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Time for tea at The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

By Mark Hayhurst 10 Jan 2018

The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show has teamed up with the Betty Blythe Vintage Tea Room in West London’s Brook Green to hold The Knitted Tea Room competition.

From cream scones with jam to champagne flutes, teapots and cucumber sandwiches, the show’s organisers are looking fora sumptuous spread of life-size knitted and crocheted tea room items. Entrants can design their own tea room pieces or use a pattern, and a tea cosy pattern by Monica Russel of The Knit Knacks is available to download from The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show competition page.

Entries will be displayed throughout the show and competition judges will be looking for innovative and beautifully made pieces. Judging takes place on March 1 and luxury prizes from the Betty Blythe Vintage Tea Room will be awarded to three talented winning stitchers. First prize is a Victorian-themed afternoon tea for eight, second prize is a Vintage Afternoon tea for six and third prize is a Cream tea for four.

All entries should be registered on the Spring show’s competition page, with up to five items eligible per entrant. Items should be submitted before February 23 to: The Knitted Tea Room competition, twistedthread, 58 White Lion St, London N1 9PP, or brought along to the show on March 1.

The Knitting & Stitching Show is the UK’s biggest textile art, craft and design event and the Spring Show takes place from March 1-4 at Olympia London.

Spring Show highlights include over 200 workshops and free demonstrations hosted by expert tutors, galleries by leading textile artists, graduates and groups, drop-in knitting and crochet clinics and a unique craft shopping experience with 150 specialist retailers under one roof.

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