Evanston, Barrington, Altrincham Christmas Market & new Workshop dates
I will be at the Showcase for Arts & Crafts in Barrington on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 November. I will have my full range of products and makers' stuff with me at this prestigious event.
These will be my last Midwest events before Christmas. If you are unable to get to either of them you can purchase from my website or telephone and arrange to collect product from my Evanston address.
Christmas Markets. Most Christmas and German Markets feature retailers selling imported goods which have been mass produced. But you can get locally handmade crafts at the Altrincham Christmas Markets which will operate four days a week for six weeks starting on Thursday 13 November. The markets on Thursdays and Fridays will run from 5pm till 9pm whilst the Saturdays and Sundays will run from 10 am till 4pm. I will be at 19 of these 24 markets which will revolutionise Christmas shopping in the North West. My current schedule of planned attendance at Art and Craft Fairs can be seen here.
I continue to add a lot of my original design, one signature Journals to the sale in the shop on my website. They are 50% off and can be seen here. They make great value gifts, but don't delay - once they are gone they are gone!
If you are planning to make cards or decorations for Christmas you may be interested in my packs of textile collage pieces. I will have these with me at fairs over the coming weeks or they are available in my website shop.
My 2015 slip covered diary is now available and can be purchased in my shop.
I am expecting to be very busy over the coming weeks and will try to keep up stocks of all my regular products but if you plan to purchase anything in particular as a Christmas gift please advise me early so that I can reserve one for you.
If you want a special gift for someone or indeed a treat for yourself I can customise one of my books or other products for you. I have a page on my website with examples of such work. See here. But please give me adequate time to make it if it is a planned Christmas gift.
I have reserved a number of weekend dates for those of you wishing to attend a workshop but who cannot attend midweek. The dates are: 17,18, 24,25 & 31 January and 1,7,8,14 &15 February. If you have a group (2 to 4) interested in attending a workshop please contact me to make mutually convenient arrangements. During the autumn and winter months they will be held in my studio. Details of the five different workshops can be seen here.
I have an ongoing requirement for envelopes, all sizes are welcome and any quantities will be gratefully received. If you are not planning to attend any of the fairs where I will be in the near future please contact me and I will try to arrange to collect them.
Are you a member of a textile group? I am currently taking bookings for talks and demonstrations during the autumn and winter months.Contact me to make arrangements.
In addition to my website I also post pictures of my work and activities to my Facebook business page: Jamessharpart
My Twitter address is @jamessharpart