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  • Start: Saturday 30 June - 09:00
  • Auditorium: Whole Building

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

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

*Please note advance tickets are available until noon, Fri 29 June.

Spend the day celebrating textiles. 

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.

Enjoy talks, exhibitions, participatory activities and demonstrations from professionals. Try new techniques and join a community of textile enthusiasts for a sociable and inspiring day out.

A day ticket includes access to the talk programme, exhibitions and the marketplace. Or why not try our workshops (all of which include entry to the festival):

Appliqué Pennant 

Batik Landscape  

Contemporary Needlepoint 

Drawing & Creative Inspiration for Textiles

Intro to Blackwork

Stitched Selfie 

The Maker's Atelier Pull-on Skirt 

Make Your Own Sustainable Shoes 

Bobbin Lace Making

Drawing with Stitch 




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thread 2018 illustration by Jessica Smith Illustration, commissioned by Farnham Maltings.