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!

Please be ready to show your COVID documents

 

We would like to remind you that all attendees aged 11 and over must show proof of either:

a) having had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before attending.

OR
b) a negative Lateral Flow Test result, which can be taken at home or at a recognised centre free of charge, within 48 hours of the event.

OR
c) If you are resident in England, proof of natural immunity (positive PCR test within the last six months, after self-isolation has ended and up to 180 days after taking the test). Demonstrated via your NHS COVID Pass on the NHS App.

We will accept various forms of proof and will use a common-sense approach when checking your status. Your data will not be required nor stored by us, proof can simply be shown to a member of staff.

 

Accepted proof of vaccinations:

the NHS COVID Pass on the NHS App. We strongly advise that you take a photo of the valid QR code or bring a printout with you as poor connectivity on your smart phone may not permit the app to load.

the small vaccination record card given to you at the immunisation site

a letter from the NHS – you can request this by calling 119

a letter from a GP showing details of vaccines administered

Accepted proof of negative Lateral Flow Tests:

an email or text confirming your result

a photograph of the test stick (not the physical stick)

a record of the result shown via the NHS app

Please note we will accept any proof given at point of vaccination for those vaccinated overseas .

Please be ready to show your COVID documents

 

We would like to remind you that all attendees aged 11 and over must show proof of either:

a) having had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before attending.

OR
b) a negative Lateral Flow Test result, which can be taken at home or at a recognised centre free of charge, within 48 hours of the event.

OR
c) If you are resident in England, proof of natural immunity (positive PCR test within the last six months, after self-isolation has ended and up to 180 days after taking the test). Demonstrated via your NHS COVID Pass on the NHS App.

We will accept various forms of proof and will use a common-sense approach when checking your status. Your data will not be required nor stored by us, proof can simply be shown to a member of staff.

 

Accepted proof of vaccinations:

the NHS COVID Pass on the NHS App. We strongly advise that you take a photo of the valid QR code or bring a printout with you as poor connectivity on your smart phone may not permit the app to load.

the small vaccination record card given to you at the immunisation site

a letter from the NHS – you can request this by calling 119

a letter from a GP showing details of vaccines administered

Accepted proof of negative Lateral Flow Tests:

an email or text confirming your result

a photograph of the test stick (not the physical stick)

a record of the result shown via the NHS app

Please note we will accept any proof given at point of vaccination for those vaccinated overseas .