Events & Fairs 

As you can see we do alot of events and shows all around the country, so if you have the time come and see us and say hello, we will be there with a big smile :)

March 21, 2020

Pysanky Decorating Workshop - 21st March, 2020 Cancelled

The traditional 'wax-resist' Ukrainian Easter Eggs have long been decorated in celebration of spring, and with the arrival of Christianity, the Ukrainians made their 'egg art' for celebration of Easter. Theirs, is a very long tradition of  'Pysanky' making.

 

Our workshop is 3 hours long, providing everything you need to make these beautiful eggs, as well as providing a sumptuous serving of Ukrainian borsch. Workshop, with limited space for 6, will be held in Fownhope.

 

Time: 10:00 to 1.00

Price: £30 to include delicious ukrainian lunch.
Contact:  Nataliya on 07963090838

 

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Tuesday 24th of March 10am-1pm, £35 (includes lunch)

Pysanky dates back to the pre-Christian era. 'Pysanky' comes from the word 'to write' as the designs are not painted but written with bees wax. The designs/symbols had magical powers to ward off evil spirits, banish Winter, guarantee a good harvest and bring a person good luck. Similar designs occur in pottery, woodwork, metalwork, Ukrainian embroidery and other Folk Art.
 

Workshops are 3 hours long, providing everything you need to make these beautiful eggs.

 

A sumptuous Ukrainian

borscht will also be served.

1 workshop, with limited space for 8, will be held in the home of artist Helena Orlowski in Kingsthorne.

Workshop:-

£35 per Adult

Tuesday, March 24, 2020; 10:00 to 13:00

 

To book a place contact Helena Orlowski on 01981 540 217/ email helena.orlowski@btinternet.com or Nataliya on 07963090838/ email info@experienceukraine.co.uk or buy directly from our shop.

https://www.experienceukraine.co.uk/product-page/pysanky-decorating-workshop-in-kingthorne-on-24th-of-march-2020

Essential to book as places are limited to 8. 

October 23, 2020

World Textile Day Wales - 24th of October, 2020

We are in Wales!!

FREE admission to our exhibition of woven, printed and embroidered textiles from around the world. 10 am - 4.30 pm.

 

FAIR TRADE MARKET - From makers, workshops and villages around the world.

Plus:

  • 11 am presentation. Liz Beasley of Añañuca Chilean Textiles. Dyeing to Weave: Of Spiders, Plants and Pigments in Chile.

  • 2 pm Show & Tell. Bring and discuss your own world textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus: a short talk.

  • £3 per session or £5 for both, tickets at the door.

  • Throughout the day: demonstration by the Braid Society.

 

With these specialist world textile traders:

 

Delicious refreshments provided by our hosts the Quilt Association of Wales. Disabled access. Free parking near by.

Minerva Arts Centre, Llanidloes, Wales, SY18 6BY

March 29, 2020

Manchester Antique & Vintage Textile Fair, 29th of March 2020 Cancelled

Manchester Antique & Vintage Textile Fair 2020

 

Sun 29th March 2020

10.00 am - 4.30 pm

Armitage Centre, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6HE

Visit the fair for a fantastic range of vintage fashion, antique textiles and costume sourced from around the world. 

 

You’ll find textiles from the 18th century right up to the swinging 1960’s and 70’s! Furnishings including pre-1950s rugs and unique fashion accessories. 

 

Tables and tables of colour and cloth.Whether you are a student looking for design inspiration, a collector looking for a unique addition,or just want to browse beautiful materials and objects, this is a fair you can not miss.

 

In addition to the fair, the first floor offers an insight into textile practices, supported by guilds, museums, archives and a fabulous graduate showcase of student bursary winners.

 

There are free talks throughout the day, discussing textile and design topics, ideal for researchers or if you just want to know a little more about fabrics, textile design, its history and future.

 

Refreshments including traditional cakes and light lunches will be available throughout the day. 

 

The venue will be AA signposted and there is free parking. Buses from Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station (5 mins from Piccadilly Train Station) or Oxford Road. Take bus numbers 40-43, or 142 or 143 to Fallowfield, get off at the stop just after Owens Park (student residence) before Mosley Road. Turn left onto Mosley Road and the Armitage Centre is left at the lights.

 

Admission: £6 / Concessions: £4 

Trade: from 7.30am £20 / from 8.30am £10

April 24, 2020

Wonderwool Wales - 25-26th April, 2020 Cancelled

We are in Wales Again!!

Join us at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells for the Annual Wonderwool Wales Festival. It's your chance to enjoy a fantastic range of Welsh and British artisan products and an opportunity to meet the wonderful people who made them. A great family day out with hands-on woolschool workshops and events showcasing the best in Welsh and British wool and natural fibres.

 

Book tickets here

 

Location: Royal Welsh Showground Builth Wells,

Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

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