Last Sunday, the annual Knitting and Stitching show in the RDS came to an end. The Knit and Stitch as it is more commonly known is Ireland’s biggest crafting event and is a must-see for every knitter, sewing and craft enthusiast.
I have been attending the event since the young age of six and since then it has always been one of the highlights of my year. When the trees began to turn crisp autumn colours and a bitter cold appeared in the air, I knew that this year’s Knit and Stitch was soon approaching.
It was my talented Mammy who introduced me to the event and she is also the lady who taught me to sew. Every year at the end of October, we would leave Wicklow and head up to the RDS in Dublin. I will never stop being thankful to my Mother for bringing me to this crafty event as it due to her and the Knitting and Stitching show that I am now crazy about crafts. It has influenced every part of my life, even the topics I chose for writing articles.
There is something magical about the Knitting and Stitching show. I believe the magic is released by the people who showcase their textile art, the skilled crafts people who give classes in their area of expertise and the entrepreneurs who sell supplies from their beautiful shops.
If it were not for the Knitting and Stitching show, I would have never fallen in love with sewing, learned how to make dolls, clothes, bags and endless creations. I may have never had my eyes open to the art world and began my lifelong love for the arts.
So now, after spending four proud days working at the event, I cannot help but smile when I see mother’s bringing their children to this wonderful textile show. Some of these lucky children might just grow up to be Ireland’s next greatest artists.
The City gathered a few pictures Of some of the great art displays and entrepreneurs at this years show.