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. However, 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. With this in mind the organiser has decided the time has come to extend the exhibition to include exhibitors from the cardmaking community. We are delighted to announce that Barbara Gray from Clarity Stamps, Eric Pepper from Craft Outlet Store, Cheryl Flannagan from Crystals to Shine, Ribbons Galore 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 in the exhibition 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 will soon be available to download if you would like to promote the exhibition in your area.

Message from Pat Pat Murphy

My foot is finally on the mend and I have been able to get back to my beloved classes and workshops. As you will have seen from the above announcement, in addition to our regular parchment craft suppliers Kingfisher Crafts, Wightcat Crafts and Personal Images, next year's exhibition will see the inclusion of some of our favourite names from the cardmaking world.

 

Next year the exhibition will be held on Sunday, 15 May - 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.

 

Best wishes to you all and keep parching!


 

Linda's 2015 Exhibition Workshop Project - Rose Handbag


Linda's workshop 2015

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.

2015 Make-and-Take

The make-and-take was also very popular. We would also like to receive photographs of your finished bookmarks.


Make and Take Project 2015

Tutors and Demonstrators Workshop - Monday 22 June 2015

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 he 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!


Pat's Violas and Sweet Peas Project


Pat's Workshop Project 2015