Sewn up

It’s time to back, cross and chain, as London’s Victoria and Albert Museum goes stitch-mad for this month’s V&A Late.

The craft craze is down to the Quilts 1700-2010 exhibition that is running at the museum until 4 July. The late-night event will include a tea-party, sewing contest, interactive quilt installation and a giant loom.

If that all sounds a little twee, then Central St Martins College of Art & Design graphics tutor Kenn Munk will be on hand with Annabelle Hartmann, senior lecturer at London Metropolitan University, to give the evening a bit of bite.

Together with the public they will be creating paper patchwork monsters, to rival the likes of Godzilla and King Kong. Monster-makers will then have a chance to take on London landmarks in a Top Trumps-style face-off. It’s a good chance to let off steam after a hard day at the office. Let’s just hope there’s no tears before bedtime.

This month’s V&A Late Stitched Up is on the 30 April from 6pm.

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