WEST NORFOLK TEXTILE FAIR

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of textiles at our upcoming event on the 6th and 7th April 2024. 10 am to 4 pm daily. At Lynnsport, Greenpark Ave, King's Lynn PE30 2NB
West Norfolk Textile Fair
West Norfolk Textile Fair
West Norfolk Textile Fair
West Norfolk Textile Fair

West Norfolk Textile Fair

Get ready to dive into a world of creativity and skill-building at the West Norfolk Textile Fair! Our workshops offer a unique opportunity to learn from some of the finest artisans and experts in the textile world.

🧵 Meet the Instructors: Join accomplished artists like Alison Hulme, Jenny O'Leary, Lizzy Curtis, and the talented Dropped Stitch Artists, along with other renowned educators, as they guide you through a variety of workshops. Their expertise spans a wide range of textile techniques, ensuring there's something for every level of experience and interest.

Explore a World of Textile Techniques: Whether you're a novice looking to learn the basics or a seasoned pro seeking to refine your skills, our workshops cover a diverse array of topics. From hand stitching to Machine stitching, Screen printing and Batik, you'll find a workshop that resonates with your passion and curiosity.

🪡 Hands-On Learning: Our workshops offer a hands-on approach, allowing you to immerse yourself in the textile arts. Discover new techniques, gain valuable insights, and leave with a tangible creation that showcases your newfound skills.

🎓 Expand Your Horizons: The West Norfolk Textile Fair is not just an event; it's an educational experience. Our workshops provide a platform for you to explore, learn, and connect with fellow textile enthusiasts, all while under the guidance of accomplished mentors.

🗓️ Save the Date: Mark your calendar for this exceptional opportunity to enrich your textile knowledge and elevate your crafting skills. The West Norfolk Textile Fair is the perfect place to learn, create, and be inspired.

Don't miss out on this chance to learn from the best in the industry. Stay tuned for workshop details, including schedules and registration information. Get ready to unravel the artistry of textiles at the West Norfolk Textile Fair! 🪡🎨🧵

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Welcome to the West Norfolk Textile Fair

Are you ready to embark on an enchanting journey into the world of textiles? Look no further! We are thrilled to invite you to the West Norfolk Textile Fair, a two-day extravaganza that promises to be a feast for the senses. Join us on the weekend of 6th and 7th April 2024 at the renowned Lynn Sport in the heart of historic King's Lynn. Our doors will be open from 10 am to 4 pm daily, ensuring you have ample time to immerse yourself in the textile wonderland we've prepared just for you.

Location:
Lynn Sport, King's Lynn, PE30 2NB.

Anita O'Neill

My sewing journey began under the guidance of the wonderful Christine Davey, who imparted a wealth of techniques through the WI and her sewing groups. Eventually, I delved into the world of City and Guilds. My move to Kent during the first year of City and Guilds led me to complete the course under the mentorship of the fantastically colorful Ruth Issett.

It was Ruth, in her uniquely inspiring way, who granted me the freedom to embrace a vibrant palette of colors I hadn't considered before. I have a deep passion for mark-making, mono-printing, and crafting my own creative fabrics, achieved through techniques like dyeing, eco-dyeing, and printing. These artistic pursuits enrich my sewing journey, allowing me to explore endless creative possibilities.

 

Julie Cole

Residing in the picturesque landscapes of South Lincolnshire, I am a passionate textile and mixed media artist. My creative journey is a visual exploration, focusing on the intriguing realm of texture within mixed media art.

My primary wellspring of inspiration flows from the diverse and captivating countryside that envelops me, offering a rich tapestry of landscapes, both land and sea.

I have a deep affinity for mark-making, mono-printing, and the art of crafting my unique fabrics. I embark on this creative odyssey through techniques such as dyeing, eco-dyeing, and printing, allowing me to infuse my work with a tapestry of colors and textures inspired by the enchanting world that surrounds me.

I love mark -making , mono -printing  , making my own creative fabrics to work with ; through dyeing eco-dyeing and printing.

Patch Fabrics

I'm Emma, the proud owner of Patch Fabrics & Haberdashery. After a fruitful career as a freelance designer, I had the incredible opportunity to assume ownership of Patch in 2016, embarking on an exciting new path while nurturing my enduring passion for fabrics.

