Sunday, 9 October 2011

Ally Pally 2011


I've been working at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace for the last few days. I'm a bit zonked after three full on days of yarn selling so here are the photos I took.
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Knitted bunting at the entrance



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Ghanaian Kente weaving demo, check out the length of those warp threads.

Where I've been working. Lovely MillaMia stand with squishy merino and very cute and contemporary kids knits....
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... in a brilliant range of colours.

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Some super work in the graduate show. I love the colours and texture Maria Sanvito has created here.
www.annaemme.com (website should be up at the end of the month)
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More Marisa Sanvito creations
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Check out the crochet (sorry, didn't get the name of the designer. If you did please let me know, thanks)

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I loved these knitted birds by Alice Wolfe
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Islamic textiles. This is Tunisian fabric.
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And as always that superb view of London that greets you when you stagger out of Alexandra Palace into the daylight.
Ally Pally 2011

I've only bought a set of square knitpro DPNs and a fantastic reversible cloth shopping bag so far. There hasn't been much spare time to shop as the stand has been so busy.

If you are there today please try and visit stand TGI10 (In the smaller hall where the graduate show is), where I bought my reversible shopping bag. They sell textiles from Burma which are made by Burmese refugees. The money from their products goes to several development projects and they have some beautiful things for sale. If you're not at the show their website is here.

3 comments:

travelknitter said...

I didn't realise you were there! My energy levels weren't great so I only went for a couple of hours, but clearly there was loads that I missed. The exhibitions always make me wish that I could spend my life making stuff.

Derry said...

hI Check this web site you will find who was the designer of that dress.She was winner of 2011 knitted textile.Katie Jones her name..:)

Derry said...

http:....//www.ukhandknitting.com/KTA_showcase_2011.php i cant send this web site i think.