This promises to be the show for inspiration and education for anyone with an interest in handmade craft. There are free make and take workshops, demonstrators, mini workshops, artists in action and a programme of talks as well as a lot more.
The programme of talks is as follows:
with Kim Thittichai
Kim will be talking about her new book. Come and hear about how to
layer for strength, how to recycle layers and discover layers of texture
12.00 CREATIVE STITCHED TEXTILES
with Wendy Dolan
Exploring the exciting world of stitched textiles, combining hand and
machine embroidery with layered and painted fabrics, ranging from
small pictures and wedding embellishments, to large commissioned
13.00 DYEING NEED NOT BE COMPLICATED OR MESSY!
with Helen Deighan
Find out the easy way to create your own colours and patterns through
dyeing. Cotton and wool use different techniques, but both are simple
14.00 WORKING WITH UNCONVENTIONAL MATERIALS
with Isobel Hall
In this presentation on experimental mixed media techniques, Isobel
takes a look at working in new ways with bubble wrap, garden weed
suppressant and baby wipes. She will also explore different ways for
working with scrim and making paste fabric from light molding paste.
15.00 WHAT IS LACE?with Sue Dane, Chairman of the Lace Guild
A short introduction to hand made lace in Britain, discussing theevolution of lace from a cottage industry to a modern textile art.
With all these talks and more I just know there won't be enough time - I should have bought a 2 day ticket!