Beautiful Designs
Choose from 20 designs in our programme of live and pre-recorded classes
Online Classes!
Until we can get back to seeing you all in person, join us online for intimate, fun classes with our wonderful tutors.
A Celebration of Historic Needlework
Designs inspired by historic textiles from the time of Lady Anne Clifford, 1590-1676

The online festival at a glance








Special Events

Meet the tutors.

Expert needlework tutors from all over the world convene to teach live and pre-recorded workshops. 

Among the tutors are Phillipa Turnbull, Kate Barlow, Deborah Wilding,  Jacqui Carey, Zinaida Kazban, Hazel Blomkamp and Sarah Rakestraw.

Latest News

Moving Online!

Read our latest update about the status of the festival in light of the global pandemic.

Who is Lady Anne?

Our local hero and muse. Find out who this enigmatic lady was and why she has inspired our festival.

Meet Jo Butcher

Read our interview with festival tutor Jo Butcher and learn more about what inspires her to teach.

Meet our sponsors

Thank you for supporting this unique event