Date(s) - 10/08/2018 - 24/08/2018
Swansea Festival of Stitch returns for 2018!
The Festival will be another exciting extravaganza of Exhibitions, free Skills Taster Sessions, a weekend Makers and Traders Market and Masterclasses from renowned artists.
From the 10 – 24 August, all that is best in textile art will be showcased in Swansea…
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 August
Morning 10am-12pm | Afternoon 2pm-4pm
Sessions will be held in Swansea City Centre and are entirely free of charge.
Swansea Museum will host the Festival’s daytime Masterclasses.
This year the Festival presents an outstanding programme of classes led by some of the UK’s most esteemed artists and tutors.
Techniques covered will range from traditional shibori to an exploration of surface design using the natural environment.
Workshops cost £30 per day or £60 for a two day workshop. For more information visit swanseafestivalofstitch.co.uk/masterclasses
The 2018 Makers and Traders Market will take place on 18 and 19 August in the National Waterfront Museum and will once again be filled with wonderful Welsh textile goods, with the exciting addition of Traders to the event. This means there will also be suppliers of threads, wools and fabrics at the market.
Enjoy an excellent mixture of the best of Welsh Artisans and a wide range of interesting traders. For more information visit swanseafestivalofstitch.co.uk
Throughout the Festival you can enjoy exhibitions from both textile and quilting groups, from in and around Swansea.
Exhibitions will run from 10 – 24 August:
- Cwilt Cymru | Main Gallery, Swansea Museum
- ContexArt | White Gallery, Swansea Museum
- Swansea Quilters | Colonnade, National Waterfront Museum of Wales
- Baywood Quilters | Colonnade, National Waterfront Museum of Wales
- Wednesday Stitchers | Civic Centre
- Stitches Coven | White Room, Grand Theatre
- Itchyfingers Textiles |1st and 2nd floor, Grand Theatre
- Cutting Edge Textiles | Tapestri
- Gower College Street Art | Tapestri Courtyard
- Naturally Sew | Foyer, The Dragon Hotel
- Natasha Morgan | Foyer, The Dragon Hotel
- Swansea Embroidery and Textile Group | The Little Stone Gallery and The Beach Hut Cafe
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 August | Main Hall, LC Swansea
The Quilt Expo exhibition will feature a mix of traditional and contemporary quilts.
In addition, there will be a display of antique quilts and quilts by Mother of Africa.
Lace Makers will also have a display of lacework and will be providing the opportunity to have a go at lace making.
If you are interested in exhibiting at this year’s Quilt Expo, please contact-
firstname.lastname@example.org | 07811 159800
10am – 4pm
Swansea Festival of Stitch will be holding 6 free textile workshops at Hobbycraft in Fforestfach:
14 April – Crazy Quilting with Robi
28 April – Modern Miniature Quilting with Shirley
12 May – Drawing People with your sewing machine with Lesley
26 May – Free Motion Machine Quilting with Dian
9 June – Gelli-plate printing on paper and fabric with Sandra
23 June – Wet Felting with Fiona
Workshops are free and the tutor will supply all materials needed, no need to bring anything.
Places are limited (6 per session) so booking is essential – contact email@example.com to reserve your place.
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