back in the workshop this week, picking up all the threads from last weekend's marvellous GNCCF. had a brilliant time meeting customers, catching up with old friends and skipping around Manchester. one of my first jobs this week is to launch this new men's luxury shave kit on my website and Etsy shop following the launch at the GNCCF. I think this one is going to prove a very popular special personalised gift for Christmas this year. anyone on your list that might need one of these?
Looking to the next big event, Lustre in Nottingham. I'll be posting details and timings shortly
what a marvellous evening we had at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair yesterday for the special preview evening opening. it's the first time we've been in the beautiful new venue next to the Science Museum in Manchester. I launched 3 new products at the show - a luxury shaving kit, twine holder and a bottle carrier, all were well received and I think a couple of Christmas presents were purchased! the new products and more will be added to my website shortly
still a few more days left to catch the show as it is running until Sunday 15th October if you want to come and say hello!
my next big event is the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair next week. it's one of my favourite shows of the year, set in the heart of Manchester and showcasing some of the most talented and inspiring makers.
I love catching the train over with my friends first thing in the morning, all talking ten to the dozen, scurrying through the quiet streets and seeing the many familiar faces. it's exhausting and exhilarating at the same time so if you're anywhere near Upper Campfield Market from the 12th to the 15th of Oct make sure to come and see us.
After the joy of teaching a lovely two day course last weekend, this week I have been back to making stock, stock and more stock, including several versions of this chap.
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so chuffed to be teaching these talented and imaginative students once again. this time we have been making bottle carriers, as these students have participated in several previous courses, I wanted to give them a really fiendishly tricky project this time, they had to cut their own patterns and mark and cut their own leather, before working out the process and making design choices. loads of eye rolling and cups of tea later everyone finished their beautiful carriers and much giddyness was had all round!
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