From humble beginnings…
Established in 1990 The Harrogate Knitting & Stitching Show was born of the back of the success of The Alexandra Palace Knitting & Stitching Show. The premise was simple we wanted to create an unrivaled craft experience in the North of England – a place where like-minded crafters could meet up, discuss ideas, learn new skills and shop for their annual craft supplies.
Fast forward a few years and our Harrogate show has a complete identity of it’s own – held in the last week of November the show creates a festive craft experience, complete with a Christmas craft competition that everyone can get involved in (allowing your creations to be showcased at the event).
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 of over 200 classes taught be leading textile tutors, there is a dedicated Dressmaking Studio catering for beginners to professionals, The Artist in Action lets you watch artists at work in a live studio environment and our knitworking area gives you the chance to learn to knit or crochet.
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.
The show now attracts more exhibitors than ever before, each year we welcome 250 exhibitors from all corners of the world selling specialist craft supplies creating an unrivaled 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. New for 2018 we are extending our Thursday late night ticket to give you an extra hour to get creative. We also have lots of other surprises up our sleeves so watch this space.
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!