Festival of Crafts
Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October 2018, Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR
Festival of Crafts is an annual two day craft event held at Farnham Maltings. Now in its 22nd year, the festival is well established in the craft calendar and features a curated selection of makers from across the UK. The work shown is across all media, including but not limited to, homewares, jewellery, ceramics, stationery, accessories, furniture, lighting, textiles and print.
I shall be taking new designs to the show and look forward to seeing old and making new friends!
Tickets cost £3 for each day and can be purchased online or at the door. Find out more and buy tickets.
Handmade UK – Exhibition – at “Weave Festival – Denmark 2018”
9 to 10 June 2018 – West Zealand, DK
I shall be travelling to Denmark again this summer to take part in an exhibition of work – Handmade UK – by three British weavers, as part of the Weaving Festival – Denmark 2018 in West Zealand.
Scottish tapestry weaver, Joan Baxter, will be exhibiting some of her work, Devon Weavers Workshop member, Colleen Pope, will be showing a selection of her handwoven rugs, and I will be taking some of my exhibition pieces and my new collection of lambswool throws and cushions (currently being developed).
The exhibition will be just one of the many things to see at this year’s festival which takes place at a number of locations in and around Jyderup, including the beautiful Kattrup Gods (see my article Time spent with the The Weavers of West Zealand).
Find out more about Weave festival – Denmark 2018
Earlier in 2017
LGWSD Exhibition 2017: The Thames and Southwark: Threads of London life –
Thursday 23 to Thursday 30 November – Southwark Cathedral
This is my guild’s annual exhibition at which I shall be showing one of my handwoven pieces – Dubbelbinding – and selling some of my work.I will also be demonstrating weaving on a floor loom on Saturday 25 November.
The exhibition will present new work by members of the Guild in all of the Guild crafts on the theme of The Thames and Southwark: Threads of London Life. There will be an assortment of work representing the different skills represented by the guild – spinning, weaving and dyeing.
There will also be demonstrations of spinning, tapestry weaving and weaving.
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 5.30pm daily.
Handmade at Kew
The International Contemporary Craft Event
12 – 15 October 2017, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
I shall be taking part in this year’s Handmade at Kew as an invited guest of Dan Goode, one of the curators for Handmade in Britain.
This four-day international contemporary craft event offers the opportunity to meet and buy directly from over 200 extraordinary designer-makers working across all disciplines including: ceramics, jewellery, fashion and textiles, glass, paper, furniture, metalwork, sculpture and interior accessories.
It’s a really special chance to invest in beautiful, unique products at a show where you can buy, browse and commission directly from the maker.
The event is housed in an elegant pavilion next to Kew Palace and tickets to the event include entry to both the event and Kew Gardens, allowing you to enjoy the Gardens and crafts to the full. It’s a truly a unique shopping experience and great day out for all the family!
Exhibition: One Warp, Infinite Designs – an exploration of block design and multishaft weaving
The Handweavers Studio
2 to 26 September 2017, The Handweavers Studio, London N7
A chance to find out more about my One Warp, Infinite Designs project and see some of the many different patterns that I have woven using this method. There will be a selection of earlier designs and a chance to preview some of my Autumn 2017 collection. Work will feature my lambswool throws but will also follow the story of how this particular project evolved from a personal exploration of dukagang weave structure found in antique Scandinavian household textiles, to a small independent textile design and handweaving business specialising in ‘handwoven in Britain’ lambswool goods.
140 Seven Sisters Road,
Telephone : 020 7272 1891
Festival of Weaving in Åmosen Nature Reserve
3- 5 June 2017, Kattrup Estate, Jyderup, West Zealand, Denmark
I shall be teaching on the subject of “One warp, infinite designs” at this year’s Festival of Weaving organised by Weavers in West Zealand and The Weavers’ House, working in collaboration with West Zealand Museum, Holbæk Museums Association, Kalundborg Museums Association, Odsherreds Art Museum & the Friends of Malergården (The Painters’ Farm), Åmosen Nature Reserve and the Support Fund for Åmosen Nature Reserve.
The aim of the Festival of Weaving is to pass on knowledge and experiences, helping to preserve and protect crafts, cultural heritage, nature and cultural life in West Zealand – returning to a forgotten time, seeking to make ancient knowledge relevant and vivid for people today.
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Previous shows and exhibitions include:
Godalming Spring Festival (2017)
The Christmas Contemporary Craft Fair 2016 RHS Wisley Gardens, Nr Woking, Surrey,
Craft and Design Fair (2016), Henley Meadows, Henley on Thames,
Festival of Crafts (20152016) at Farnham Maltings
Farnham Christmas Fair (2016) at Farnham Maltings
Godalming Christmas Fair (2016)
Contemporary Textile Fair at Landmark Arts Centre (2015 and 2016), Teddington
Festival of Crafts (2015) at Farnham Maltings
Sparkle at Landmark Arts Centre (2015), Teddington
Kaos Artsists at Denie Wine Estate (2015), Dorking