Win tickets for the Knitting & Stitching Show! [Giveaway CLOSED]

K&S_LOGO RGBWin tickets to The Knitting and Stitching ShowIt’s time for another giveaway, people! (Ermahgerd! Again!?) Yes! The lovely people at The Knitting & Stitching Show have given me some free tickets so I can invite some pals (I’ll be sneaking around there, too!)

The Knitting & Stitching Show opens in 2 weeks (from 8th – 12th October) in Alexandra Palace, London (sorry non-UK folks!). Due to popular demand the Show is now open 5 days. It’s one of the largest textiles and craft events in the UK. You can see the list of exhibitors here. The Show has some exciting workshops and lectures to offer as well as a new interactive feature, Stitch-by-Stitch, which offers sessions and demonstrations for beginners and more experienced visitors!

I’m particularly looking forward to browse through fabrics, patterns, sewing books and all sorts of other products for the sewing enthusiast (I might spend a minute looking at knitting stuff as well, I promise!)

Win tickets to The Knitting and Stitching ShowWin tickets to The Knitting and Stitching Show

I have 5 pairs of tickets to The Knitting & Stitching Show to give away to some of you guys! All you have to do is let me know in the comments what you’d like to see on this blog in the future. This could be sewing, knitting or refashion projects as well as tutorials on specific topics, reviews of certain products or patterns etc.

I’ll pick my favourites from your suggestions and mail the winners their tickets in time for the Show. Deadline for leaving comments is midnight (GMT) Tuesday 30th September 2014.

Please note these tickets are only valid all day Wednesday, Thursday 3-7pm and all day Sunday.

All images in this post are courtesy of The Knitting & Stitching Show.

Happy sewing!


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28 thoughts on “Win tickets for the Knitting & Stitching Show! [Giveaway CLOSED]

  1. what a fabulous giveaway, I’d love to go. Regarding blog content I love seeing outfit posts for patterns that aren’t all over the place I.e. Not the latest releases as the blogosphere can get a bit over saturated with them at times- what about the hidden gems that aren’t commonly posted about. Also would love to have an insight into the pattern drafting process and what goes into producing a pattern for release. I’m sure I’ll get loads of great ideas though.

    1. Great suggestions! I’d love to find some hidden gems out there, because that’s the only thing that bothers me about some of the very popular indie patterns. Although they are amazing, one can get a bit tired of seeing them all over the place! The whole pattern drafting/releasing thing would probably not fit into a single post, but it would be super interesting to do! When I started making patterns, I got really frustrated that there’s just no information out there at all!

  2. I’d love to check out the sewing and the refashioning as I’m trying to improve my own wardrobe by remaking or sewing myself some news clothes. I’m not a fan of what I see in the shops so I figure its the best thing to do.

    1. I love refashions! (As you probably might have noticed;) ) I haven’t done too many lately but I have a very long project list, so I’m definitely encouraged to do more soon!

  3. Speaking as a beginner sewer (ie, seamstress, not plumbing drain!!) I love seeing your makes & refashions – I don’t need tutorials on zip insertion etc, I can find those elsewhere. I love seeing fabric choices, and hearing how you chose a particular print, & how it works with a particular pattern.
    Speaking as am obsessed knitter, I love seeing other people’s finished items, their yarn choices etc. I am that type who will stop strangers in the street & stroke their cardies! Beware!!
    Thank you & keep blogging.

    1. Hehe, I love knitting and I actually knit quite a lot during the colder seasons. I just don’t share too many projects because a) I take ages to finish something b) I don’t finish knitting projects at all and c) I’m really crap at it 😀 But I’ll try and see to share some of them here on the blog in the future!

  4. Ooooh, I am finding it a little difficult to think of new things I’d like to see on your blog, cos I just love it so flipping much already! (And that’s not just an attempt at buttering you up so you give me some tickets, heh heh…)

    Okay, so I think I’d like to see a little bit more in process pieces — stuff you’re working on at the moment, maybe other things that have inspired you, anything else a bit more “behind the scenesy” (basically, I’m just a bit nosy and would like to see more about your life!)

    Keeping my fingers tightly crossed in the meantime.


    1. Aww, thanks! I often forget to take in process pics and actually, that’s also what I enjoy reading most on other people’s blogs. I’d love to share a bit more about what goes on behind the scenes (and behind all those photoshopped pics 😉 ). xx

  5. I’d like to see some sewing bloomers [no not knicker type bloomers]. Things that went wrong and how to put them right. This would not only be helpful to see how to get round problems but would make me feel better when I mess up!!! Blogs are brilliant but everyone makes such beautiful garments I sometimes feel I’m the only one who doesn’t get it right every time and it can be a bit upsetting to a new sewist like me.
    I need the enthusiasm of the Knitting and Stitching Show to spur me on to greater things. Fingers crossed.

    1. What a great idea! I think as bloggers we often only want to show a near-to-perfect end result and I know from my own experience that it can be really frustrating to see all those perfect garments on blogs when you yourself feel everything goes wrong whenever you try to make something. But that’s just because we compare our behind-the-scenes messes with a picked handful of edited images from others. Sharing my fails and messes will be a challenge but probably a lot of fun as well!

