As I have nothing to report at the moment I thought I would let you know of a few interesting exhibitions and events going on around the UK in the lead up to Christmas and which you might care to visit if they are in your area. Unlike the Colour Block exhibition I mentioned last time I promise you these are all still to come!
1st -30th November: Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Exhibition: Various venues throughout Scotland, depicting the experiences of migrant Scotts over the centuries. Embroidered panels, not woven. http://www.scottishdiasporatapestry.org
1st-2nd November: Made by Hand – The Contemporary Craft Fair: City Hall , Cardiff. The largest craft fair in Wales, with jewellery, pottery, furniture, textiles and glass. http://www.madebyhand-wales.co.uk
2nd November: Artists and Makers Fair: Wendover Memorial Hall, Buckinghamshire. http://www.sallyevansevents.co.uk/events.html
2nd November: Autumn Quilt Festival: Airspace Conservation Hall, Imperial War Museum, Duxford. Quilt and patchwork displays, suppliers and a variety of workshops and demonstrations. http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk
8th-9th November: Windsor Contemporary Art Fair: Royal Windsor Racecourse, Windsor, Berkshire. Showcasing artists, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and selected galleries. http://www.windsorcontemporaryartfair.co.uk
21st-24th November: Knitting and Stitching Show: Harrrogate International Centre, Harrogate. A wide range of knitted works, textiles and supplies. http://www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com
22nd November: Candle-Making Workshop: Black Country Museum, Dudley. Explore three main candle making techniques, using two types of wax. http://www.bclm.co.uk
22nd-23rd November: Designer Makers Christmas Market: The Witham, Barnard Castle, County Durham. Showcasing designers and craftspeople from around the region. Live demonstrations and free workshops. http://www.designermakersmarket.co.uk
7th December: Free-Machine Embroidery: The Makery, Beau Nash House, 19 Union Passage, Bath, Avon. A three-hour class demonstrating required to perfect free-machine embroidery on pieces of calico. http://www.themakery.co.uk.
All the above are listed in the Nov/Dec issue of Landscape Magazine (http://www.landscapemagazine.co.uk) but I would also draw your attention to one more during December:
From 4th December to Christmas: Art on the Quay: Christmas Shopping at Art on the Quay, Waldringfield Boatyard, The Quay, IP12 4QZ. Open Thursday – Sunday 11.00am-3.00pm. Maritime art by Claudia Myatt, plus books, prints, cards, calendars and nautical themed gifts. http://www.claudiamyatt.co.uk