Knitting & Stitching Show Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Adam Crowther © knitting & stitching show

Tickets are now on sale for The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, London.

The autumn show is the UK’s biggest textile event and will be taking over the iconic North London venue from 7th-10th October 2021 for its 30th anniversary.

Whether you’re an expert stitcher or a complete beginner, the show offers inspiration, education and fun for all.

Learning new skills on the “to do” list? There are hundreds of hands-on workshop at the event, led by top craft tutors. The popular Creative Living Theatre programme will also be packed with free demonstrations.

Bring a shopping bag or two because The Knitting & Stitching Show has hundreds specialist craft retailers under one roof.

If you need to top up your fabric stash and supplies, why not take a stroll through the Yarn Village?

And after all that, why enjoy a glass of fizz at the show’s Prosecco Bar!

The exhibitions

The Knitting & Stitching Show always wows visitors with spectacular curated galleries by leading UK and international textile artists.

And this year is no exception.

The 2021 show features a wide range of exhibitions, including

There are also galleries featuring the 2020 and 2021 winners of The Janome Fine Art Textiles Award. Plus, visitors can browse the winners of The Festival of Quilts 2021 quilt competition.

COVID safe

The organisers have adopted a range of measures to keep visitors safe during the pandemic.

These include:

  • additional space and seating
  • wider aisles
  • enhanced venue cleaning
  • staggered entry times
  • capped visitor and exhibitor numbers

Read The Knitting & Stitching Show’s COVID Commitment here.


Standard adult tickets for The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace are £18.50 (concessions £16.00, children under 18 £6.50) with VIP ticket packages from £37.00 to £200.00.

We encourage visitors to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

In the event of pandemic-related cancellation, ticket holders will be offered the choice to transfer their booking to 2022 or receive a refund. Transaction fees will be retained.

Free shuttle buses run to the show from Wood Green and Alexandra Palace train stations every 20-30 minutes.

To book or for full ticket information, visit The Knitting & Stitching Show website.

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Iain McDonald

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