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The Weekend Guide

golden spider silk!

Go for gold.

DON’T TOUCH
Golden Spider Silk
What:
A collection of the largest pieces of cloth crafted from harvested spider silk transformed into yarn.
Why: Still scared of spiders?
When: Today-5 June.
Where: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd., SW7 2RL (020 7942 2000).

READ
Word on the Water: the London Book Barge
What:
The floating independent bookstore sells secondhand novels.
Why: It’s a biblioboat.
When: To 6 Feb. Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Regents Canal, next to The Narrow Boat Inn, 119 Saint Peters St., N1 8PZ.

EMBELLISH
Damien Hirst Iron-On Spot
What:
Turn anything you want into a masterpiece with the embroidered shapes (£10).
Why: You’re dotty.
When: You can’t afford the real thing.
Where: Online at othercriteria.com.

COLLECT
Phillips de Pury & Company Pop-Up Shop
What:
Buy limited-edition prints, T-shirts, jewellery and design accessories before the temporary store closes.
Why: Artists and designers David David, Max Lamb, Martino Gamper and others.
When: To 31 Jan. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Claridge’s, 45-47 Brook St., W1K 4HR (020 7901 7901).

SHOP
WishWantWear Sample Sale
What:
Up to 75 per cent off dresses by Halston Heritage, Temperley, Sass & Bide and beyond.
Why: You’re back on the party circuit.
When: Fri., 1-8 p.m.; early entry, noon.
Where: 3-4 Bywell Pl., W1T 3DN. To buy early-entry tickets (£6), go to wishwantwear.co.uk.

Photo: John Brown / Courtesy of Victoria and Albert Museum

LOCATIONS
Word on the Water
Regents Canal
next to The Narrow Boat Inn
London, UK N1 8PZ
WishWantWear
3-4 Bywell Pl
London, UK W1T 3DN
Claridge's
Brook St
London, UK W1K 4HR
Cromwell Rd
London, UK SW7 2RL
02079422000
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