thread... a festival of textiles

festivals and events

a festival of textiles

pale pink and dark pink striped background with a table with people sat sewing and quilting a collaborative project, one on a sewing machine others with scissors sewing needles in hand

Thread is our festival for sewists and fabric lovers. Join us and other textile enthusiasts for a sociable & inspiring day out. Learn from the experts, try new techniques & enjoy a varied programme of workshops for all. Browse the curated marketplace for artisan fabrics and haberdashery to purchase for your own textile projects or buy unique handcrafted work from artists and makers. Exhibitors include textile producers, yarn purveyors, textile artists and makers.

Our next thread festival will take place on Saturday 10 June 2023 advance tickets are on sale now.

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram to keep up to date with news on the festival as it is announced.

If you are interested in exhibiting at thread please email

download the exhibitor listing

Sign off

Caroline Pearce wearing a black and white checked top with pink lines.

If you have any questions regarding thread, contact Caroline.

Caroline Pearce

Craft Coordinator