The Stitch Catwalk is a brand-new feature area showcasing free catwalks, featuring the flair of our visitors, the expertise of our tutors, and the innovation of our exhibitors.
Prepare to be dazzled as even celebrities grace our runway, adding star power to the stage. From fashion-forward designs to trend-setting styles, experience the The Stitch Catwalk, where every strut tells a story!
View The Stitch Catwalk timetable below.
11am-11.30am: Instagram Makers Show
Watch fellow visitors strut their stuff as they model garments made from patterns and fabrics provided by some of our fabulous exhibitors. They love to share on Instagram; now, they share their creations on our catwalk.
12pm-1pm: Sewing a Sustainable Capsule Wardrobe
with Lauren Tedstone & Nerrisa Pratt
Join Lauren Tedstone (quarter-finalist of GBSB 2023) and Nerrisa Pratt, makers, friends, and sustainable fashion enthusiasts, as they discuss all things capsule wardrobe. From audits to sourcing the perfect supplies for sewing or making an ‘it garment,’ they’ll chat through their own plans as well as answer questions and share processes on creating your very own dream wardrobe. Nerrisa has a fast-growing audience on both TikTok and Instagram who love to follow her sustainable and stylish life, while Lauren’s unique brand of sewing sees her creating her dream wardrobe packed full of technically sewn garments, including hand-knit pieces inspired by ready-to-wear styles.
1.30pm-2pm: Crowning Glory: Digital Embroidery &the King’s Coronation
with Pete Tarrant @Hatch Embroidery by Wilcom
Join master embroiderer Pete Tarrant, for a revealing presentation on the creation of the Anointing Screen for the Coronation of King Charles III, showcasing the fusion of tradition and innovation in digital embroidery. Gain insights into the meticulous craftsmanship required for this historic project and explore the transformative potential of Hatch Embroidery software and its applicability for users of all levels. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with a renowned industry expert and uncover the secrets behind the Screen!
3.30pm-4pm: The Tutors Turn – Catwalk Show
Some of our creative and talented tutors take to the stage to showcase what they’ve been creating while teaching! We have a stylish mix of dressmaking, crochet, and knitting to inspire you to create your own.
5pm-5.30pm: Upcyling Ideas and Inspiration
Join Laura who tallks to Wendy Gardiner about the Macron project and upcycling – with plenty of tips and inspirartion for you to take away and look afresh at your wardrobe and charity shop projects.
6pm-7pm: Turn Your Hobby into a Career
with Nicole Akong
Nicole is a self-taught designer and maker who turned her hobby into a successful career, not once, but twice. First by channeling her love of jewellery-making into an acclaimed fashion jewellery line sold by renowned retailers including ASOS, the V&A and Harvey Nichols. Then by turning her love of clothes-making into new ventures, which included ready-to-wear, fabric sales, sewing pattern development, alterations & repairs and Instagram content creation. Nicole will be sharing all the wisdom and lessons she learnt along her journey from crafter to creative influencer and entrepreneur.