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  • Start: Saturday 30 September - 09:00
  • Estimated End: Saturday 30 September - 18:00
  • Auditorium: Whole Building

thread… a festival of textiles, talks, workshops and more…

Saturday 30 September 2017, 9am – 6pm

£5 advance, £7.50 on the door (under 15s Free)

Spend the day celebrating textiles through a programme of workshops for all and a series of talks, exhibitions and demonstrations from professionals. Browse the curated marketplace for artisan fabrics and haberdashery to purchase for your own textile projects or buy from artists and makers showcasing their own unique handcrafted work.

Learn from the experts, be inspired to try new techniques and join a community of textile enthusiasts for a sociable and inspiring day out. ‘Sewing for Good Causes’ will also return following it’s success in 2016, with thread once again demonstrating and exploring the social and ethical aspects of textiles.

A day ticket includes access to the talk programme, exhibitions and the marketplace.

A workshop ticket includes day entry to the festival.


thread 2017: Introduction to dyeing and marking with rust

thread 2017: Introducing Batik

thread 2017: Make a Make-Up Bag

thread 2017: An introduction to Hardanger

thread 2017: Basic tambour stitching

thread 2017: Shibori with Indigo dye

thread 2017: Drawing with Stitch

A full listing of marketplace exhibitors, the talk programme and additional information will be available shortly at