Thursday, 29 March 2012

News from the shop...

It's a hive of activity at the shop with new collections from J.C.Middlebrook including lace inspired textile necklaces, brooches and bracelets (available in all the delicious colours below).

Craig Fellows has also delivered more of his immaculately designed scarves, clutch bags and super cute mini purses (below)... All for the launch of a new silk exhibition...

We've got new work due from Emma Britton, who is busy creating some lace inspired coasters to accompany her stunning tables (designed in conjunction with Jack Mathieson). 
The beauties below currently reside in the shop and inspire us all on a daily basis with their visible joint construction reflecting the intricate creation of lace...  

And it doesn't stop there, with a new Debbie Bryan collection of lace knit cotton shawls (ideal for spring!) and captured lace brooches, eye-catching-ly finished with gold leaf.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Calling all early risers!

We have two places going spare on Nicki Dennett's Print Making Workshop tomorrow.  It's only £20 for two hours of tutition from 9.30-11.30 with morning tea and cake* included...
Imagine how satisfied you could feel from being creative and productive, taking home your own unique prints all before lunch! 
Tempted?  Give us a ring today before 5pm on 0115 950 7776 to grab that place!

*something homemade and deliciously fruity...

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Showing off again at Antenna...

Antenna continues to be a brilliant hub for creative businesses in Nottingham... And Debbie enjoyed 'Showing Off' at their event on Monday.  See her first ever you tube video from the event here.  Can you spot the other designers on show? Debbie found out about their fantastic Amplify award too... which offers new and upcoming creative ideas up to £5000 worth of business support! Find out more and enter here...

Due to popular demand...

Alys Power will be returning to the shop on Saturday 11th August for two more workshops...

Quirky Character Brooch Workshop - £25
From 11am-1pm create your own little friend from reclaimed materials.  Jeweller Alys will show you how to cut, stamp, stitch & sew, adding features and details to give your character brooch its own special personality.

Stamped Pendant Necklace Workshop - £35
From 2-5pm, join Alys to create a unique and personal necklace to be cherished.  She will share her metal working techniques and lovely nostalgic materials and you will learn techniques including metal stamping, finishing, wire work and beading as well as how to transform your junk into jewels... All before returning home with a wonderful and wearable work of art.

All materials are provided for both these workshops, but in the spirit of recycling you are welcome to bring along your own forgotten jewellery, buttons, tiny objects, trinkets, beads or textiles to really make your creation your own.  You may also want to think about any special words or phrases to include in your design.

To book, pop into the shop, or give us a ring on 0115 950 7776.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

English Heritage Week

As part of English Heritage Week, we've been invited to display our original Nottingham lace, industry drawings and lace samples at The Galleries of Justice Museum - just down the road from our shop. 
Pop in any day until 18th March to see our collections in the historical surroundings... And you could join a colourful guided tour of the museum led by a variety of historical characters too!

Friday, 9 March 2012

More workshops confirmed!

Following on from our last post... Our selection of workshops has grown!
Alys Power's Bracelet Making Workshop (as mentioned in the post below) will be taking place on Saturday 26th May from 11-1pm for £25.  Combining metal stamping and riveting, you will make a simple but striking layered brass and aluminium design. You will then mount your stamped metal plate onto a vintage expandable watch strap to create your very own piece of handmade jewellery.  We'd encourage you to think about words and phrases you might want to use in advance and you are welcome to bring along any beads, buttons or trinkets to embellish your bracelet....  Although all materials are provided.

Then on Saturday 16th June, Kumi Middleton will be leading two origami workshops.  Join her session from 11am-1pm for £18 to learn this intricate yet beautiful skill.  All you need is nimble findgers and you will go home with your very own beautiful paper globe.

Or perhaps you'd prefer her Kimono Girl Shiori Bookmark Workshop from 2-4pm for £18 where you will use various Japanese papers to create a practical yet beautiful work of art in itself!