There’s a few events coming up which may be of interest to those of you either living in or near our wonderful county;
Landscapes and Gardens Exhibition; Fountains Hall at Fountains Abbey, 1st July to 31st August. It’s the 300th anniversary of the Capability Brown, the landscape designer who shaped many of gardens and parks around Englands finest houses. The Embroiderers Guild have drawn on the landscapes for inspiration, having seen Skipton’s contribution, it should be an excellent exhibition. There are similar exhibitions at National Trust properties across the country.
Great Northern Quilt Show; 2-4th September at Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. I really like this show, there are lots of stunning quilts on show and enough trade stands to keep me happy without being overwelming like the Knitting and Stitching Show. Quite a few quilting shops come here rather than K&SS.
Yarndale; Skipton Auction Mart, 24-25th September. I went for the first time last year and loved it, and I’m not a great wool lover! Lots of hand-dyed wools, independent patterns, small wool manufacturers, I loved the colours! It is in a farmers auction mart, so although it’s under cover, if it’s cold then wrap up!
XL Exhibition; Skipton Embroiderers Guild; Friday 7th October – Saturday 8th October at Christ Church, Skipton. I’ve recently joined SEG and it’s celebrating it’s 40th birthday in October. There are lots of very talented ladies there so it should be an excellent exhibition.
Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate International Centre, 24th – 27th November. This is the big one round here, it’s huge! Four big halls just full of trade stands, fabrics, embroidery, knitting…anything and everything! One of my highlights is finding the Rowandean stand as for about £5 you can sit and do an embroidery, it’s like a little oasis in the hustle and bustle of the show!