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.

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