Saturday, 27 August 2011

Autumn Events and Design Workshops

Thursday 8th September to Sunday 11th September, FREE
An essential weekend for lovers of heritage and original design! As part of Heritage Open Days 2011, our lovely shop will be presenting detailed draughtsman’s drawings from Nottingham's Lace Industry and traditional Lace made in the city alongside exquisite contemporary craft collections.
Special lace inspired collections will be launched during the weekend at the shop including truly original work from Debbie Bryan, Hannah Lobely - Paperwork, J.C Middlebrook, Katie Almond, Corrina Rothwell, Julia Church, Jason Holroyd, Kate Mcbride, Laurie Woodruff, Clare Hillerby and Emma Britton.
On Saturday & Sunday come and enjoy our Pop-up Lace Market Tea Room. Lace table cloths, china tea cups and cosy atmosphere in the beautiful surroundings of Debbie's shop, with hot cuppa's, home baked cakes and biscuits made with the very best local ingredients served from from 11am.
Free talks on the heritage of the area and how it is being kept alive will take place during the afternoon.

Sunday 25th September 12pm-3pm, £20 (plus £5 for materials)

SPECIAL GUEST WORKSHOP - Stitch Virgin’s with Spinster’s Emporium
Beginner’s sewing workshop. Learn to thread a needle, sew a button, darn a sock, try out anchor and running stitches and have a go on our sewing machines. Get the basic skills under your belt and build your confidence to begin your crafty journey! To book visit

Saturday 8th October 2011 11am-1pm, £20

Brooch Making Workshop with Katie Almond. Treat yourself to a creative morning making unique porcelain brooches inspired by Katie’s nostalgic style. All materials (and homemade cake!) are included. To book contact the shop on 0115 9507776.

Saturday 8th October 2011 2pm-5pm, £25
Bead Making Workshop with Katie Almond. Join Katie's workshop to create your own range of individually hand crafted ceramic beads. All materials (including glazes & firing) are provided and homemade cake is on tap to keep your creative juices flowing. To book ring 0115 9507776.

Sunday 16th October 2011 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm, FREE
Tea Party with Design Industry Specialist Nina Faresin from Designer Forum. These free 2hr workshops are ideal for new designers who want to learn how to plan their creative product ranges. Spaces are limited so please ring 0115 9507776 to book or visit
To find out more about Designer Forum and what they do visit

Saturday 22nd October 2011 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm, £20 per session.
Bookbinding Workshop with Heather Dewick. As part of Creative October, why not learn to bind your own book in our workshop with Heather? Choose to join either our morning (11am-1pm) or afternoon (2pm-4pm) session... or both! All materials provided (and cake!) To book please ring the shop on 0115 9507776.

Sunday 23rd October 2011 12pm-3pm, £30
SPECIAL GUEST WORKSHOP - Haberdasher Me with Spinster’s Emporium.
Fashion Customising, make, mend and up-cycle workshop! Bring along your old t-shirts, dresses and jackets and learn a variety of quick and easy techniques to transform your wardrobe. Embellish with beads, buttons and trimmings, cut, sew and manipulate all with the help of a trusty Spinster by your side! Lots of inspiration and examples will be provided. To book visit

Sunday 30th October 2011 11am-4pm, FREE
Tea Party with The WI. GO PINK! As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, pop into our shop to learn traditional crafts from the talented WI ladies... with tea and plenty of cake! Our Tea Party is a Fund-raiser for Nottingham Breast Cancer Support Group.For more information call the shop on 0115 9507776.

Creative Twinning Events - October 2011

Following on from the success of a collaborative showcase in Karlsruhe, Germany in June, Debbie is taking part in a series of events back on home ground to recognise the shared creativity of both Nottingham and Karlsruhe.

12th - 28th October - Lace Market Gallery, Stoney Street, Nottingham

Creative Twinning Exhibition; a collection of Eco-Creative work by J.C Middlebrook, Paperwork by Hannah Lobley, Debbie Bryan Collections and 3 designers from Nottingham's twinned city of Karlsruhe, Germany. Private view Wednesday 12th October from 6-8pm

12th October 2-4pm - Paul Smith Screen Room, Broadway Cinema - FREE EVENT

Creative Forum - This is a unique opportunity to find out about the Creative Twinning concept and meet the designers involved from Nottingham and Karlsruhe. During question time, ask the designers anything! It's a great opportunity to find out about exhibiting abroad or maybe what it is like to run a business? The questions are yours to ask. Booking is essential and mandatory.

12th October 4.30-6pm - Designer Forum, Lower Parliament Street - FREE EVENT

Informal follow on networking event to meet like minded creatives and small businesses within the East Midlands. Booking essential and mandatory. Please see the Creative Twinning Blog or Facebook page for booking procedures

12th October 6-8pm - Exhibition launch event at Lace Market Gallery - FREE EVENT

Private view of the Creative Twinning Exhibition, a Collection of environmental and ethical sustainable work including jewellery, textiles, lace & paper. Come and join us for this unique event, view the artwork and meet new people in a great venue.

Creative Twinning is supported by Future Factory, ERDF, Arts Council, UKTI, Designer Forum, Design Factory and Nottingham City Council.