Today I went on a trip to Alexandra Palace to visit ‘The Knitting and Stitching Show 2016’. I really enjoyed it, and would defiantly recommend it to anyone who likes craft activities. So here’s a bit about it and some pictures from my day…
This is my third year in a row going to ‘The Knitting and Stitching show’, and it never fails to disappoint!
When going to the show you enter through the Palm Court, and enter into a long room called ‘The West Corridor’ and off of there the show is split into 3 large halls. The largest room is ‘The Great Hall’; this room is mostly stalls with wool, fabrics and accessories for sewing and knitting.
Around the edge of the room there are lots of small eatery’s. The next room is called ‘The West Hall’. This room has got lots of people exhibiting there textiles work, as well as people selling their work.
Then there is the ‘Panorama Room’. This is slightly different from the other rooms. It has more art supplies and people selling their work. There is also a cafe area and doors leading to a picnic area in a marquee. The show also has a cloakroom, for storing your things in, many toilets, and various cafe’s.
I got the train to Ally Pally, and on my way to the palace I walked thorough the beautiful grounds. The views are absolutely stunning; you can see iconic buildings (i.e. the Gherkin and the Shard) silhouette from across London.
The palace itself is amazing; it has a beautiful glass, dome roof which can be seen for miles. As well as this, it has a large round stained glass window which can be sen from the back of the palace and in ‘The Great Hall’.
The inside of the palace has beautiful large palm trees, and mirrors covering whole walls which elongate the room.
The exhibitors themselves have the most beautiful work and they’re all very talented. There was a variety of work from tapestry hangings to sewn 3D models.