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thread: exhibitions – Jacky Puzey

thread: exhibitions – Jacky Puzey

We are over the moon to present an exhibition by Jacky Puzey at thread 2016.  After becoming familiar with Jacky’s work through the Crafts Council Hothouse Maker Scheme, we’ve loved her intricate and thought provoking digital embroidery.  Jacky’s exhibition is open all day […]

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festival of craft 2016 – q&a with Andrew Byham

festival of craft 2016 – q&a with Andrew Byham

You may have seen images of his wood work featuring on the festival of crafts fliers; here in the craft team we’re really looking forward to seeing maker Andrew Byham at next weeks’ event . Working primarily with wood, creating beautifully designed spoons and all the while staying eco-friendly, […]

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thread: a visitor’s guide

thread: a visitor’s guide

Ahead of thread… a festival of textiles on Saturday 24 September, we asked a visitor from previous years to share her views and experiences for those new to the festival. Serena Dolby is a keen crafter in her spare time and regularly attends craft […]

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thread festival: Sewing for Good Causes

thread festival: Sewing for Good Causes

For the first time in the four years of the textile festival, thread 2016 will launch Sewing for Good Causes; a dedicated exhibition space to demonstrating and encouraging the social and ethical benefits of sewing and textiles. Dedicated professionals and textile […]

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thread festival: q&a with Jo Westfoot

thread festival: q&a with Jo Westfoot

 thread.. a festival of textiles is drawing closer and is now just seven weeks away! The day long celebration of textiles includes a programme of expert talks, exhibitions and a marketplace selling fabrics, haberdashery as well as hand crafted textile work. It also features […]

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festival of crafts 2016 artwork revealed

festival of crafts 2016 artwork revealed

One of the most enjoyable parts of the Crafts Coordinator job, is the commissioning of artworks for the festival programme. It’s an exciting process to be a part of as the selected artist takes the brief and creates a unique artwork for the individual events. […]

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Riverside Café Gallery – Jonathan Thompson

Riverside Café Gallery – Jonathan Thompson

 Jonathan Thompson is a Painter-Printmaker who produces limited edition etchings. His recent project focusses on The Solent Way, a 60 mile footpath between Emsworth and Milford on Sea in Hampshire. The resulting work can be seen in his latest exhibition The Solent […]

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