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LONDON ONLY: The stitch festival - 27 February to 1 March

UttaRetch

LONDON ONLY: The stitch festival - 27 February to 1 March
« on: January 16, 2020, 16:15:42 PM »
This is the rebranded Knitting & stitching show for Spring and the venue has been moved to the much more convenient Islington location.
What goes around comes around.

Marniesews

Re: LONDON ONLY: The stitch festival - 27 February to 1 March
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2020, 12:29:17 PM »
That's interesting. Are they all being rebranded or just this one to differentiate it from the Ally Pally event?

Not more convenient for us, sadly, as a drive to Milton Keynes meant we could get a train direct to Olympia and I've heard some exhibitors are giving it a miss ostensibly because they don't favour the venue. An advantage for one is often a disadvantage for another though - depends where you're starting from. As it happens having been to the Harrogate show in November, we were planning to give this one a miss anyway.

It made me smile that their website says it's a 10 minute walk from Kings Cross while Google suggests 24 mins. Walking often seems easier than crowding onto the tube and up and down escalators with bags but I know which which pace would be closer when coming back loaded down with goodies.  :)
Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 50m
So far: 0 fabric; approx 40m crin (horsehair braid)

Efemera

Re: LONDON ONLY: The stitch festival - 27 February to 1 March
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2020, 13:00:53 PM »
Thinking of booking a week in the big city so may go along, DH wouldn’t mind going to the car show.

UttaRetch

Re: LONDON ONLY: The stitch festival - 27 February to 1 March
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2020, 13:39:16 PM »
I've been thinking that I will give Knitting & stitching (or whatever it becomes) a pass since there seems to be less and less that interests me.

Even though I live in 'inner city' London, Ally Pally is a long way up and Olympia is a tedious journey with a long walk from the station.  I won't miss either venue should there be a permanent move away from both.
What goes around comes around.

UttaRetch

Re: LONDON ONLY: The stitch festival - 27 February to 1 March
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2020, 13:59:59 PM »
@Marniesews: Knitting & stitching had two London shows, the Winter one at Ally Pally and the Spring one at Olympia.
What goes around comes around.

Marniesews

Re: LONDON ONLY: The stitch festival - 27 February to 1 March
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2020, 17:26:32 PM »
Yes, I've been to them both and also the Harrogate one last year. That's why I was asking if they were all being rebranded or whether it was just the Olympia event now being relocated to Islington. I thought there might possibly be a reason in giving this London based one a slightly different vibe as many of us choose to go to one London K&S show or the other.
Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 50m
So far: 0 fabric; approx 40m crin (horsehair braid)

UttaRetch

Re: LONDON ONLY: The stitch festival - 27 February to 1 March
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2020, 19:16:36 PM »
Time will tell and it might be worth paying close attention to the other venues and possible rebranding.  Scotland lost it's slot a few years' ago, so maybe this is the start of another retrenchment.
What goes around comes around.