This year we have created a brand new area in The Knitting & Stitching Show where you can stitch and relax with like-minded crafters.

Our Mindfulness Hangout offers you the chance to take some time out from the hustle and bustle of the show floor and enjoy an hour or two to take sometime to yourself to craft. Please do bring your current textile project with you as there will be space for you to work on this, and speak to other crafters about what you are up to and gain ideas and tips.

The Big Stitch
We are also putting together a visitor display at the show where you can stitch a word that sums up how crafting makes you feel, this will be added to a big stitch which showcases how crafting can be used as a form of mindfulness.

The Crochet Lounge
Kerry from Toft and some of her helpers will be teaching crochet in the crochet lounge (located inside the mindfulness hangout area). Here you can learn to crochet a leaf in their drop-in classes.

The hangout area is also a good place to simply relax and watch the world go by. So whether you want to try your hand at a new craft, work on your existing project or to take some time out to sit and relax please do come and drop by.