The Butterfly Garden at The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

Enter the Enchanted Wood Competition at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

Do you believe in fairies? There will be a sprinkling of craft-y magic dust in The Butterfly Garden at The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show at Olympia London this March.

17th February 2017

The Butterfly Garden is a spectacular collection of hundreds of flowers, trees, butterflies, bugs and mini beasts knitted and crocheted by the Louise Hamilton Knit and Yarn Group and Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers, in aid of the Louise Hamilton Trust Hospice Appeal to build a 10-bed hospice unit at James Paget University Hospital in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

If you're visiting The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show you can be part of this magical fundraising project by taking part in a competition to create a host of new creatures and habitats for the Enchanted Wood, a new element of the garden. 

Entries fall into two categories – creatures and homes. Creatures can be fairies and pixies, elves and hobbits, witches and wizards, and should be no taller than 30cm (excluding hats). 

Homes can be toadstools and tree trunks, logs and burrows and should be no more than 30cm wide. Let your imagination run wild with a home-designed creation or, if you need a little help or inspiration, find a pattern online or at   

Either bring along your Enchanted Wood competition entry on the first day of the show (2nd March) by 1pm or submit it to the show organisers by 23rd February. Full details of how to enter and submit items are available at Judging takes place on 2nd March with prizes awarded to category winners – first place for each category will win a £100 Black Sheep Wools voucher and 2 VIP tickets to the 2018 Spring Knitting & Stitching Show in Olympia. All entries will be displayed at the show. 

For more details of the show, and to use our discount code to save £2 on tickets, click here.

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