The Main Stage
The main stage of the festival will have regular headline acts – established crafters showcasing their talents through live stream videos with Q&A’s and make-alongs, blog posts and podcasts. There will be 14 headline acts throughout the month, here are some highlight acts to check out:
Fat Fashion with @whatlydiamade
Instagram Live on August 3rd
How to be a Craftivist with Kaelyn Guerin aka @iiirdwin
Instagram live and Q&A session on 19th August
How to Host your own Nitflix Party with Bobble Club House
Instagram takeover on 8th August
Samantha Brunson is the founder of Bobble Club House which hosts knitting and crafting knitflix events in New York City. The self-confessed “elderly millennial” will share her tried and tested tips for hosting your very own virtual stitchalong with friends.
Martha from the Great British Bake Learns to Knit
Instagram Takeover 13th August
Martha Collison, @marthacollison the youngest contestant of The Great British Bake Off, will take over LoveCrafts’ Instagram to share her journey of how she learned to knit in lockdown.
Pom Pom Making with Niki Dionne x Craft Yarn Council
Instagram Live on 11th August
Niki Dionne is one of the artists exhibiting at Intangible: A Fiber Fairy Tale, a collaboration between the Craft Yarn Council and The Sweet Tooth Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Niki Dionne aka @actualfootageofme will host a live pom pom making session on LoveCrafts’ Instagram on the 11th August, with a chance to also win a ticket to The Virtual Tour and 360 walkthrough of the exhibition.
Go behind the scenes with Niki Dionne AKA @actualfootageofme for Intangible at the Sweet Tooth Hotel Dallas, Texas
Crochet Make-Along with The Queen Stitch
Four part make-along in collaboration with @paintboxyarns on 3rd, 10th, 27th, 24th August.
Katie of @thequeenstitch will guide festival-goers on how to crochet the Datura Bloom top from her new and exclusive Paintbox pattern collection, in a four-part Instagram Live.
Download your Free Datura Bloom Pattern
Live workshops with Tea & Crafting
- Make a macramé wall hanging – learn the art of macramé knotting to create a stylish wall hanging on the 21st August.
- Make beeswax food wraps – learn how to make eco-friendly beeswax food wraps on the 24th August.
LoveCrafts’ Big 8 Birthday Celebrations
A day full of giveaways, freebies and discounts on the 14th August
On the 14th August, we’ll be celebrating our eighth birthday party! Join us as we say thank you to you with exclusive patterns and amazing giveaways!
Warning! This festival line-up may cause involuntary happy dances, squeals, and “OMGEE” moments.” Ilona, Social Festival Fun Producer
The Introducing Stage
Every Thursday throughout the festival LoveCrafts will introduce up-and-coming new makers, designers and community craft heroes, giving them a chance to shine in the spotlight.
The Mindfulness Zone
Each week festival goers will receive mindful tips and tricks by LoveCrafts’ very own Craft Editor and spokesperson for the mindful crafting movement, Merion Willis.
The festival will take place from the 1st to the 31st August, all events will be accessible via our social channels. To receive access to the full line up, including event dates and timings, plus five free festival patterns.
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