Buxton, Altrincham Christmas Markets, Buxton Winter Wonderland, Bridgemere, Hillsborough, New Year Workshops, 2015 Diaries, Commissions and Envelopes
I will be at the Altrincham Twilight Christmas Markets on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 December from 5pm till 10pm. These markets, which feature locally handmade products, are providing an exciting alternative to traditional Christmas shopping in the North West. I will have good stocks of my themed and place journals, velvet and tweed slip covered handmade books, leather covered and denim pocket books, shoulder bags and Art Aprons. A one stop shop for your gift requirements!
I will be back in the Octagon at Buxton for Winter Wonderland on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December. This major local event is an excellent opportunity for Christmas shopping. It will also be my final appearance in Buxton before Christmas
My current schedule of planned attendance at Art and Craft Fairs can be seen here. If you can't get to any of the fairs that I am attending then you can also purchase my Books, Art Aprons and Shoulder bags from Kate at Inspired by Artisans and Vintage, Blakemere Village, Cheshire. The Cupola Gallery, Hillsborough, Sheffield has a limited range of my books. Many of my products are available in my online shop.
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 Christmas 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.
I have been making commissioned personalised items for a number of customers and some of them are shown here. 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. 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 studio workshop but who cannot attend midweek. The dates are all in the New Year: 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. The Workshop will be personally customised for your group as you will be able to select both the date and the particular workshop that you wish to attend. 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. Many thanks to the ladies who brought me some at Altrincham last weekend. If you are not planning to attend any of the fairs where I will be at 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.