a fortune (if you can afford it ), and have a lot of fun 🙂
What was your favorite shop stand?