Textiles artisan Lisa Howard. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

Textile artists from Bendigo and its surrounds will descend upon the North Bendigo Bowls Club for the Artisans Textile Festival next weekend.

The festival is in its eighth year, with this year’s theme being to “come and try”.

The event caters to newcomers and experienced crafters alike in a warm and relaxed space.

Crafts include spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, handmade buttons, mohair yarn and much more.

There will be garments for sale and plenty of original patterns and kits to inspire.

Home cooked food, tea, coffee and a relaxing space with lots of parking and a gold coin entry add to the events’ appeal.

The festival takes place on July 19-20 between 9am and 6pm and July 21 from 9am-3pm at the North Bendigo Bowls Club hall.