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I will be exhibiting at the Forum in Norwich this weekend. There are 32 quilts to hang, all made by the special needs students in the 10 specialist schools in Norfolk. The exhibition will open on Friday 10th, and at 11 am that day there will be a signing performance by 80 children along with a dance. The theme is fireworks to celebrate the formation of Trust Norfolk SEN.


TextileSpirit, based in Norwich will be offering a monthly meeting to share and discuss your art, textiles basically most things creativity wise. Cost will be £15 per three hour session. Please message if you are interested.

Vince Cable MP: Uphold the VAT Exemption Threshold for businesses supplying digital products

Please everyone sign this petition even if you don't sell downloads you probably buy them - They will dissappear from small designers if this is allowed to happen. It really effects people selling on Etsy, Love Knitting, Ravelry etc as well as people selling any kind of online tutorial or instructions.

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION to call for VINCE CABLE to intervene and uphold the existing VAT Exemption Threshold for businesses supplying digital products. The new EU VAT regulations coming into force in Jan 2015 mean that micro-businesses supplying digital services (such as Ebooks, music downloads, a…

Upcoming VAT changes – what they mean for YOU

Upcoming VAT changes – what they mean for YOU

This weekend, when we should have been planning for the new year we were made aware of something that will massively impact how Deadstar does business - and if you're a small business in the creative field, or a client of one, it will likely affect you too


Limbering up for the Cas Holmes workshop in Norwich August 21st & 22nd, £120 for both days.
Having an experiment with my new machine and some very warm Markal Paintsticks! Message for more details - places still available.


As a beginner crocheter - i have joined in the Crochet crowd's stitchcation - that is a project to go from july 1st - september 1st - an afghan - all patterns and instructional videos online. only thing - its canadian - so one has to change the stitches to European - but not so difficult. For anyone trying to learn this looks like a good project - we shall see!

On July 10th... The Peppermint Throw Video Tutorial will be released. This video was one of the largest projects to create... 66 hours of production to bring it to you. This video is 1 Hour, 40 minutes taking you through the tips. This is the highest level of difficulty for crochters and I am presenting it in a way that confident beginners and intermediates will be successful.

Folk Art makers' weekend | Tate

On this weekend -

Take part in introductory workshops on craft techniques and ideas drawn from British Folk Art exhibition, Tate Britain 5 and 6 July 2014

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Jan Horrox Textiles and Cloth Dolls

Harris Tweed Cosies also Doggie Pin cushions going to Open Studios Southgate and Palmers green this Sat/Sun


Norwich Forum May 2014.


New work in process for The Forum exhibition by Dominique Clark.....experimenting some more today...will post soon...Create The Journey.........


Some new work from Dominique Clark. All this new work will be with Design 2012 exhibitng May 24/26/27th at the Norwich Forum.


One of Julie's necklaces.

Agate Designs

We also have Julie Agate joining us with her range of hand crafted jewellery

I now have a brand new range called "Reinvented" by Agate Designs, created using a combination of genuine gemstones and recycled pieces, in most cases creating a vintage or retro feel. This range will be exclusively available at craft events.


We have some new artists exhibiting with us in the May Show.
Claire Knight will be exhibiting some of her beautiful cut paper works. here is an example.


Great exhibition. Beautiful work.

Have you visited yet? What's the best piece you've seen?

We love this work by Steffen Dam showing at Joanna Bird Contemporary Collections.

Cas Holmes is coming to Norwich in August to teach a workshop concentrating on Restructured Books.
This workshop is for 2 days, 21st and 22nd August.
Message me for more info!


One of Justine Williamson's atmospheric embroidered pictures - Justine will be showing a lot of her work at the Design 2012 exhibition.


Design 2012 will be exhibitng at the Norwich Forum May 24/25/26th. textiles, glass paper art and jewellery. Other members please send me some pictures of work.

I shall be at this show on sunday 19th - if anyone is in the area.

A new wool and yarn show in Waltham Abbey. Hugely popular already in it's first year so hurry up and get tickets.


the Christmas Fair at Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington, is on 22 - 24th November. Food and designer makers. lovely show for anyone within reach.

New fabric pattern - large spot snood. On sale at 'Sparkle' this weekend.


The group exhibited at the Forum November 16/17th 2013. It was a succesfull show for all with sales and lots of interest in workshops from our various designers as well.


This weekend at the FORUM in Norwich.


We shall be showing at the Forum on November 16/17th. There will be 6 members work - including textiles, jewelry and glass.
Here's one of my felted bags.

The Knitting and Stitching Show | Alexandra Palace

Dates for your diary 10th - 13th October London
If you are going don't forget to pop along and say hello to Jan

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