Since the event’s first iteration in 2019, Macdonald says, craft has become even more embedded in the public consciousness – thanks in part to the course of successive lockdowns. ‘There was a dramatic shift in how people were thinking about craft during that time – they were making, gardening, mending, and forming online groups to discuss how it could distract, engage and bring people together.’
Rather than simply using Harewood as a backdrop, many of the works are a direct response to it. This ranges from commenting on objects within its collection to confronting the history of the house, which was built using wealth derived from the West Indian slave trade by Henry Lascelles, the 6th Earl of Harewood. Here are some of what’s on display.