Five things to see in October

London Evening Standard (West End Final B) - ES Homes and Property - - Events - ByBar­bara Chan­dler

1 The Knit­ting & Stitch­ing Show October 11-15, Alexan­dra Palace, N22. Shut­tle buses from Wood Green and Alexan­dra Palace sta­tions. Tick­ets: £14.50 in ad­vance; con­ces­sions £13; on the door £17 adult, £15.50 con­ces­sions, £8 child ages five to 18 (theknit­tin­gand stitch­ing­show.com/Lon­don). Reader of­fer: show this pa­per to get two tick­ets for the price of one. IN­STA­GRAM abounds with per­fect craft cre­ations but here you can hone your own skills at 220 prac­ti­cal work­shops given by top tex­tile tu­tors. Stock up with craft sup­plies at 350 spe­cial­ist re­tail­ers, and there’s the chance to ad­mire the gallery shows by lead­ing artists — and post some pic­tures.

Cu­rated by Hand & Lock, The Em­bel­lished Hand­bag spot­lights 250 years of fash­ion and em­broi­dery, in­clud­ing this de­sign by Lulu Guin­ness (han­dem­broi­dery. com). A show of Red Work by tex­tile artist Rachael Howard is in­spired by 19th-cen­tury red­work “story” quilts — “the In­sta­gram of their day” (rachael­howard.com). 2 The Au­tumn Dec­o­ra­tive An­tiques & Tex­tiles Fair Un­til Sun­day at Bat­tersea Evo­lu­tion, Bat­tersea Park, SW11. Free shut­tle from Sloane Square. Tick­ets: £10 on the door (dec­o­ra­tive­fair.com). Reader of­fer: show this pa­per for one free en­try. DEC­O­RA­TORS adore this show for special an­tiques from 160 ex­hibitors that add am­bi­ence and ex­clu­siv­ity to a room. This sea­son’s set-piece in the foyer shows “The Ad­mi­ral’s Eyrie”, a study with mod­els, maps and charts, Sec­ond World War Zeiss naval binoc­u­lars and a large lamp from the Mum­bles light­house in Swansea.

We love this Thir­ties Con­ti­nen­tal green glass and ce­ram­icware, above, from var­i­ous ex­hibitors and, from McWhirter An­tiques, a mounted frag­ment of a 17th-cen­tury green glazed salavaged tile, left. 3 PAD Lon­don Un­til Sun­day, Berke­ley Square, W1. Tick­ets: £25; stu­dents, £15; un­der-15s go free (0033 (0)1 53 30 85 20; pad-fairs.com). THE Pav­il­ion of Art and De­sign venue is a posh tent that’s full of con­tem­po­rary art, fur­ni­ture, light­ing, glass, ce­ram­ics, paint­ings, sculp­ture and more from 68 pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tional gal­leries, spread around the trunks of the square’s fine plane trees.

Go and gog­gle — once sold, these pieces will dis­ap­pear from pub­lic view. Pa­trick Per­rin founded PAD Paris in 1997 and PAD Lon­don in 2007, and will show in Geneva next year. Parisian gal­leries are here in force, and from Mi­lan come grand dealer dames Rosanna Or­landi and Nina Yasha of Nil­u­far. On home ground are Lon­don’s FUMI, Kreo, Rose Uni­acke and Car­pen­ters Work­shop, with Sarah My­er­scough flaunt­ing bold ex­per­i­ments in wood.

The Fonteyn chair, be­low, by Bri­tish de­sign duo Brooks­bank & Collins in mar­ble and burr wal­nut, is at Gallery FUMI, 2 Hay Hill, May­fair W1.

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