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Friday, 18 March 2011

Olympia Stitch and Craft 2011

You will find Toft at stand LG14 until Sunday at this year's Stitch and Craft 2011. Brought to you by Twisted Thread, the organisers of the Knitting and Stitching Shows, this event also incorporates Papercraft.

This year the organisers together with the magazine sponsors (simply knitting and the knitter) have created a lower ground area dedicated to knitting.  In previous years this show has had little to show in the way of smaller yarn companies, but they have created a 'knitting boutique' to let them in.  All in all far more 'knitting' than there usually is- hopefully this will continue to grow for next year.

I spent the first half hour of the morning raiding Ingrid Wagner's Big Knitting Studio to buy gorgeous cashmere blanket balls to knit up her new slipper boot knitting kit. Complete with pre-punctured and lined soles, I'm pretty sure they will be a big hit for her (I bought four sets!!). 

I can hardly avoid mentioning that the knitted wedding is here in all its glory!  I'm glad I got to see it in the 'flesh' because the past couple of weeks I have read about it everywhere- way beyond the knitting magazines.

There's some great work on show, and all together looks like it is on the way to becoming more of a noteworthy knitting event, rather than one for general crafters that can turn their hands to everything.

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