Places to visit

In normal times, EYES has a full programme of visits to exhibitions and shows. We have suspended these activities due to covid, as there are so many complications in organising travel for groups, even over a short distance.

Until it is safe to get back to normal, our team will keep an eye open for events you might like to go to under your own steam:

The Knitting and Stitching Show, 18th – 21st November 2021 at the Harrogate Convention Centre – www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/harrogate.   Acklams Coaches are running a trip to the show on Saturday, 20th November, £26 including entrance: www.acklamscoaches.co.uk

The Bowes Museum, until 9th January 2022, Barnard castle – North Country Quilts: In Celebration of New Acquisitions: www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk.

Bankfield Museum, The Fashion Gallery, until 24th December 2023, Halifax. Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to the modern day: https://museums.calderdale.gov.uk.

Preston Park Museum and Grounds, Stockton on Tees, TS18 3RJ
Exhibition – Behind the Seams 12 October 2021 – 19 February 2022
Featuring 30 costumes from some of the most well-known Hollywood and TV blockbusters including The Crown, Fantastic Beasts, It’s a Sin and James Bond. Book online at https://prestonparkmuseum.co.uk/events/behind-the-seams/.

The Creative Craft Show and Simply Christmas – 4-7 November 2021, NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT Buy tickets at www.creativecraftshow.co.uk or phone ticket hotline 01425 277988.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, WF4 4LG
As the autumn nights draw in, YSP continues to bring a packed programme of new exhibitions,
workshops and products for all to enjoy. See https://ysp.org.uk/visit for details into 2022. All visitors need to book and pay for a ticket in advance.

We are always keen to hear of other textile-related events and exhibitions, so please keep your ears to the ground and let us know of anything you think might be of interest to EYES members.

Deborah and Jayne