Advance tickets: £6.50 / On the door: £8.00
Take an unforgettable day out to see thousands of beautiful exhibits, watch demonstrations, take part in make-and-take sessions and buy your parchment craft supplies. Information and advice available from parchment craft tutors from home and abroad and representatives of both the Parchment Craft Guild and Association of Parchment Crafters are available to answer questions and take new membership subscriptions. Workshops run by experts in parchment craft are held on the day at the Exhibition venue and also on the following day at a different location.
The exhibition venue is the old passenger shed, just outside the entrance to Bristol Temple Meads train station (Brunel's Old Station). Click here for information about this beautiful venue and the many upcoming events.
Pat has unfortunately ended up in bed after twisting her ankle quite badly. She has asked me to thank every one for making the exhibition possible. The demonstrators for all the exquisite work they displayed, the craft outlets which made it possible for crafters to stock up on much needed supplies, the Parchment Craft Guild and Association of Parchment Crafters, the stewards and caterers and, of course, the visitors who travelled to Bristol specially to spend the day at the exhibition. Sorry if I have left anyone out - there are just so many people involved in making the exhibition a success and it was indeed another success this year.
We would love to receive any photographs you have taken at the exhibition this year. Please contact us and we will arrange to upload them to the website for everyone to see.
Next year the exhibition will be held on Sunday, 15 May. Pat has decided to hold it earlier than usual because there are so many other events going on in June that it is hard to find a date that doesn't clash. New flyers, application forms and lists of demonstrators/exhibitors will be available in a few weeks.
Once Pat is back on her feet she will be in touch via the website.
Best wishes to you all and keep parching!
Linda's workshop was well attended and the project proved to be very popular. We would love to see your finished bags so please send us photographs and we will upload them to the website.
The make-and-take was also very popular. We would also like to receive photographs of your finished bookmarks.
The workshop this year was packed. A new venue - a very modern church hall, clean and spacious with plenty of light. We finally got there after the coach driver dropped us off outside the wrong church in the pouring rain. We walked around looking for the entrance and finally ended up inside next to the altar with our craft bags and noisy chatter right in the middle of a service. The congregation turned to stare at us in disbelief and it was all we could do to stifle our giggles as we made our escape back into the rain. Luckily we found the right church just a but further up the hill - phew, what a relief!
We were given two projects, one by Linda and the other by Pat. Both colour work flowers and we enjoyed every minute. Gail, Jackie and Sharon kindly did the catering and we had a lovely lunch and lots of yummy cakes!