Knitting is the new baking, and stitching is the new pottery. Or something like that. Certainly textile crafts have seen an upsurge in interest in recent years with new converts discovering the gratification that comes from creating your own clothes, embroidery and patchwork.
The Knitting and Stitching Show at the Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh is the definitive event for anyone with a passion for knitting and stitching in every form, bringing experts, crafts suppliers, demonstrators and enthusiasts together for a four-day extravaganza of every kind of textile craft. Today’s Big Deal has it all sewn up with an admission ticket for your choice of days.
Exhibitions and workshops
The Big Deal offers one admission ticket for the Knitting and Stitching Show at the Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh for one day. The Show runs for four days from Thursday 28 April to Sunday 1 May. Choose the date to suit your schedule.
The Knitting and Stitching Show was established 20 years ago, but 2016 sees its first visit to Edinburgh. The show will feature over 200 exhibitors selling everything from knitting yarn and accessories, fabric and threads to sewing machines.
The show also features stunning displays of textile art. Leading Scottish textile artists will be showcasing their work, including surface embroidery, patchwork and quilting, knitting and more.
There are also nearly 100 workshops on offer, providing guidance on how to knit, crochet, sew or quilt, with expert tuition. These should be booked in advance at the show website as popular sessions fill up very quickly.
Previous visitors have given Knitting and Stitching Shows the thumbs-up on the organisers’ Facebook page, including these recent comments.
‘Take one of the courses if you can – everyone is so friendly and it’s great to learn a new skill. Looking forward to doing it all again this year.’
‘So much yarn to choose from, embroidery, materials and quilting stuff. Had a brilliant time and found the yarns great to touch, can find what’s going to feel good next to the skin before buying it. Came home with some scrumptious colours to knit with.’
This Big Deal at the Knitting and Stitching Show at the Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh offers the perfect gift opportunity for the needlework enthusiast in your family.
Even absolute beginners will find plenty to admire and capture the interest. Who knows, it might even be the beginning of a new passion.