  6. Wow lucky you getting tickets for the show! I would love to go as well and get my hands on fabric and yarn 🙂 what I would like to see on your blog: read about (or maybe see) the first garment you have ever made; read about how you got your inspiration for the Hepburn Dress and see some more makes from Tilly’s book. I need some inspiration to finally crack the fit of the mimi blouse! By the way how are you getting on with the stash diet? Any updates?

    1. Such a great idea! I’d love to share my first makes! Most of them are actually still alive, I’ve just never taken the time to photograph them. I’m embarrassed by my awful sewing skills back then but I think it would be loads of fun to share those with you! I’d love to share some more information about my Hepburn Dress inspiration with you guys! (I think that’s overdue anyway!) xx

  7. Hi- great giveaway! I would love to go. Your blog is fab…. I would like to see tutorials on refashions from garments like men’s shirts, basic t-shirts and charity shop finds. As a newbie to sewing this would be so handy! Thanks Claire xxx

    1. I really enjoy refashion projects and I have a huge pile of charity shop clothes and a long project list – so you’ll definitely see some more on the blog in the future (hopefully quite soon!).

  8. Fantastic giveaway. Regarding future posts: I would love to see posts on refashioning existing clothes/items into other clothes or useful objects. Also – pattern adjustment for those of us (me!!) who don’t conform to standard pattern sizes – for me this is probably the hardest thing to get to grips with: maintaining the balance whilst creating the right fit.

    1. Refashions are always fun (and probably my favourite projects). I’m actually not good at adjusting/fitting patterns myself. I’m quite lucky that I do not have to many fitting issues with most pattern company, so I do not have a lot of practice. But I’m trying to improve my fitting skills and will try to share more about that and changes I make to patterns with you guys! x

  9. What a great give-away. I will visit the show anyway but with a free ticket it would be some more exciting. About your blog there ist one thing that came to my mind now that autumn just got to the wet days. I would like to see a sewing tutorial how to transform an old skirt into a hat. With all these wonderful stuff like taking from the skirt to make a unique brimmed hat.

    1. This made me laugh! I have never made a hat and (unfortunately!!!) I look very silly wearing any sort of hat, but I love them anyway. It would be really exciting to try and make one out of a recycled skirt. I love the idea! I’m gonna look into that and try to find out a bit more about hat-making first, though ;D

  10. I love tutorials and would like to see more for ‘non-clothing’ items (even the clothes are lovely, spoilt for choice with the dresses!) but maybe some quick make items?

    1. I just got back to making little stuffed animals, doing a bit of patchwork here and there and will be making some more bags and accessories soon, is that something you’d be interested in seeing? Making dresses is fun, but not everyone had the time (and patience!) to work on big projects like that.

  11. Hi Charlie,

    Thank you for the giveaway, I’d love to win tickets to the show :o)

    I’d like to see more pattern reviews particularly for shorts or trousers (I always think they are more difficult to get right but maybe that’s just my fear talking!). I’d also like to see tutorials for fixing fitting problems, I’m a beginner and I can make up a pattern but I want to be able to make it fit well so that I actually feel it’s good enough to wear outside the house.

    Annabel x

    1. Hi Annabel 🙂 I really should do some pattern reviews for trousers, because that would actually challenge me to finally make some! I’ve been wanting to make trousers for ages. I’ve only made shorts so far, so trousers will definitely be on my list. The thing with the pattern fitting is, that I’m just not good at it myself. Luckily I don’t have to make to many changes to most patterns. But I’m working on improving my fitting skills and will be sharing my progress with you guys!

  12. Hi! So looking forward to The Knitting and Stitching Show again and who doesn’t like a free ticket…

    I’m a knitter myself and I’ve been obsessed with knitting gloves lately, so maybe something glovey??

    1. I’ve made gloves last year (two pairs, whoop, whoop!). But since you never can have too many, I would definitely enjoy making another pair.

  13. Hi Charlie

    I find your blog so inspiring….oh how I would love to be able to make my own clothes….and even have my own blog! In the future I would like to see more of the same good stuff please! I do enjoy your random “non-sewing” posts…you are obviously a very creative person and it’s always interesting to see what else you get up to when you’re not sewing!

    LouLou x

    ps – Love Love LOVE the shape of your Hepburn dress!!!
    pps – That horse print fabric has galloped away with my heart!!!

    1. Non-sewing posts? That sounds exciting! I actually do loads of DIY projects which I often do not share as they are not sewing-related at all! But knowing that this could be something to interest you guys I’d love to share more about that sort of stuff! I have a long project list I’d like to try, but often sewing (which is always highest priority 😛 ) “gets in the way”.

      Thanks, LouLou! x

  14. Hi. I’d love to see some ideas of projects I can engage my 11 year old son in doing with me. It’s harder to find ideas for boys.
    He’s still young enough to have a go at things (hasn’t got to the “cool” stage yet!) so any ideas and inspiration would be welcome! ( maybe he would even let me take him to the K&S show!)

    1. I do not have kids (or young siblings) myself, but I’ve just started doing workshops with some of your kids at work which they’ve been enjoying quite a bit. I might be able to share a couple of the projects we do, yet have to find a way how to do it though (I’m not allowed to take pictures there for example). Thanks for the suggestion!

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