Bristol Parchment Craft Exhibition
Temple Meads Station

Brunel's Old Station

 Welcome to the exhibition for everything parchment craft - and more...

The exhibition is growing...

Each year we invite visitors to take an unforgettable day out to see thousands of beautiful parchment craft exhibits, watch demonstrations, take part in workshops, make-and-take sessions and buy their parchment craft supplies. In addition, information and advice is always available from parchment craft tutors from home and abroad as well as representatives of both the Parchment Craft Guild and Association of Parchment Crafters who are on hand to answer questions and take new membership subscriptions. Over the past few years the craft has seen the incorporation of elements from cardmaking in the form of die-cut embellishments, stamped designs, distressing, beads, lace, to mention but a few. So, like last year, the exhibition is being extended to include exhibitors from the cardmaking community. We are delighted to announce that Barbara Gray from Clarity Stamps, Phill Bridgewater (embossing, cut and scan), Cheryl Flannagan from Crystals to Shine, and Yvonne Randal from Craft Fairy (Kuretake pigment and water-based pens as well as a large selection of beads and jewellery making), have accepted our invitation to participate again in May next year. The list is growing so watch this space!

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.

Flyers are available to download if you would like to promote the exhibition in your area.

Advance tickets on sale now. Click to Download application form.

Message from Pat Pat Murphy

The Academy of Independent Parchment Craft Tutors proudly wearing their badges and smart new aprons and lanyards.

Academy in Bristol

Pat and Linda with some of the Academy tutors at the 2016 Bristol Parchment Craft Exhibition

Preparations are in full swing for the 2017 exhibition. I look forward to seeing you again this year.


 Best wishes,


Souvenir Special Magazine

A special magazine for 2017 will be produced by the exhibition organisers and designers are busy creating new patterns as we speak! Like last year, a superb publication comprising a cover printed on 200 gms silk and approximately 60 colour pages with 26 designs printed on 115 gms silk and will be on sale at the exhibition. If you would like the magazine posted to you, please send £8.45 (includes £1.50 to cover second class postage - UK customers only). Only digital copies are available for overseas customers at the price of £6.95 (the cost of postage is prohibitive at £7.90 without packaging)!

The 2017 Exhibition Workshop - Oriental Theme

Linda's workshop 2015

The workshop, which will be run by Academy Tutors, will start at 11am and finish at 1:30pm. The cost will be £15. You can book your advance ticket and place on the workshop here. Two of the four designs will be worked but you will receive all four patterns to take home with you.

2017 Make-and-Take

Make and Take Project 2016

The make-and-take will be run by Academy tutors in the morning and afternoon and the cost will be £4 (to cover the cost of the materials).

2017 Tutors and Demonstrators Workshop - Monday 22 May

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 workshop will be presented by Amanda Yeh. Click here to download an application form.