Diaries at the ready as we look forward to some of the top craft events in Feb and March 2016...
âœ½ SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY
ECLECTIC GIPSYLAND CROCHET
Head to Loop, London to learn fun techniques including lace motifs, joining as you go, surface crochet, 2D flowers and puff stitches from CÃ©cile Balladino. Also runs Sunday 14 February.
âœ½ 19â€“21 FEBRUARY
Choose from workshops, yarn stalls and expert talks, plus Amanda Perkinsâ€™ blanket exhibition, at this friendly festival held at Farnham Maltings, Surrey. Day tickets Â£7 in advance, Â£9 on the door.
âœ½ UNTIL 28 FEBRUARY 2016
LIBERTY IN FASHION
Head to the Fashion and Textile Museum, London, for this exhibition exploring Libertyâ€™s impact on the fashion world, celebrating the 140th anniversary of the company. More than 150 garments, textiles and objects demonstrate Libertyâ€™s relationships with designers since 1875, from Arthur Silver to collaborations with Jean Muir, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood.
âœ½ SATURDAY 5 MARCH
Join Joanne Scrace to learn bobbles, popcorns, clusters, spikes, shells and more at The Sheep Shop, Cambridge.
âœ½ 3â€“6 MARCH
SPRING KNITTING & STITCHING SHOW
With hundreds of workshops, demos and stalls to choose from, you wonâ€™t want to miss this massive show held at the London Olympia. Look out for TOFTâ€™s Kerry Lord and her yarny wonderland where you can try out different natural fibres. Tickets Â£13 in advance.
âœ½ 11 MARCH-17 APRIL
MARIAN CLAYDEN AT THE FASHION & TEXTILES MUSEUM
Enjoy a retrospective of luxurious art textiles by designer Marian Clayden at the Fashion & Textiles Museum. The exhibition celebrates the influence of a British-born artist who transformed psychedelic tie-dyed fabrics into a milliondollar business in the US. Curated by Mary Schoeser.
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