Thursday, October 16, 2014

Free Tickets to Knitting & Stitching Show Dublin & Harrogate

22/10/2014 10.30pm
Edited to add: 8 names from comments/emails were entered and put into the very technological hat! 

The 3 winners of a pair of tickets each are: Fionnuala, Maeve and Jennibean.

Your tickets will be posted once I get your addresses.

Thank you for entering. 


Original post:
The Knitting and Stitching show has been the highlight of October for me in the last few years. I generally go for fabric and some sewing supplies as well as the excellent exhibitions, but the show has something for all kinds of crafters.
This year I was delighted to be contacted by the organisers, offering complimentary tickets for a blog giveaway.
The show includes most textile related activities - 
 Cross stitch
 Dress-making
 Embroidery
 Felt-making
 Knitting and Crochet
 Lace-making
 Patchwork and Quilting
 Spinning, Weaving and Dyeing
 Tapestry
as well as
 Beadwork
 Card-making
 Jewellery-making

Scroll down for further details about the show. More information is also available at the Knitting and Stitching Show website.


Win a pair of complimentary tickets to the show in Dublin, Ireland or Harrogate, UK - valid for entry Thurs, Fri & Sun (Saturday not included).

3 pairs to give away.

Event Details: The Knitting & Stitching Show at RDS, Simonscourt, Dublin, Ireland.

Dates: Thursday October 30th to Sunday November 2nd 2014

Opening TimesThursday/ Friday: 10am to 5.30pm / Sunday: 10am to 5.00pm.


Event Details: The Knitting & Stitching Show at HIC, Harrogate, UK

Dates: Thursday November 20th to Sunday November 23rd 2014

Opening TimesThursday 10am to 7pm; Friday: 10am to 5.30pm; Sunday: 10am to 5.00pm.

To Enter:

Leave a comment with contact details or email in the comment section. No need to follow, unless you really want to!


Contact me with by email with your address.


Closing date: Wednesday 22nd October 10pm. (To allow tickets to be posted in time for the Dublin show)

The 3 winners will be contacted by email and Tickets will be posted once I have address details.

Details about the Knitting and Stitching Show in Dublin:

Needles at the ready for The Great Irish PicKnit!
Join the PicKnit at the Knitting & Stitching Show, RDS, Dublin, Oct 30th 2nd Nov

Thousands of knitting enthusiasts are invited to pack their needles and wool for The GreatIrish PicKnit which features at the Knitting & Stitching Show in the RDS, Dublin, fromOctober 30th November 2nd

The show organisers are predicting that The PicKnit, a social gathering involving knitting andfood, will become the next big pastime in Ireland’s towns and cities, saying it is the perfectrecipe for a darn good time!

More than 25,000 visitors are expected to attend the show, which will feature a uniquecombination of inspirational galleries, workshops and exhibitors selling everything fromstunning fabrics, wools and threads, through to sewing machines, patterns and books.

A new attraction will be The PicKnit, brought to Dublin by the UK Hand Knitting Association.Under the theme of ‘Knit One, Hook One and Pass it On’, visitors to The Picknit can learn,create and share their knitting and crochet skills with other visitors. There will be free one-to-one knitting and crochet tuition for beginners, and a chance for the more adventurous toexperiment with some exciting new designs.

Helen Marriott, The Knitting & Stitching Show, said: "For decades, knitting has been asociable pastime with knitters happily chatting over coffee and yarn. PicKnits takes that ideato the next level, combining a love of food with a love of knitting, stitching and craft.Knitting PicKnits don’t have to be big formal occasions though - all you need are needles,some snacks, a few friends and some space. Importantly, Knitting PicKnits, like the onecoming up in the RDS, help keep the traditional skills of knitting and stitching alive."

Thanks to celebrity knitters such as Cara Delevingne, Ryan Gosling, Kate Moss and Lily Allen,organisers have noticed a huge increase in interest in knitting and sewing. "Knitting andsewing have both been around for centuries, but celebrity knitters and sewers are helping to bring the hobby and craft to a whole new audience." added Helen Marriott.

Visitors to the show, which is Ireland’s largest textile and craft event, can also look forwardto:

  • Artists at work in the ‘Artists in Action Studio’

    Learning a new skill at one of the 100s of ‘Learning Curve’ workshops

    • Professionally-curated galleries including one featuring the 1913 Lockout Tapestry,designed by Cathy Henderson and artist Robert Ballagh

    • An exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One

    • An inaugural display by the students from the Cork Crawford College of Art and


    • An exhibition of new textile artwork exploring relationships betweencommemoration and memory by Nigel Cheney of NCAD

    • A Design & Crafts Council of Ireland exhibition, called Entwined Memories

    • ‘Explorations’ by the Irish Patchwork Society.

    • 116 hours of workshops ranging from Beginners’ Crochet to Embellishing Bed Linento Sewing a Vintage Clutch Bag.

      Visitors will also be able to browse and buy specialist supplies and ‘hard-to-find’craftmaterials from more than 200 retailers.

      Tickets for the four day show at the RDS Simonscourt in Dublin are now on sale Advance tickets cost €14 for adults, withconcession prices available on-line.

      Twitter: @KnitStitchRDS #KnitnStitch

Good Luck!






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  1. I am going to the RDS show for the 1st time and I am so excited. My shopping list is growing by the minute! Lovely to have an Irish sewing blogger on my blog feed!

  2. I'd love to win this Angela. I'm planning on going anyway but free tickets would mean more money to spend on yummy fabrics😆

  3. Would love love Love to win this! Am definitely going anyway but I could feed my crochet habit more this way with alot more yarn :)

  4. Hi Angela, found your fab blog through the K & St site.I am going with one of my daughters, travelling from Cork soooo free tickets would free up some cash!