It’s a battle of craft at The Handmade Fair, Hampton Court from 18 – 20 September. Come and watch our creative friends in the Super Theatre, battling it out in a craft-off for your vote. Want to know who’d win in a fight between sewing and cross stitching? Join us this September and find out.
Friday 18th September, 12pm
Deadly Knitshade, whodunnknit.com
… aka Lauren O’Farrell is an author, fabric artist and graffiti knitter. Will her mighty wool get more of your votes than Momtaz’s craft fiesta? Watch this pair work their magic on a polystyrene wreath.
Momtaz Begum-Hossain, momtazbh.co.uk
Momtaz designed craft projects for the BBC before becoming a magazine editor. She now writes books, hosts workshops and presents telly. She runs The Make Escape, a craft
event in London.
Saturday 19th September, 10am
Mr X Stitch, mrxstitch.com
Jamie ‘Mr X Stitch’ Chalmers is one of the world’s best-known male embroiderers and textile artists. He’ll be turning a plain tote bag into a wearable piece against Lisa – a craft-off you won’t want to miss.
Lisa Comfort, sewoverit.co.uk
Lisa set up Sew Over It, London’s first sewing café, in 2011. Since then she’s written books, opened another shop and has the UK’s widest range of sewing classes, plus a dressmaking pattern and kit range.
Just Buntin’ Babe
Sunday 20th September, 4pm
Ellie Jarvis, clovellysilk.com
Central Saint Martins grad Ellie has a passion for devoré. She’s a textile designer and college lecturer with heaps of enthusiasm. Watch her battle with Benjamin to drastically update plain cotton bunting.
Benjamin G Wilson, benjamingordonwilson.co.uk
Benjamin is a knitwear designer and blogger who specialises in edgy men’s knits and kitsch accessories. It’s glue guns at dawn as he vies for your vote, with all you need to banish dull décor.
Early Bird Tickets
Get your early bird ticket now for just £27. Don’t forget you get a Super Theatre session is included with your ticket – book yours today to confirm your place in the audience for the Mash Up of your choice! *Available until June 30 2015, booking and transaction fees apply.