Wednesday, 20 October 2010



For the first time at the Knitting & Stitching Show, a Swishing Salon is being held at the RDS Dublin from 28th to 31st October. Its all about the exchange of good quality secondhand clothing, a swap shop! It has been held a couple of times at theLondon show and it has worked really well.

There will be craft tables in the same area working on little projects that tie in with recycling, customising and embelishing clothing and making accessories from recycled bits and bobs. These activities have proved really popular in London  .

In London there were 4 round craft tables each with a Brother sewing machine. Some activities at the tables were using the machines and others involved making fascinators or rosettes with recycled materials and knitting with old t-shirt material on giant needles. A small fee to cover materials was charged for each activity and the tables were always full.

Would anyone be interested in being part of the swishing feature at the Knitting & Stitching Show or do you know anyone that would be?  Some space to sell bits and pieces will be offered and obviously all parties involved in the feature will be promoted.  

As the show is on next week if you are interested you must contact Wendy by phone  +44 208 692 2299 or directly through the etsy contact link

Sounds like it could be great fun and an amazing opportunity to showcase creative talents.  So get in touch with Wendy as soon as possible.  Would be great to see you there.


  1. Thanks Mo! I actually looked at the swishing information on the brochure, but didn't realise they might need crafters!

    I'll be down on Thursday, so I'll convo Wendy now to find out what's required.

  2. Hi ya, yea it's funny cos I've already featured the swishing on my blog and I was thinking of participating, but not sure if I've got anything worth exanging...Will look into it. I'm going to the show on saturday. can't wait!

  3. I know Wendy is anxious to hear from anyone going who might benefit from the experience as well as taking part in the sharing of skills.
    Hope you enjoy it. I will be there on Thursday and Friday.