My love for fabric design remains undiminished, and I take pride in curating an enticing array of vibrant and captivating color palettes for my customers to savor during their sewing adventures. My inventory includes a diverse selection of exquisite prints, including some charming and unique licensed designs. At Patch Fabrics & Haberdashery, I aim to infuse creativity and excitement into every sewing project.

Alison Hulme

Alison Hulme, a Hampshire-based textile artist with a 2013 Foundation Degree in Stitched Textiles, has gained recognition for her outstanding work. She's a regular exhibitor at esteemed events like the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. Alison's art has also graced The Designer Guild Shop at Pall Mall Galleries, captivating art enthusiasts.

Beyond exhibitions, she shares her expertise through engaging workshops, nurturing the next generation of textile artists. Alison's dedication to her craft is evident in her beautiful stitched textiles, leaving a lasting impact in the world of textile art. Her journey is a testament to talent, passion, and a commitment to inspire others..

Sandra Beech

Discover Sandra Beech's mesmerizing hand-dyed fabrics, a burst of colors and textures. Her artistry shines through in every piece, from vibrant and bold to soft and harmonious hues. With meticulous attention to detail, Sandra's textiles are both visually striking and tactilely captivating.

While based in West Norfolk, Sandra's work has a global following, gracing art collections and fashion creations worldwide. Join us at [Event Venue] on [Event Date] to explore Sandra's vibrant creations up close. Whether you're an art enthusiast or seeking unique beauty, her booth promises to leave a lasting impression.

Celebrate local artistry and immerse yourself in the magic of hand-dyed textiles. Don't miss it!

Lizzy Curtis

My sewing journey began with Mrs. Newby, my childhood needlework teacher, who introduced me to her electric sewing machine at the age of 8. Encouraged by my textile artist mother, Lyn, I later crafted dresses for top stores, including London and New York, using exquisite fabrics like Liberty tana lawn. This experience boosted my confidence and led to a successful dressmaking business. After pursuing other work, I found my true passion upon retiring early, securing a job on Craft TV. I started my website and an online sewing group, fostering creativity and friendships. Teaching at The Cosy Cabin in Risby expanded my horizons, and I also ventured into designing acrylic templates. My journey has been shaped by hard work and determination. Retirement, while qualified, seems unlikely.

Michelle James

Michelle James specializes in crafting a diverse array of vintage-inspired products, offering a wide selection of inspiration kits, slow-stitch kits, and crafting supplies. Her creations encompass a charming world of vintage-inspired textile goods, including exquisite heirloom hares, whimsical birds, delightful mice, and charming frogs. But her creativity doesn't stop there; Michelle also extends her artistic touch to crafting beautifully designed notebooks and other unique items. Each piece reflects a passion for vintage aesthetics, showcasing intricate detailing and a dedication to timeless craftsmanship. Whether you're seeking to embark on a slow-stitch project or acquire a one-of-a-kind vintage-inspired treasure, Michelle James' creations are a testament to her artistic talent and commitment to preserving the allure of the past.

Dropped Stitch Artists

Drop Stitch comprises four passionate textile artists: Anita O'Neill, Julie Cole, Angie Hill, and Ruth Holmes. Their collective love for textile art drives them to explore a myriad of ideas and techniques, resulting in diverse and distinct artistic styles. These artists are open to embracing any creative challenge that comes their way, always eager to experiment and innovate.In addition to their individual artistic pursuits, Drop Stitch also collaboratively creates and sells kits, offering workshops at prestigious events like the Creative Craft Fairs at the NEC and the West Norfolk Textile Fair. They actively organize exhibitions to showcase their collective work and foster a thriving craft community in King's Lynn, with events held at St. Nicholas' Chapel and Eau Brink Studio. Drop Stitch's dedication to textile art and their commitment to sharing their craft with others make them a dynamic presence in the world of creative expression.

Makit Of March

Prepare for a sewing enthusiast's dream come true! We are delighted to announce that Make it Of March will be joining us for the weekend, and they are bringing along a carefully curated selection of books designed to cater to all your sewing needs.

Whether you are a seasoned seamstress with years of experience or just embarking on your sewing journey, these books are a treasure trove of inspiration, tips, and techniques. They cover a wide range of topics, from beginner-friendly guides to advanced stitching patterns, ensuring there's something for everyone to explore.

