With so much happening over the next few months, it's important to get your crochet calendar in order ahead of time. Inside Crochet has happily prepared for you a summary of summer craft you can get your hooks into.
Head to Cockermouth, Cumbria for one of the stand-out events on the yarny calendar. This annual festival combines stalls and livestock for a very sheepy reminder of our favourite fibre. Now in its 12th year, Woolfest will be packed with events and demonstrations, plus a huge variety of “woolly” livestock. Tickets £8.
1 JULY–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.
Celebrate the best of British with this fun festival that’s full of our favourite woolly shops and indie dyers, plus competitions, workshops and more. Held in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, tickets £8.
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.
WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE
CROCHET TECHNIQUES – RIPPLE
If you’ve mastered the basic crochet stitches but have your eye on a pretty ripple design and aren’t sure where to start, join the team at Beautiful Things, Brentwood, Essex.
Tickets £15, 12.30–2.30pm.
SUNDAY 12 JUNE
CROCHET SAMUEL THE KOALA
Head to the TOFT studio for this fun amigurumi workshop, which includes all the materials you need to make Kerry Lord’s adorable design. £37, 10am–12pm.
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thank you the zoomigurumi 5 book delivered Thursday I cannot wait to make leopold I will post him on facebook page when he's fnished
any workshops of exhibitions in south wales not able to travel far these days