Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts, Bluewater Kent

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So finally a stitch show comes to Kent! 'Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts' is currently on at the Bluewater Glow Venue in Kent (finishes Sunday, so if you are local you still have time!). Bluewater boasts to be the largest retail and leisure destination in Europe so it's an unusual place to hold a stitching show. There were lots of local business as well as some big well known names in the textile world. There are lots of chances to have a go yourself in embroidery, art and papercrafts, a fashion show to sit and enjoy, and of course lots to buy!

The highlight for me is this fabulous knitted sea world 'Below and above the waves'. The inspiration of Alison and Ann Murray, 2000 knitters from all around the world contributed to this project by knitting fish, seagulls, coral, jellyfish, seaweed and lots more! There is a nearly full size beautiful mermaid and a fisherman (of course both knitted!)

Above and below the waves

Walk through the underwater world to see all the different creatures atmospherically lit to transport you into the deep!

Knitted Jellyfish Knitted Mermaid Knitted net
Knitted Lighthouse Knitted sea world

Fancy having a go yourself? Then check out their next project and previous knitting adventures at

Oh, I nearly forget to mention, if you are a fan of 'Downton Abbey' there are also costumes from the series on display!

Downton Abbey costumes

In another part of the country? Check out the other country wide venues for this show here: