Exhibitions, Shows and Events

Check the Craft Venues to see if there are other events, courses or workshops taking place as well

Apr 03, 2020

East Horsley, Surrey

Apr 24, 2020

and 26th April, Builth, Wales

Apr 24, 2020

and 26th April, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta CANCELLED

Cancelled - More Info

May 22, 2020

Totton

Jun 18, 2020

to 21 Jun, Worcester

Jun 25, 2020

and 27th June, Cumbria

2020 show cancelled, they are planning for 2021

Jul 24, 2020

and 26 July, Bedford

Cancelled, 2021 date set

Jul 18, 2020

Chichester, West Sussex

Weald and Downland Living Museum

10.00am - 4.30pm

Four legs, furry legs, trotters and hooves… come and see cattle, sheep, pigs and goats in this delightful agricultural show for rare and traditional breeds! One of the biggest shows of its kind in the South East and hugely popular with visitors and exhibitors alike.

Enjoy a range of delicious produce from vendors and quench your thirst in the Events Field. Also enjoy craft and trade stands, plus demonstrations with a countryside theme.

Jul 27, 2020

until 30th July, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Aug 08, 2020

Little Woodham, Gosport

Little Woodham Living History Village Craft Day

HWSD Guild Demonstration Stand will be there

Aug 14, 2020

and 16th August, Nr Petersfield

Two day show. HWSD Guild Demonstration Stand will be there on the SUNDAY

The many wonders of the 'South Downs' brought together in one exciting family show!  Arena acts, Dog Show, Shopping Areas, Local Food, Horses, Sheep, Reenactment, Falcons, Ferrets, Gun Dogs, Face Painting, Beer,  music and so much more!

See website for more details;  http://www.southdownsshow.co.uk/

Sep 02, 2020

to 5th Sept, Mary Ward House, London

THE SELVEDGE WORLD FAIR - A CELEBRATION OF CLOTH, CULTURE & CREATIVITY

In September 2020, The Selvedge World Fair will launch its inaugural event, a festival celebrating textiles in Bloomsbury, London, held over 3 days. Within the historically significant Arts and Crafts building that is Mary Ward House, a curated group of the world’s master artisans will join together to share and sell their textiles and demonstrate how they are skilfully made. Expect indigo dyers from Japan, baskets makers from Swaziland, rug weavers from Uzbekistan and much more...  At the event, the master artisans will take part in a programme of presentations, offering the chance for guests to hear their stories and learn of the importance of their crafts in their home countries. 

More Info

Sep 04, 2020

to 20 Sept, Leigh, Manchester

The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers National Exhibition, showcasing the work of members from 110 Guilds across the UK.

Link to more information

Sep 04, 2020

and 6th Sept, Newbury Race Course

The perfect event for all lovers of knitting, crochet, feltmaking, weaving, spinning, dyeing, and all things woolly!

For more details: https://www.southernwoolshow.co.uk/

Sep 11, 2020

Romsey, Hampshire

Where town and country meet. One of the oldest shows of its kind

HWSD Guild Demonstration Stand will be there

Sep 18, 2020

Brockenhurst, Hampshire

19 September 2020, 10 am – 4.30 pm

Brockenhurst Hall, Highwood Rd, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7RY

Our 2020 theme: Crossing Borders – with special guest speakers Diane Gaffney and Magie Relph

This is a brand new venue for us and we’re really looking forward to bringing World Textile Day to the New Forest!

Brockenhurst Hall is already a popular destination for textile enthusiasts – witness the ever-popular Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta.

The highlight of World Textile Day South will be a presentation by Diane Gaffney and Magie Relph. They’ve both been tramping around Asia and Africa respectively for over 30 years researching and collecting textiles. For this new talk, Diane and Magie will take you on a journey from Java to West Africa tracing the connections between traditional batik and African wax print. Enlightening and fun. Plus, you might even spot a Javanese or African batik that you just can’t live without!

Sep 25, 2020

and 27th, Skipton

A festival of creativity

Stunning exhibitions, skill demonstrations and a full programme of textile workshops create a visual feast and make Yarndale a real must-visit for yarn lovers.

Sep 25, 2020

To 4th October, Shetland

Shetland Wool Week is a world renowned celebration of Britain's most northerly native sheep, the Shetland textile industry and the rural farming community on these islands.

Website

Apr 23, 2021

and 25th April, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta, 2021

More than 500 square metres of needlework and textiles related stalls, exhibitions and demonstrations to enjoy!

A unique mix of traders and diverse line-up of exhibitors and demonstrators from the local area to showcase their work and share information.  

Apr 23, 2021

and 25th April, Builth, Wales

Enjoy a fantastic range of Welsh and British artisan products and an opportunity to meet the wonderful people who made them. A great family day out with hands-on wool school workshops and events showcasing the best in Welsh and British wool and natural fibres.

May 21, 2021

Totton

Jun 23, 2021

and 25th June, Cumbria

Woolfest;  a showcase and a celebration of the best of wool and wool crafts. The event is all about creativity and design with beautiful quality, amazing colours and skilled craftsmanship.

Jul 30, 2021

and August, Bedford

Celebrating all things natural fibre and handmade, with a focus on the Best of British: supporting the finest quality British wool, made from the fleeces of British sheep, reared by British farmers. This is the core of everything we do and everything we aim to achieve.

Redborne Upper School & Community College, Flitwick Road, Ampthill, Bedford, MK45 2NU

Website: Fibre-East

Jul 26, 2021

until 29th July 2021, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

The New Forest and Hampshire County Show is a annual three day agricultural event. Located in the heart of the New Forest National Park, the showground is a green field site offering 30 acres of ground for visitors to explore at the Show.

Jul 14, 2021

to 21 July, Essex

AGWSD Summer School 2021

Dates for the AGWSD Summer School 2021, more information will follow next year.

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For more events across the UK, look in the latest edition of 'The Journal' or the Association website

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SHAWFORD PARISH HALL, PEARSON LANE, SHAWFORD, WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE SO21 2AA

Hampshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers