Monday 16 April 2018

York Makers Spring Fair - Saturday 21 April 2018

York Makers Spring Fair Illustration by Lucy Monkman

You may have seen this fab illustration by Lucy Monkman on social media.  It represents the lovely handmade treats that will be available at the York Makers Spring Fair this Saturday 21 April 2018. Doors open at Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, YO23 1BW at 10am and entry is free.  

Carrot Cake by O'Crumbs - Photographed by Annemarie King at The French House York

Tempting enough in itself, I know, but if you need an added incentive then look no further than O'Crumbs who is running the cafe for us. Fab homemade cakes will be on offer!

My new Liberty fabric stash

In preparation, I have been transforming my new Liberty prints into fabric necklaces ready for the fair...

Liberty print fabric necklaces

and of course I'll have lots of other goodies...

Hippystitch brooches and bracelets

But I won't be there on my own.  You'll also find:

A selection of work by York Makers
A selection of work by York Makers

Textiles & Homewares
Girls Dresses & Ladieswear
What's to be Done with Her

Vintage Textiles & Haberdashery 
Wonderful Weaselworks
Petra Bradley Prints 

Fab & Funky Handbags
Pennie & Susie

Needlefelting & Woodturning
Greenhart & Kind

Peace & Quiet Soy Wax Candles

Ali Bradley Pottery 
James Neath Design

Jo Heath

By Helen
Lorina Lynne Jewellery 
Judy's Jewels
Cards, Prints & Stationery
Lucy Monkman  
West Plum Studio
Rose & Hen  
Dotty Ella
Little Leaf Creative

Did you know that York Open Studios is also taking place while our Spring Fair is on and other York Makers are exhibiting as part of that event?  Why not make a day of it and visit the Spring Fair and other artists in the area.  How fab would that be!  

Hope to see you on Saturday...

Thursday 12 April 2018

Stitched Postcards at Olive's Nest, York

Stitched Postcards - samples for the workshop

I have developed a couple of new workshops for the spring and one of them was Embroidered Postcards which ran at Olive's Nest in York this week.  We had Gaynor's cosy back room at Olive's Nest all to ourselves...

All set up and ready to go at Olive's Nest

It was a lovely evening with Gaynor and Jem from Olive's Nest keeping myself and a great group of stitchers topped up with tea and biscuits (not to mention mini chocolate eggs and love hearts!)  Everyone was concentrating hard and embroidering madly...

Concentrating hard and having fun stitching

Even using the same design everyone's birds turned out beautiful and different.  It was great to see all the fab colour choices...

Works in progress

I have another workshop - Handmade Notebooks coming up at Olive's Nest on Saturday 12 May 2018 from 2-4.30pm if you fancy joining me.  If that's not for you, check out the other workshops on offer here. And to book a place contact Gaynor at Olive's Nest - email: or call into Olive's Nest at 4, Scarcroft Road, York, YO23 1NB. 

Hope to see you soon. x