Wednesday, 9 October 2013

UKHKA Knitted Textile Awards Set Up day

Today was set up day for the UKHKA Knitted Textile Awards at the Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace. Arriving at Alexandra Palace at 8am, all was very quiet. The main entrance was all ready to go, but completely empty. I have never seen it like this before!
Empty Entrance
Photo by Emma Vining
The view over London from the top of the hill was as amazing as ever.

View over London
Photo by Emma Vining
As finalists arrived throughout the morning, the incredibly calm curator, Fiona Ross guided everyone through displaying their work. As the morning went on, the stand went from bare white to being full of colour and exciting knits of all descriptions. I am very happy to have my work up on the wall with all the other finalists. Just the name plaques to add and the photos to be fully stuck down and all is ready to go for tomorrow morning!

From this...... this!
Kagome Cardigan
designed and knitted by Emma Vining
I am so happy with the location of our stand.  We are on stand Q13 in the Textiles Gallery. Round the corner you will find the wonderful Art Van Go and the excellent Loop. Also spotted were Malabrigo Yarns, Shilasdair and the enormous Coats Crafts stand that includes Rowan Yarns. Texere yarns are just through the door in the Main Hall, as is the incredibly colourful Collinette stand. 

I am really looking forward to the next few days, meeting lots of visitors, looking at all the other designs and visiting as many exhibitor stands as I can! 

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