Archive for 2009

Christmas Events

There’s so much happening over the festive season – markets, craft fairs, exhibitions – that I decided to add them into one big post. Here goes:

Figuratively Speaking
What: An exhibition to explore the figure through stitch and contemporary embroidery.
When: 7th November to 24th December 2009
Where: The Edge Gallery, Lancaster
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We Make Christmas

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Christmas Shopping at Urbis

Museum and gallery shops are a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. I don’t mind the museum chocolate and kitsch pencils and toys. I’m happy to skip over those to get to the good stuff, to the trade mags and independent zines, the books and even the stationery when it’s not[.....]

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Launch of the Pop-up Cube Store

Last night saw the launch of Cube Store and was the start of an interesting collaboration between Nissan and Colette, Paris. You wouldn’t automatically associate the two, a Japanese car manufacturer and renowned Parisian boutique but the Cube is fast becoming a style icon. It was built to invite debate and non-conformity[.....]

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Planning Time

If I had three wishes one of them would be to have more time. More time to read, more time to spend with family, more time to get out of the office and do things. Working in digital many people use electronic diaries to plan their time. I don’t. I[.....]

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A Haiku On Smallness

Competition: win a Miniature Leather Journal by Susan Green Books
The theme of this competition is twofold. Combining Susan Green’s love of nature and her small but perfectly formed miniature journals, she is inviting you to write her a poem. A Haiku in fact. The theme must be ’smallness’ and in true[.....]

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Clutter City at Christmas

It’s nearly Christmas and Santa’s Elves have got crafty! Head on down to Clutter City for a twinkly, festive market with stalls, live music, warm, spicy cider and take-out food. There will be 30 stalls of clothes, jewellery, badges, textiles, paper goods, prints, paintings, comics and vintage accessories. And all of this[.....]

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Manchester Craft Mafia Christmas Fair

The Manchester Craft Mafia Market is back. And it’s gone all Christmassy. Taking place in the grand surroundings of the Whitworth Art Gallery, stall holders will dazzle with a range of wall art, beauty products, jewellery, soft toys, knitting, crochet, ceramics, cards, decorations, fashion and accessories.
The market takes place over 2 days[.....]

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Makers Online

All of the above are available to buy from Makers Online, a new portal championing designer / makers. There are no joining or listing fees; a small commission is taken on each purchase. Therefore, you don’t start paying until you make a sale.
Products are displayed prominently rather then being buried[.....]

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Web Design

Vanilla Storm, a Manchester web design company

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