✽ 5–7 AUGUST
DECORATIVE HOME AND SALVAGE SHOW
Cheshire Showground, near Knutsford
Expect to find the best in reclaimed and salvaged materials, garden furniture and statuary, restored and upcycled furniture, period home fixtures and fittings, decorative and architectural antiques and industrial items.
Details: Tickets £5, under 16s free. Available to buy on the door. For times and further information visit: www.asfairs.com
✽ SATURDAY 6 AUGUST
Join Daisy from Devon Sun Yarns in Bath for a day of colourful yarn dyeing. The workshop includes choosing colours and two different dyeing techniques. Refreshments and lunch are included, as well as the yarns. £100, 10am–4pm.
✽ 11–14 AUGUST
THE FESTIVAL OF QUILTS
Sewing supplies, colourful galleries and a stunning display of more than 700 competition quilts. Held at the NEC, Birmingham, tickets £14.50 in advance.
✽ 14 AUGUST
BATH VINTAGE AND ANTIQUES MARKET
Green Park Station, Bath
Enjoy browsing more than 60 stalls of everything antique, vintage, upcycled, crafted and salvaged at this market where there’s always a great atmosphere and a DJ spinning original vinyl, alongside some delicious food and drink offerings.
Details: 8.30am4pm. Free entry. Visit www.vintageandantiques.co.uk for further information
✽ 12–19 AUGUST
KNITTING & CROCHET IN THE FAROE ISLANDS
Join knit and crochet designer Carol Meldrum for seven nights in the stunning Faroe Islands. Trip includes workshops and visits to wool producers and famed Faroese knitting designers, Guðrun & Guðrun. From £1,899 per person.
✽ 26 – 29 AUGUST
CHILTERNS CRAFT AND DESIGN SHOW
Stonor Park, Henleyon Thames
Browse handmade jewellery, homewares, clothing and more – all lovingly created by over 200 UK craftspeople. There will also be a wide selection of artisan food and drink, as well as live music.
Details: 10am–5pm. Tickets £8 (£7 seniors) in advance at
✽ 18 JUNE – 10 SEPTEMBER
Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Halifax
Enjoy embroidered treasures from the Embroiderers’ Guild and Calderdale Museum collections at ‘Exquisite Threads’, a threemonth showcase at Bankfield Museum. The event includes free workshops on topics such as felt birds and embroidered
✽ ENDS 30 SEPTEMBER
STITCHES IN TIME
This new exhibition looks at the knitting campaigns of World War I, exploring the knitting being done for the troops and hospitals during the war.
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