The Big Draw is a national initiative held annually in October to try to encourage everyone, young and old to enjoy drawing. In 2010 the theme is mark making.
Check out the Big Draw website for activities in your own area - http://www.campaignfordrawing.org/, or if you are near Braintree in Essex, come to the Braintree District Museum on Saturday 9 October when EAST (East Anglian Stitch Textiles) will be running a workshop in the Learning for Life Centre for young and old (11am to 3pm). No stitching is involved but they will be using stitch like marks as inspiration.
EAST's Talking Textile exhibition continues in the main museum.