This is a unique opportunity to enhance your sewing skills and dive deep into the world of creativity. Join us and Make it Of March to discover these fantastic resources that will undoubtedly take your sewing projects to the next level.

Jenny O'Leary

I am a dedicated textile artist and tutor, located in the picturesque town of Ellesmere, nestled in Shropshire's inspiring landscape. My artistic journey is profoundly influenced by the natural beauty of Shropshire. I specialize in the contemporary application of batik, employing hot wax resist techniques on a variety of mediums, including tissue, paper, and fabric. My creative process extends to the integration of machine and hand embroidery, introducing a drawn element that adds depth to my creations.

In my role as a tutor, I offer engaging talks, courses, and workshops both within Shropshire and across the United Kingdom. As an active member of The Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft and The Batik Guild, I am dedicated to advancing the art of textile and batik, drawing inspiration from the rich cultural and natural tapestry that surrounds me.

Chrystal Rose Designs

Chrystal and Rosie are the go-to experts when it comes to crafting with beads, charms, findings, and an eclectic array of fascinating embellishments to elevate your creative projects. Their extensive collection offers a treasure trove of options for the craft enthusiast. But their expertise doesn't stop there; they also curate textile-based kits, source exquisite fabrics, and provide an array of high-quality fibers for those with a passion for textile artistry.

With a keen eye for the unique and a dedication to enhancing your crafting experience, Chrystal and Rosie are your partners in creativity. Explore their world of beads, textiles, and crafting wonders to infuse your projects with a touch of magic and originality.

Button Up and Stich

Explore a captivating assortment of 100% cotton fabrics, brimming with vibrancy and contemporary allure, tailor-made for your dressmaking and quilting endeavors. This collection boasts a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns, offering an extensive palette to fuel your creativity. Whether you're fashioning stunning garments or crafting intricate quilts, these fabrics are your canvas, allowing you to bring your unique vision to life. With their exceptional quality and aesthetic appeal, these textiles are the ideal choice to infuse your projects with a modern, fresh, and timeless charm. Elevate your creations with the beauty and versatility of these exquisite cotton fabrics.

Spangled Star Fish

Stephanie Burkett, a talented fine art painter hailing from King's Lynn, Norfolk, has left her mark on the art world for the past five years. Her impressive portfolio includes participation in renowned exhibitions like The Royal Norfolk Show and various craft fairs, where she offers a diverse range of artistic treasures. Alongside her captivating paintings, she offers meticulously signed prints and charming keyrings, all featuring landscapes and animals rendered in watercolor.

Recently, Stephanie has embarked on an exciting journey of artistic exploration by incorporating free-motion embroidery into her creations, enhancing her pieces with intricate stitchwork. Her artistic prowess knows no bounds, encompassing various mediums and subjects, from vehicles and animals to portraits and landscapes. Stephanie's artistry, whether on canvas or through the innovative addition of stitchwork, reflects her unwavering commitment to capturing the beauty of the world around us.

Angie Hill

Angie Hill is a versatile artist with a specialization in textiles and mixed media. Her creative repertoire encompasses a wide spectrum of techniques, ranging from Ecclesiastic art to collage. She skillfully blends textiles, paper, beads, and felt in her work, and she's equally adept at card making.

Angie's passion for hand sewing shines through in her intricate creations, particularly her beautifully crafted scissor cases. Her artistic muse finds inspiration in the rich tapestry of colors and themes found in her surroundings.

Throughout her artistic journey, Angie has exhibited her creations at various venues nationwide. She takes immense pleasure in sharing her techniques with others, often participating in events and competitions, where she has garnered recognition as one of the top twenty artists. Beyond textiles, Angie also wields a paintbrush, indulging in spontaneous doodling and artistic experimentation.

Make and Take with Angie Hill

Immerse yourself in the world of textile art as you embark on a creative journey with me. Take a well-deserved break from your daily routine and join me for an hour of artistic exploration.

