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WhatsOn Arts and Crafts


09 September 2020 - 04 October 2020

ARTISTS from across the North East are drawing together for a unique exhibition at Tyneside’s newest art gallery.

WhatsOn Arts and Crafts

HISTORY WARDROBE PRESENTS… THE SECRET LIFE OF KNITTING @ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields

04 December 2020

Spies, codes cuddles and survival – Journey beyond the basic knit-one-purl-one to learn more about the amazing history of knitwear and crochet, from Egyptian socks and royal vests to playful ponchos and radical yarn bombing!


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