Celebration of Textiles

Fri 1 Feb - Sun 3 Feb

All events are drop-in, no need to book

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Come out of hibernation this Winter! Everyone is invited to a colourful weekend to launch a Season of Textiles at The National Centre for Craft & Design. Enjoy refreshments in our café and buy from the new textiles range in the shop.


Ctrl/Shift: New Directions in Textile Art
By The 62 Group of Textile Artists, produced in partnership with Midlands Art Centre Birmingham
2 Feb – 22 Apr 2019

Jilly Edwards: Glimpses and Memories
19 Jan – 17 Mar 2019

One Year In: Majeda Clarke and Lucy Grainge
19 Jan – 17 Mar 2019

Private Views
Fri 1 Feb, 6–8pm
Official openings for all three textile exhibitions. Drinks on arrival.

Artist Walk and Talk
Sat 2 Feb, 11am–12pm
Jilly Edwards introduces Glimpses and Memories.
Big Community Weave
Sat 2 Feb, 11am–2pm
Collaborate on a woven artwork. 

Curator and Artist Walk and Talk
Sat 2 Feb, 1.30–2.30pm
A detailed overview of Ctrl/Shift.

Live Demonstration
Sat 2 Feb, 10am–1pm
The fine art of embroidery with Nigel Cheney.

Meet the Curator
Sun 3 Feb, 11am–12pm
Liz Cooper discusses Ctrl/Shift.

Tension Weaving
Sun 3 Feb, 1–3pm
Giant weaving using your body for tension with Angie Parker.

Sit and Stitch
Sat 2 and Sun 3 Feb, 12–3pm
Simple techniques with the Sleaford Embroiderers.


Fri 25 Jan 2019, 10am–3pm

Mosaic Workshop

Free, 16yrs+, please book


Sat 26 Jan 2019, 10am–4pm

Silversmithing Saturdays with Andrew Poole

£35, 18yrs+,
please book, basic materials included, silver available to purchase on the day, this sessions is for experienced participants only

Private View

Fri 1 Feb 2019, 6–8pm

Private Views: Textile Exhibitions

Free, all welcome