Diaries at the ready as we look forward to some of the top craft events in Feb and March 2016...
✽ 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 Cécile Balladino. Also runs Sunday 14 February.
✽ 19–21 FEBRUARY
Choose from workshops, yarn stalls and expert talks, plus Amanda Perkins’ blanket exhibition, at this friendly festival held at Farnham Maltings, Surrey. Day tickets £7 in advance, £9 on the door.
✽ UNTIL 28 FEBRUARY 2016
LIBERTY IN FASHION
Head to the Fashion and Textile Museum, London, for this exhibition exploring Liberty’s impact on the fashion world, celebrating the 140th anniversary of the company. More than 150 garments, textiles and objects demonstrate Liberty’s relationships with designers since 1875, from Arthur Silver to collaborations with Jean Muir, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood.
✽ SATURDAY 5 MARCH
Join Joanne Scrace to learn bobbles, popcorns, clusters, spikes, shells and more at The Sheep Shop, Cambridge.
✽ 3–6 MARCH
SPRING KNITTING & STITCHING SHOW
With hundreds of workshops, demos and stalls to choose from, you won’t want to miss this massive show held at the London Olympia. Look out for TOFT’s Kerry Lord and her yarny wonderland where you can try out different natural fibres. Tickets £13 in advance.
✽ 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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