Sad to be missing your annual fix of crafty goodness at the Autumn Knitting and Stitching Shows? Good news! A new virtual gathering – Beyond The Knitting & Stitching Show – will offer competitions, workshops, studio tours and a shopping hub to bring you all the best bits of these highlights in our annual craft calendar.
Live craft workshops with expert makers
Take part in a variety of live expert-led workshops running over three weekends in November:
- 13th – 15th November
- 20th – 22nd November
- 27 – 29th November.
In each session you can join top craft tutors who will be sharing techniques and skills that you’ll love putting to practise in future projects. Choose from an exciting mix of crafts that cater to a variety of passions and abilities including dressmaking, macrame, embroidery, knitting, crochet, needle-felting, goldwork and more. Whether you want to sharpen up your techniques or learn something new, you’re sure to find something you love!
Workshop tickets go off sale at 11.59pm GMT the day before each session, so book now before it’s too late!
Need to stock up your craft stash?
The community hub of the digital event will be the textile self portrait competition, and we’d love you to enter. Entrants will need to create a self-portrait to the size specified in the rules, in any textile medium they wish to. Everything from cross-stitch and embroidery through to screen-printing, feltwork, beadwork, a quilt or a knitted jumper is welcome. As long as it has textiles as the basis, you can enter it!
Visit the Beyond K&S Shopping Hub. Bursting at the seams with exclusive offers from your favourite suppliers and brands, it’s your one-stop-shop for crafting essentials.
The Beyond Knitting & Stitching Show Self Portrait Competition
Showcase your skills and enter the Beyond K&S Self Portrait Competition, sponsored by PFAFF. Express yourself and create your piece in any textiles medium and let your creative juices flow. Entries close Friday 20th November, enter now to be in for a chance of winning £1000!
The main winner will win massive bragging rights and prestige, along with £1000! There will be smaller prizes for a runner up, and for each of the Children’s categories, which include:
- Adults aged 18 or over
- Children aged 5 – 10
- Children 11 – 17