Monday, 17 February 2014

A busy weekend - knitting and stitching Show and the Vintage Classic car boot

A busy weekend with both the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, a crafters paradise and the Vintage Classic Car Boot at the South Bank for vintage fans!

On Saturday we made a visit to the Vintage Classic Car Boot event at South Bank. Dressed up in my multi-coloured striped shift dress and knee high mustard socks I was in good company with some fabulously dressed vintage followers. Luckily the sun was shining, as we had to queue to get in because the event was so popular. 

The river bank was alive with classic cars, bikes, vintage car boot stock and great street food. 

It was hard to decide from so many great food options, in the end we tucked into some yummy Anna Mae’s mac’n’cheese from their American 1986 GMC Vandura van.

There were plenty of vintage goods to have a look at including clothes, crockery, furniture and records.

Then it was time for some vintage shopping and car appreciation! Classic cars were also a plenty from a baby doll pink Cadillac to the brick red Spitfire, not including the London red bus bar! At £3 entry, this is not to be missed next year!

The Knitting and Stitching Show showcases hundreds of exhibitors selling cross stitch kits, wools, fabrics, threads, patterns, buttons, beads, craft kits and all things haberdashery! There is also a collection of textile art on display. It really is a crafters paradise to source all sorts of materials for your project needs. This event has been running since the early 1990s from Alexandra Palace and will be on again in London in March 2014 at Olympia. The show also travels to Dublin and Harrogate.

There were a number of craft workshops to participate in, which booked up early. I have been a regular customer at Fabrics Galore based ever since moving back to South London and they had a big stall in the central hall with lots of lovely fabrics. Visit their shop in Battersea for discounted Liberty fabrics! Another local favourite was Sew Over It, who showcased for the first time their new vintage-inspired dress patterns, based on dresses that can also be made in sewing classes at their Clapham shop.

October 2013.

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