Special Edition Knitting & Stitching Show
3rd September, 2020
The RSN will teach two Workshops at this year’s Knitting & Stitching Show Special Edition, ‘Heart of Gold’ in Goldwork and ‘Hearts & Flowers’ in Surface Stitch Embroidery.
The Knitting & Stitching Show Special Edition is a newly adapted event for 2020 to be held at Alexandra Palace in London from 8-10 October. For one year only, the show will be transformed to present two of the best-loved elements – shopping and workshops – in a safe and spacious environment, and the RSN is thrilled to be teaching a workshop every day from 11.45am-1.15pm. This year, the workshops will be located in large purpose built studios in the West Hall, with plenty of space and restricted numbers.
‘Heart of Gold’, on Thursday and Saturday, will introduce you to the Goldwork technique, using sewing machine thread and three types of synthetic gold. You will learn Couching, Cutwork, Plunging and tying back thread ends.
‘Hearts & Flowers’, on Friday and Sunday, will introduce you to surface stitches, or ‘freestyle embroidery’. This is such a versatile technique, and lends itself to a huge variety of styles, subject matter and objects. You will learn Stem Stitch, Detached Chain, French Knots and Seeding Stitch. On completion, you will be able to turn your work into a special card, lavender sachet, or small framed work of art.
This year, the Shopping Village will be located in the Great Hall and will feature approximately 100 exhibitors offering supplies across knitting, crochet, dressmaking, quilting, embroidery and other textile crafts. Tickets are restricted to ensure social distancing guidelines are met, and will therefore be offered for either a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) session. Entry tickets cost £11 (plus a booking fee per transaction).
Please note that, due to the current rules, those who wish to attend an RSN Workshop must book in advance, as you cannot book on the day as in past years.
See you there!