✽ 3–5 MAY WEALD OF KENT CRAFT & DESIGN SHOW
Browse handmade crafts from leading British artisans while listening to live music and sampling fine food at this show at Penshurst Place near Tunbridge Wells.
✽ 3–10 MAY BATH IN FASHION
Book now for events in this week-long celebration of style. This year’s festival celebrates the extraordinary creative energy in the British fashion industry.
✽ UNTIL 17 MAY
An exhibition at the Fashion & Textile Museum in London tracing the history of 20th century art in textiles. Artist Textiles shows how ordinary people were once able to engage with modern art in a personal and intimate way through their clothing and home furnishings.
✽ 18 MAY
JUDY’S AFFORDABLE VINTAGE FAIR
Hopping up to Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms, Judy’s Vintage Fair brings oldworld glamour and vintage to Scotland and other locations across the country.
✽ 31 MAY
ORIGINAL VINTAGE & CRAFT FAIR
Discover vintage, retro and handmade treasures and pop into the vintage tea room at the Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury. 10am–4pm, £1 admission.
✽ 5 APRIL–27 JULY
THE GLAMOUR OF ITALIAN FASHION
Explore Italy’s rich contribution to modern fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present. It will examine the craftsmanship, luxurious materials and expertise for which Italy has become renowned across couture, fine tailoring, innovative ready-to-wear and accessories.
✽ OPEN FROM 29 MARCH
GAWTHORPE TEXTILE COLLECTION
Gawthorpe Hall reopens for 2014 with new displays, a programme of textile workshops for all abilities and a special exhibition of contemporary knit and crochet designs inspired by the museum's collection.
✽ 22 MARCH-2NOVEMBER
THE COLOURFUL WORLD OF KAFFE FASSETT
A vibrant exhibition of quilts, knitwear, tapestry and other textiles by the legendary artist opens at The American Museum in Britain, Bath.
✽ UNTIL JANUARY 2015
A LIFE IN FASHION – BELLVILLE SASSOON LORCAN MULLANY
Outfits worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, will be the centrepiece of a new exhibition in Bath celebrating over 50 years of unique British fashion house Bellville Sassoon.
✽ WEDNESDAY 14 MAY
JAR COVER WORKSHOP
Beautiful Things by Claire Mackaness offers a range of workshops to suit all abilities. This jar cover class is suitable for those with some crochet knowledge.
✽ VARIOUS DATES
CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS
The National Wool Museum of Wales in Dre-Fach Felindre is holding a series of workshops perfect for anyone who is new to crochet or needs a refresher session. £4 per session. Booking essential, contact Kasturi Tusler on 01239 842018.
✽ VARIOUS DATES
Knitshop.co.uk, the South East London yarn store, has launched a new programme of workshops. Choose from themes such as Tunisian crochet, Crochet a Mandala or Crochet a Lace Shawl.
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