The Modern Calligraphy Co, run by world-renowned calligraphic artist Kirsten Burke and Managing Director Jill Hembling, has been running for 25 years, spreading their passion for Modern Calligraphy across the UK. Dedicated to making calligraphy accessible to everyone, they run workshops all over the country, including from their HQ on the south coast.
The Family History Federation is your “One Stop” for family history information. Visit their stand to pick up some giveaways plus a free copy of the My Family Tree Booklet. They publish and distribute a large variety of books.
The NNA has a specialist collection of sewing samples reflecting the teaching of sewing over many years, At the Creative Craft Show they will be exhibiting a selection of these lovely samples to show the fine and intricate work all done in half scale.
Eau Brink Studio is a modern space in Norfolk established in 2016 by Textiles Artist Anita O’Neill. Whether you are a total beginner or you’ve been working on textile projects for a while you will be made welcome at Eau Brink Studio.
Pat has been teaching patchwork and related textile crafts for over 30 years. She spent a lot of her working life at the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) Craft Advisor promoting crafts across the WI. Pat now teaches online for ‘Denman at Home’ and at the show she will be demonstrating patchwork and quilting techniques to inspire those just starting in the craft.
Observation, imagination and inspiration inform Amanda’s evocative response to land sea sky and trees; drawing is a key element in her work. She delivers calm, creative workshops derived from her working practice combining paint, paper, fabric and stitch.
Mark can be seen regularly on Sewing Street TV demonstrating his own patterns and those of many other brands too. He is also giving talks throughout the country, teaching workshops and bringing your great content with the brands Juki, Vlieseline and Native Lighting. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @sewmarkfrancis
A selection of crafting workshops, available to pre-book online. To make sure that you secure yourself a place on these popular sessions… More information coming soon!
A display of the winners and best of the rest from this year’s Madeira Embroidery Competition – Glimpses of the Islands. From the Seychelles to Santorini, the Caribbean to Capri or places closer to home, islands have to potential to transport us to our own personal paradise, whether it’s sublime beaches, luxuriant jungles, exotic wildlife or cultures – we asked entrants to show us their Glimpses of the Islands in a beautifully embroidered piece.
‘Uncharted’ was chosen as the title for the CQ 20th Anniversary exhibition because it sums up the ethos of Contemporary Quilt. Members are very inventive in their quilt making, using all manner of materials and techniques. The ‘Uncharted’ quilts had to be 150-200cm long and 30cm wide at the top. This allows the quilts to be exhibited as banners, with both sides visible. An astonishing 77 quilts were submitted, and at The Creative Craft Show we will have 35 of them touring the country at each of our various venues. Their subjects range from explorations of land, sea and space, to historical documents and charts, the natural world and even dragons. Several quilts also represent personal stories, including recent challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic.