The joys of twitter and facebook mean we can keep up to speed on what is going on, if you follow the right people of course! I follow Mr X Stitch (@MrXStitch) and he tweeted about the Big Stitch at the Ashmolean in Oxford, on December 1st. I read a bit about it, after all, Oxford is a relatively short train journey away…
As well as a special exhibition there are:
- Interesting sounding lectures
- Young Embroiders’ Workshops
- Creative Workshops For Adults
- The World’s Longest Embroidery
- Crowd Stitching
- Embroidery Demonstrations
- and more…
All of this is free!
50% of the tickets for tours and workshops are pre-bookable. I’m booked onto a workshop from 2 to 4pm on Raised Work Embroidery. I also tried to book onto the mornings workshop on making a Japanese Pocket Book, but all the pre-bookable tickets had gone. I’m planning to try to get there in time to get a ticket on the day. For some adults the tours may be of more interest. There are also lots of workshops for kids, as well as drop in sessions.
I am also hoping to help extend the world’s longest embroidery (currently 600m long!) and join in with the crowd stitching. They even have 1000 mini kits available to help you have a go!
To learn more about The Big Stitch see here.
It looks like fun and is incredible value. I will be travelling for approximately 1hr 30mins each way to get there and back, but it should be worth it. If you’re in the area, why not pop over/in?