Thread Counts

Tue – Sun, 10am – 4pm

Preview 4 August 2023, 6 – 8pm

Redcar Palace

Thread Counts celebrates the personal acts of creativity through which we can all disrupt the cycle of wastefulness that typifies the fast fashion industry. Through fashion design, photography, film, crochet, embroidery and never before seen archival material, visitors to the exhibition will be able to experience the joys of making and of individual expression and to have a go themselves through regular drop in textile themed crafting sessions.

Thread Counts also marks the launch of a major new commission by Redcar Palace in partnership with Borderlands Creative People and Places. The Teesside Community Rag Rug commission builds upon an evocative element of North East heritage – the tradition of turning old clothes and scraps of fabric into colourful, cosy and often extremely intricate rag rugs that would take pride of place by the hearth. We will be creating a brand new rag rug that will be designed and made by visitors and members of the community from across South Tees and visitors will have the opportunity to learn and share rag rug making skills through a series of masterclasses and free drop in sessions over the course of the summer.


The Palace Hub 28 - 29 Esplanade Redcar TS10 3AE

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5 August—28 October 2023


  • Tue 10am – 4pm
  • Wed 10am – 4pm
  • Thu 10am – 4pm
  • Fri 10am – 4pm
  • Sat 10am – 4pm
  • Sun 10am – 4pm
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