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West Norfolk Textile Fair News Update
**Exciting News from West Norfolk Textile Fair!**

Get ready for an explosion of creativity at the West Norfolk Textile Fair! Fresh off an incredible weekend at the NEC, we're gearing up for an event that promises to be even more inspiring. With two new workshops added to the lineup, including a masterclass in zip techniques by Mark Francis and a Y seam sewing session with Clive, there's plenty to learn and explore.

Unfortunately, we've had a setback with one of our traders falling ill, but we're sending our best wishes for a speedy recovery. In the meantime, we have two open spaces for anyone looking to showcase their talents.

And that's not all! Anita's latest projects are bound to dazzle, with jackets crafted from scraps of calico taking center stage. Plus, don't miss out on the chance to shop Anita's creations at Dalegate Market in Deepdale later this month.

Join us for our upcoming social day on April 3rd and be part of the vibrant textile community. The West Norfolk Textile Fair awaits, brimming with inspiration and camaraderie. See you there!
A Vibrant Weekend at Textiles East: Reflections on Trading Success and Community Spirit
One highlight of the weekend was the launch of our Postcard Challenge. The response was overwhelming, and we quickly found ourselves running out of kits! It's a testament to the creativity and enthusiasm of our customers,
New Beginnings: Afternoon Teas with a Creative Twist!
In West Norfolk, a textile studio is embarking on a creative journey that combines the charm of afternoon teas with artistic workshops, all while keeping prices affordable. They're planning to host these delightful gatherings during the summer and Christmas seasons, catering to both seasoned textile artists and newcomers.

Additionally, the studio is shifting their Experimental Wednesday to a successful Experimental Thursday on the 3rd Thursday of each month. They're also seeking the community's help with lending mannequins for a Dr. Who Exhibition.

Social Wednesdays are thriving, so booking in advance is recommended. Plus, they invite everyone to join them at Textiles East and pick up a free postcard kit for next year's exhibition.

The studio believes that creativity should be accessible to all and is excited to bring these new beginnings to life. Stay tuned for more updates!
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