Advance tickets: £6.50 / On the door: £8.00
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.
Things are beginning to get very busy now and May will soon be upon us. As you will have seen from the above announcement, in addition to our regular parchment craft suppliers Kingfisher Crafts, Wightcat Crafts and Personal Images, this year's exhibition will see the inclusion of some of our favourite names from the cardmaking world.
This 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. Advance ticket applications are now available as well as lists of demonstrators/exhibitors and exhibition table plans.
The exhibition workshop this year will be organised and run by Academy (AIPT) Tutors.
Best wishes to you all and keep parching!
This year the special magazine will be produced by the exhibition organisers. It promises to be a superb publication comprising a cover printed on 200 gms silk and approximately 60 colour pages with 26 designs printed on 115 gms silk. It will be on sale at the exhibition at a price of £6.95 (cash or cheque). If you would like to reserve a copy please submit payment via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org and you can pick up your copy in Bristol on the day. 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 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. You will also receive a free copy of the Make-and-Take pattern to take home with you.
The make-and-take next year starts at 11am and costs £3.50 (to cover the cost of the materials).
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!