Dates for your diary: September

Date: 1st September 2014 | Category: Diary, News

5-7 September
Weald of Kent Craft Show, Penshurst Place, Tonbridge - Open 9.30am - 5pm

5 September - 13 December
This autumn brings a rare opportunity to see the oldest dated patchwork coverlet in Britain, on show in York from 5 September until 13 December.

6 September
Quilt Historian Bridget Long will give gallery talks on 6 September at 11.30 and 2pm. No booking is necessary for these free talks.

11-13 September and 25-28 September
The stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show - formerly Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts - is back this autumn, visiting EventCity in Manchester on 11-13 September and Wespoint Centre, Exeter on 25-28 September.
Promising ideas and inspiration for everything from jewellery making to papercraft, knitting and stitching, it's a must-visit for all avid creative and craft lovers.
To find out more about the features and events at each show or to book tickets go to or call the ticket hotline on 01425277988.

20 September
The Great London Yarn Crawl

Back for its second year, this is a one-day event that gives yarn-lovers the chance to tour the best wool London has to o er. With 12 shops involved and nine routes to choose from, you’re sure to snap up that must-hook skein. Tickets cost £15 with all proceeds to Refuge.

19-21 September
The Handmade Fair is taking place at Hampton Court on 19-21 September. This year, TV's Kirstie Allsop is joined on stage by experts Kaffe Fassett, Cath Kidston and the V&A's Edwina Ehrman. Six 'Craft Banquets' will offer a range of workshops, and there will be the chance to create en masse with fellow enthusiasts at a series of 'Grand Makes'.
"II want it to be a place where everyone can come to learn and be inspired and meet kindred spirits," says Kirstie.

Tickets £29 (£26 conc) include a workshop, a theatre session and a Grand Make, and are available from

This month:

Summer is wedding season, but you don’t need an invite to enjoy the most romantic, iconic gowns from the last 200 years at the V&A. This new exhibition highlights exceptional craftsmanship through designs from Charles James, Vivienne Westwood, Vera Wang and lots more.
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 runs until 15 March 2015

Until 29 November
The story of Brethyn Llwyd

An exhibition exploring the effects of war on the wool industry in Wales. In October 1914 a tender was opened to the wool mills of Wales for a supply of traditional Brethyn Llwyd uniforms. This exhibition follows the uniforms’ story. National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre. Free entry.

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