Events Diary

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Interface Arts Workshop: Introduction to crochet

  • 20 Saturday 20th July 2019 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH Tickets £5 per person, payable on booking

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Join us for this fun, creative workshop with artist / maker Victoria McLeod.

Absolute beginners will be introduced to the basic techniques used in crochet, and create a traditional Granny Square during the workshop. The more experienced will crochet around a cord to begin to create a vessel.

£5 per person (payable upon booking). Charge includes all materials and admission to the museum.

Suitable for adults aged 16+

Places are limited. Booking is essential.

To book a place, please contact 0191 334 5691 or email


About the artist

Victoria developed a fascination with threads and textures by learning to knit and crochet as a child. The passion extended into embroidery and surface stitching on fabric and rapidly became an obsession.

She has been a member of the Embroiderers’ Guild since 1995 when she was a founding member and first chairman of the Durham City branch, and has just completed five years as North East Regional Chairman.

Victoria has recently gone ‘back to basics’ as she was a winner in the BRILLIANT competition for local artists to submit proposals for Durham Lumiere Festival in November 2015. Her ‘Big Knitting’ was seen by hundreds of thousands of visitors during the four days it was on show.

Victoria is a member of Interface Arts, a network for artists and craftspeople in
County Durham and surrounding areas. Interface Arts is open to everyone for whom creativity forms a significant part of their lives, and aim to promote creativity in all media.

Find out more about Interface Arts

See examples of Victoria’s work


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