A huge thank you to all the really friendly people I met in Harrogate at the Knitting & Stitching Show! From the other Finalists on the UKHKA Knitted Textile Award stand to the Exhibitors and all the visitors to the show, every person I talked to made my trip to Harrogate a great experience.
|My Kagome Cardigan at the Harrogate Knitting & Stitching Show|
We were very busy throughout all four days of the Show. The comments about my Kagome cardigan were really nice and lots of people will be looking out for the pattern in The Knitter Magazine when it is published next year.
It has been great being surrounded by so much amazing talent in the Knitted Textile Awards Open Category. Very inspiring! The Gold Award winning Random Acts of Kindness by Sally Spinks were hanging next to Linda Doran's gorgeous knitted artworks with their stunning texture and perspective.
|Work by Emma Vining, Linda Doran and Sally Spinks|
|Textile Art by Linda Doran|
|Random Acts of Kindness by Sally Spinks|
Nicky Barfoot's beautiful and elegant Silver Award winning knitted life drawings were hanging next to Amanda Puleston's stunning knitted photographs (that no-one could believe were knitted in one piece!).
|Nicky and Amanda's Work|
|Knitted Life Drawing by Nicky Barfoot|
|Knitted Photographs by Amanda Puleston|
The reception in the Royal Hall on Thursday evening was a lovely way to end the first day and see Sally, Nicky and Judith Watson be presented with their certificates.
|Front doors to the Royal Hall|
|The Knitted Nativity inside the Royal Hall|
I did get a chance to look around Harrogate and found some lovely shops and very nice restaurants. I'm looking forward to using my purchases from Duttons for Buttons.
The tea at Betty's was lovely and I enjoyed my fish and chips too!
The dates for next year's Knitting and Stitching Shows are already set and in the diary!
Alexandra Palace, London 9th to 12th October 2014
RDS, Dublin, 30th October to 2nd November 2014
Harrogate International Centre, 20th to 23rd November 2014