Inside the enchanting envelope, you'll discover an assortment of carefully selected scrap materials, each brimming with colours, textures, and possibilities. Together, we will transform them into a captivating hand-stitched collage, perfectly sized to match a playing card. The process is not just an art project; it's a moment of self-expression and creativity.Once your masterpiece is complete, you have two options. You can choose to gift your unique creation to a dear friend, sharing the joy of your artistic endeavour with them.

Alternatively, if you're interested in taking your skills further, I can guide you through the process of crafting charming little books.

This experience is more than just a craft session; it's an opportunity t, take a step into the world of artistic wonder, and let's embark on this creative journey together.

Just book on the day with Angie on her stand. £10.00 covers your kit and tuition.

Make and Take with Ruth Holmes

We have a wonderful "Make and Take" workshop that promises an immersive creative experience. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to delve into the art of layering organza and skillfully hand stitching to craft a stunning background.

Ruth, will guide attendees through the intricate process of creating a beautiful tree using exquisitely dyed cord. The real magic happens as we gather organza to fashion delicate and textured flowers, adding a touch of nature's elegance to the artwork.

This "Make and Take" workshop is not just about crafting; it's about exploring your artistic side, learning new techniques, and connecting with fellow enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned textile artist or a beginner, this workshop is designed to cater to all ages and skill levels.

Book with Ruth on the day of your visit. £10.00 covers your kit and tuition.

The Snuggly Viking

Lorraine Rivett's creative process begins with raw fleece, from which she meticulously hand-dyes, spins, and crafts a diverse range of textile pieces. Her creations include hair dreads, mats, scarves, wearable art, yarn, batts, locks, wall hangings, and a new addition this year, bags.

You can also find her on Facebook with two dedicated pages: "The Snuggly Viking" for showcasing her finished pieces, and "Sheepy Hollow" for raw fleece enthusiasts. Her offerings encompass carded batts, dyed and undyed locks, as well as dyed uncarded fleece, catering to a wide range of textile enthusiasts.

Margaret Wall Decorated Bobbins

"We specialize in providing exquisitely crafted lace bobbins that are meticulously hand-turned and hand-painted. Our collection includes a variety of materials, including wood and bone, ensuring a diverse range of options for our discerning clientele.

One of our unique offerings is the copyright license we hold, allowing us to adorn our bobbins with the beloved illustrations from the world of Beatrix Potter. This means you can acquire lace bobbins featuring charming characters and scenes from Beatrix Potter's timeless tales, adding a touch of enchantment to your lacework or craft projects."

Material Creations

We take great pride in crafting a variety of handmade bags that cater to the specific needs of lace bobbin enthusiasts and crafters alike. Our collection includes bags designed exclusively for lace bobbins, providing a safe and stylish storage solution to keep your lace bobbins organized and protected.

In addition to lace bobbin bags, we also offer a diverse range of handmade bags designed for various crafting accessories. These bags are thoughtfully designed to accommodate your craft supplies, ensuring they are easily accessible and well-organized. Whether you need a bag for your sewing notions, embroidery tools, or other crafting essentials, we have you covered.

Our commitment to quality and craftsmanship shines through in every product we create, ensuring that you have the best tools and storage solutions to support your crafting passion."

Angela Daymond

I am a devoted textile artist and educator, with a deep-seated passion for both kantha stitching and the art of natural dyeing. These two creative realms hold equal places in my heart, and I find immense joy in sharing my expertise with fellow enthusiasts. My journey into the world of sewing and textiles was guided by my mother, and my fond memories include my children's Holly Hobby sewing machine, which fueled my early interest in this craft.

Rarely will you see me without a needle in hand, as I relish any opportunity to immerse myself in the soothing act of stitching. What captivates me about kantha work is its elegant simplicity. Armed with just a needle, thread, and fabric, I harness the power of the running stitch to craft abstract and representational images that brim with rich textures.

One of my specialisations lies in the use of woad, an ancient blue plant dye that has a storied history in Northern Europe. The prospect of working with a plant that has been cultivated for centuries fills me with a sense of wonder and reverence. It's a testament to the enduring beauty and versatility of natural materials in the realm of textile art."

mark francis

In 2019, my husband Clive nominated me to participate in the Great British Sewing Bee. I never expected to make it through the selection process, but to my surprise, I did, and it completely transformed my life. The time I spent in the sewing room, collaborating with an amazing group of creative, passionate, and hardworking individuals, both in front of and behind the camera, provided me with the motivation to make significant changes in my life and rekindle my passion for the things I adore. Now, I'm excited to introduce sewing patterns, haberdashery, and a variety of fabrics. As a devoted Dr. Who fan, I've even had the opportunity to use my craft to design and create a collection of garments inspired by the series, which I share with both myself and my clients.

