Take a break from Christmas shopping to join us at the studio for a social afternoon on Sunday 15th December 1-3pm – free of charge! Bring along your hand sewing, knitting or other craft and enjoy tea & mince pies. There will also be loads of sewing bargains, as we clear out the studio for a change-around in January. You can also find out about and book courses for 2014.
The fantastic Selvedge Winter Fair is coming up next week! I have visited the show a few times but this will be my first time exhibiting. The fair is always amazing. Chelsea Old Town Hall is a stunning building and the main hall, side rooms and corridors are crammed with textile gorgeousness. There are designer-makers, antique textile dealers, sellers of exquisite haberdashery, hand-printed fabrics and so much more. It really is like the magazine brought to life. Wonderful stuff. It will be hard not to spend every penny I take!
My recommendations for this years show include Asa Parsons, John Gillow and Linda Bloomfield. There are loads of people I don’t know too, so I know it will be a treasure hunt – finding new and exciting things. I like the look of Anna Ray, Avani and Parna.
I’ll be showing my smaller works, perfectly suited for the home. I’m hoping to have new trapunto quilting kits as well (fingers crossed!) and I will have little bits too like a new range of postcards and handmade greeting cards.
Make it a handmade Christmas and come shopping at my studio building, Makers’ Yard, where you can buy from the other tenants in the studio building as well as me. I’ll have a lot of samples for sale (cushions, bags, scarves, brooches etc), as well as discounts on books, fabrics, sewing tools and gift vouchers for sewing enthusiasts.
Please come along to the exclusive evening event with mince pies and mulled wine on Friday 15th 6-9pm or any time on Saturday 16th November 10-4pm when there will be additional artists and makers selling their work too.