Win tickets to The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show 2019

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EDITED: GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED, congratulations to Heidi Bradshaw, Sharon Bowles, Candida Carvalho, Cristiana Alexandra Ferreiro do Vale,  Jackie Walter and Michelle Smith! 

Hey folks, would you like a chance to win some FREE day tickets to the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at London Olympia? 

I’ve got FIVE pairs of tickets, most generously donated by the shows organisers, for all you lovely readers – plus they’ve also set up a nice discount on ticket prices for anyone that doesn’t win (more about that in a moment).

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If you love a good craft show, which of course I do, and you aren’t familiar with the Knitting and Stitching Show then you are really missing something. These shows are the UK’s biggest textile art, craft and design events and the Spring show will open its doors to thousands of crafters for FIVE whole days at London Olympia on Thursday 28 February until  Sunday 1 March 2019.

You may remember I went to one of the shows back in 2017 with my lovely mum  and we had a blast (you can read about that visit here). So we are going back down to the show  together again this year for more crafty fun!

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Any hoo, if you want to go straight to the details on how to win tickets scroll to the bottom of this page, if you’ve got a few more minutes I just want to tell you about another couple of things that’s happening at this years Spring show…

I for one am extremely excited to see the amazing work by Italian textile artist and designer Luisa De Santi who is bringing her extraordinary knit, crochet and embroidery work to the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show. Her exhibition called Magical Crochet Spells sounds like something not to be missed out on! I’ve seen some of the photos of her work and it’s just so intriguing!  

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© The Knitting and Stitching Show / Magical Crochet Spells by designer Luisa De Santi

Lucia creates complex and colourful 3-D modular structures that are amazing and mind-boggling, weird and wonderful all at the same time and I can’t wait to see them in the flesh! 

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© The Knitting and Stitching Show / Magical Crochet Spells by designer Luisa De Santi

I’m also looking forward to seeing The Fashion and Textile Museum who are hosting a 50 Years of Fabulous. They are doing a showcase with a collection of garments from its forthcoming exhibition celebrating iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes’ 50th anniversary. Although I don’t sew I do admire those that can (and I LOVE The Great British Sewing Bee) so I bet that’s going to be a whole lot of  fabulous fun to see!

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© Photograph by Simon Emmett. Copyright Zandra Rhodes Ltd

I also can’t wait to see the stunning Enchanted Wood – an elaborate scene of
knitted and crocheted magical creatures created by the Louise Hamilton Knit and Yarn Group and Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers. It looks so amazing doesn’t it!

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© The Knitting and Stitching Show / Enchanted Wood

Ooo the more I’m writing about it, the more excited I’m getting! As well as all these exhibits there’s going to be over 150 exhibitors selling specialist craft supplies (including yummy yarn that needs to come home with me), and there’s going to be hundreds of workshops and demonstrations too. I’m still looking at the full workshop list deciding what to do as there are so many I just want to do!

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Spend a day re-stocking your yarn stash, learning to knit, mastering the art of tailoring and just so much more. There has never been a better excuse to go to a show – it’s been designed for us to enjoy to the max!

Right enough enthusing from me, I think you get that I’m quite excited about going, let’s get on to how YOU can win tickets to the show…

Giveaway

I’ve got FIVE pairs of tickets to giveaway and the tickets are for redeemable any day except Saturday 2nd March. These tickets are only for the Spring Knitting and Stitching show at the Olympia London which runs from 28th February until 3rd March 2018.

All you need to do to enter the giveaway is to leave a comment on the bottom of this blog post about why you’d like to go to the show.  The competition closes on Thursday January 31st 2019 at 7pm (GMT) with the winners being announced later that evening here on the blog. Good Luck Everyone!

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© The Knitting and Stitching Show

Special Discount

But if you want your ticket’s RIGHT NOW I’ve also got a special discount for you! Just quote KCACO19 and get £2 off any advance adult ticket or £1 off any advance concessionary ticket.  This means that tickets will be £12 instead of £14/£13 (please not there is a £1.75 fulfilment fee per transaction). 

This discount is for advanced bookings only and can be redeemed before 23:59pm on Wednesday 27th February.  Tickets can be booked online https://www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/spring/ or by calling 0844 581 1319 and quoting the discount code.  

I’d like to say a big thank you again to the shows organisers for offering this special deal to my lovely KCACO.UK readers and maybe we will catch up with some of you at the show?

Until next time; keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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21 thoughts on “Win tickets to The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show 2019

  1. I’ve never had the chance to go to the show, but would love to take my daughter with me too. Thank you for the giveaway x

    • Hi I would love to go to the show this year I have been knitting since age of 3 and still have my first Cardigan I made I am now 53 I really enjoy shows and love seeing what’s new on the market to buy one of my first main jobs when I was 15 was working for Patricia Roberts a knit wear designer at west Kensington look forward to seeing if I get a ticket

  2. I have learned so much this year from joining abCAL, I would love to go with my novice knit/crocheter daughter and see the creativity of others.

  3. I would love to win a pair of tickets to go to Olympia. I went to the knitting and stitching show at Alexandra Palace in October as a complete newbie and as such I really didn’t know what I wanted to do. I looked at sewing, rugmaking, knitting, crotchet and so much more. I left completely confused but also energised because I knew I wanted to try a new skill. But which skill? My parents then brought me a 5 week beginners crotchet course which then ran from November to December. After the first lesson I was downhearted as I really couldn’t do it. The second week I manage to double crochet and triple crotchet. A week later a granny square, week 4 Increasing and decreasing and the final week joining and finishing. I love it. I can’t wait to make so many things. Toys, blankets, cushions, clothing. What I need now is to go back to the knitting and stitching show to stock up on tools and resources and gain inspiration upon what I like, what I can manage (believe me I want to run when I’m really just at crawling pace) and what I can aspire to..

  4. Hello I’d love the chance to visit the show with MrsB, we both enjoy knitting and crochet, this would be a wonderful opportunity to see different crafts, products and designers all under one roof.
    Thank you

  5. Such a great prize! I’d love to win tickets because I got tickets for the show in October but sadly had to miss it as we got snowed in that day! I would take my 12 year old daughter with me if I won tickets and I would just love to meet you, Heather and your Mum too!

  6. It’s my 50th birthday in March & would love to go with my mum who will be 75 this year. Mum taught me how to knit when I was very young & last year I taught myself to crochet when I was off long term sick. I would love to see all the textiles & crafts & yarns & learn a new skill. Thank you xx

  7. I’d love to go to the show, I could catch up with my cousin who also likes crafting. I just started crochet and quilting and would love to get some inspiration from the show, I’ve never been before

  8. I’m new to crocheting and all ready hooked would love to visit the show to further my knowledge and see the different products and yarns on offer .

  9. Never been to a craft show and would love very much to go this year to get new ideas and meet all of the talented people.

  10. Hello! I’ve never been to a craft show and I will visit London for the first time that weekend! I’m so excited! It’s a 2 in 1: visit the city and the knitting show. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Hi, I’d love to go to this show as last year I dragged my husband round and it turns out he has a fantastic eye for fabric! He says if I manage to win tickets he’ll let me drag him round again!

  12. Id love to attend this show with my 80year old mum. She loves to crochet and I love to sew so it would be a great day out for both of us. I also met Zandra Rhodes when I was 17 at the V&A ( a very long time ago) and we complimented each other on our zany earrings – hers were lanterns that actually lit up so it would be fab to see what she is wearing on the day.

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