Our Story

From humble beginnings…
Established in 1987 The Knitting & Stitching Show was the original craft fair, the idea was simple to create a place where like-minded crafters could meet up, discuss ideas, learn new skills and shop for their annual craft supplies.

The Largest Textile Event in the UK
30 years on and we now run The Knitting & Stitching Shows throughout the UK, with shows in London’s iconic Alexandra Palace and Harrogate. Each show has grown in size and substance. The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace remains our flagship show and welcomes 30,000 crafters every October.

The Knitting & Stitching Show Experience

The Knitting & Stitching Shows offer a craft experience like no other. The opportunities to learn new skills are vast; the show features a workshop program with hundreds of classes taught by leading textile tutors which includes Overlocking Classes, a Learning Curve Programme, a Dressmaking Studio catering for beginners and professionals plus The Creative Living Theatre showcasing daily demos.

Each year we strive to bring the very best textile artists to the show with our series of professionally curated textile galleries. Past galleries have included work from Jan Beaney and Jean LittleJohn, Kaffe Fassett and Diana Harrison.

Stock up your stash and discover a huge range of craft and textile supplies that will have you raring to start your next project! From yarn, fabric and beads, to sewing machines, patterns, haberdashery and kits – you’ll be spoilt for choice!

New for 2021, we will have a Yarn Village that is completely dedicated to artisan companies selling quality hand-made yarn – a must-visit for knitters and crocheters!

The show now attracts more exhibitors than ever before, each year we welcome 300 exhibitors from all corners of the world selling specialist craft supplies creating an unrivalled shopping experience.

Never stop Creating

We understand the importance of bringing something new to The Knitting & Stitching Show’s every single year – which is why so many of our visitors return year after year. Back again for 2021 we have a prosecco lounge and all our usual features you know. We are also pleased to announce the return of our daily fashion shows to enjoy, find out more information here!

Core Values

The show may of evolved over the years but it still remains true to it’s belief to be a creative haven for like-minded crafter’s to come together and share their passion for craft.

Come, learn and be inspired!