Crafty-UK

Crafty-UK: Your Destination for Exceptional Acrylic Templates and Quilting Accessories.

Elevate your craft projects with a personal touch! Explore the world of Crafty-UK, where we provide an exquisite collection of acrylic templates and quilting accessories. Our acrylic templates are designed to make quilting and patchwork an enjoyable experience for all skill levels. Whether you're looking to add a unique touch to bags, decorations, or soft furnishings, Crafty-UK has everything you need. Each template is built to withstand the test of time, ensuring they accompany you on countless crafting adventures. Join us in enhancing your creativity today!

Sheepythings

My name is Alison White my business is called Sheepythings, which offers hand-crafted Sheep inspired products all
made from British Fleece. Perfect gifts to treat yourself or for any Knitter, Spinner, Weaver or anyone who loves sheep!
Extremely popular are the WORRY SHARING SHEEP they may help you sleep they certainly will make you smile!
They are very good for your well-being!
Other Sheep in the range are Sheep Earrings, including the new ‘flock of sheep earrings’, Sheep Dream Catchers,
Sheep Strings which include beads up-cycled from per-loved necklaces sourced from Charity shops and Sheep making
kits for those who would like to make your own flock of sheep.
I also creates a range of Textile wall art, which has been exhibited throughout the UK and internationally. The
bestselling 30x30cm Tree Pictures are the ‘EWE TREE’ and the ‘HABERDASHER TREE’. Larger pictures/hangings
are also available.
Tree pictures make the perfect gift for the people who have everything. They can be personalized by making them fit
any theme; work, hobbies or life style. Great end of year gifts for teachers too!

Make and Take With Sheepythings

Make your own FLOCK of TINY SHEEP

You will learn how to manipulate chenille stems (pipe cleaners) to
form a structure for each sheep, like a sculptors armature. You will then learn a wrapping
technique using British wool tops to complete your sheep. (No needles are involved) Once
you have completed your flock you will be shown examples of a variety of ways to take your
sheep further. How you could make them into Necklaces, Bracelets, Sheep strings etc. even
though your flock could be perfect ornaments or a gift for a friend just as they are.

Suitable for
beginners or anyone who fancies making a flock of sheep. Children aged 10 or over are
welcome if accompanied by a participating adult.

All this for just £10.00 and 1 hour of your time.

Book with Alison on the day of your visit.

The Lavender Lacemakers

Immerse yourself in the timeless artistry of hand-made bobbin lace, where each delicate thread weaves a tale of tradition and craftsmanship. We're dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of this ancient craft, meticulously crafting each piece with care and precision.

What sets us apart is our commitment to giving back. With every bobbin lace creation that finds a new home, we extend our support to those in need. This year, we're proud to partner with Young Carers, a charity close to our hearts, channeling proceeds from our sales to empower and uplift these deserving individuals.

Indulge in the beauty of bobbin lace while making a meaningful difference. Join us on this journey of artistry, heritage, and generosity."

Tudor Rose Patchwork

Welcome to Tudor Rose Patchwork, where we pride ourselves on more than just an extensive selection of top-notch thread craft products. Nestled within our vibrant community, you'll discover a team of passionate individuals dedicated to providing unparalleled expertise and services.

Our staff members are not only knowledgeable about our vast array of products but are also committed to ensuring that your experience with us is nothing short of exceptional. Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or just starting on your crafting journey, our friendly team is here to offer guidance, support, and personalized recommendations tailored to your needs.

But that's not all - at Tudor Rose Patchwork, we go beyond mere transactions. We foster a nurturing environment where creativity thrives, thanks to our team of talented tutors. These skilled individuals bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, offering a diverse range of workshops and classes to help you hone your skills and explore new techniques.

Whether you're looking to master the art of free-motion embroidery, delve into the intricacies of patchwork quilting, or simply seeking inspiration for your next project, our tutors are here to empower and guide you every step of the way.