Calling all Westmeath knitting enthusiasts

Textile and knitting enthusiasts are preparing to have their needles drawn and to spin countless yarns as the countdown begins to the eagerly awaited 2011 Knitting & Stitching Show in Dublin’s RDS.

The four day show, which last year drew over 23,000 visitors, runs from November 10 - 13 and the 2011 programme is bursting with exciting new elements with lots for textile enthusiasts of all ages and skills levels.

In these times of austerity knitting and stitching have become chic, soothing and cool, helped in no small way by celebrity enthusiasts such as Madonna, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julia Roberts, and Russell Crowe. Their passion for the odd bit of plain and purl has boosted visitor numbers to knitting and stitching and craft shows throughout the globe.

This year’s show will attract 150 exhibitors who will showcase and sell everything for the textile enthusiast from the professional, the passionate, or simply the beginner who wants to get started. Value for money will be very evident in all craft supplies stands with plenty of bargain prices to avail of. The latest innovations in knitting and stitching supplies, from specialist equipment, craft kits of all levels, yarns, threads, along with, felt making, quilting, jewellery making, card making and much more. There will be over 100 workshops covering many subjects.

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