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Lilac barn is a studio situated in the heart of the Somerset levels. It offers courses in upholstery, still life oil painting, soft furnishings, patchwork, quilting and furniture painting. The classes for beginners and improvers are both fun and informative and a very high standard of work is achieved by all students with the expert tuition on offer. Easy access from M5 Further details on website www.lilacbarn.co.uk
01823 698707
cherry@lilacbarn.co.uk
Jampot & Sunday is a London based maker of exceptional cashmere blankets. Manufactured and hand finished in the England by local craftsmen and women using traditional techniques, all our blankets are made from the finest Mongolian fibres and are loomed, woven and hand finished in Halifax, Yorkshire. The blankets are edged by hand with a sturdy blanket stitch and signed with our initials, J&S, a symbol of our enduring commitment to quality. We think these are the softest, lightest and warmest blankets you will ever own.
+44 7841 475 200
contact@jampotandsunday.com
DIAMOND SPARKLE FOR CHRISTMAS. Gold Arts Jewellers of Brighton guarantee to add sparkle to your Christmas, with beautiful diamond jewellery. Choose the perfect gift from our collections of diamond, gemstone, pearl and antique jewellery. From classic to contemporary we have designs to suit all or commission a bespoke design for a truly individual gift.
01273 203178
enquiries@goldarts.co.uk
Leather Courses Britain offer professional and friendly leather work courses all of which are suitable for beginners. Visit the website to learn more about our popular bag making course which teaches you how to make your own beautiful leather tote, messenger or satchel, or come and join us on the 'Taster Day' or 'Mask Making' course. All the courses are completely ‘hands on’ with plenty of support and encouragement as you learn your new skill". www.leathercoursesbritain.com
01437 563110
courses@leathercoursesbritain.com
Located just south of Newbury in Berkshire and close to Highclere Castle (the home of Downton Abbey) this ultimate country hotel is ideal for exploring the local thatched villages, gardens and the ancient cities of Salisbury and Winchester. The hotel’s restaurant is famous for its tasting menus. Overnight breaks with seven course tasting dinner and afternoon tea are available from £159 per room.
01264 736444
info@esseborne-manor.co.uk
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Surrey’s biggest Christmas Fair at Farnham Maltings arts centre, expanding to two days of festive fun on Tuesday 09 & Wednesday 10 December. Visit the bustling marketplace featuring over 150 stands specialising in bespoke gifts, handmade crafts and one-off stocking fillers. New for this year, take part in bookable and drop-in craft workshops for all ages and levels, stop by the dedicated food emporium, or refuel between shopping with a Christmas Afternoon Tea, featuring sweet treats including cranberry scones, spiced biscuits and mince pies.
01252 745444
lucia.genziani@farnhammaltings.com
Peter Lanyon offers a range of green wood furniture courses from the Devon Green Wood Centre on the beautiful South Devon coast. Courses include a two-day stool course, traditional country chair making, creative seating and even a dining table course. Using traditional tools and techniques, and local materials, you will craft a beautiful and unique piece of furniture to take home. All the courses suit both beginners, and those wishing to take the craft further.
07814 470432
Peterlanyon63@gmail.com
This new Uradale Bear is made from organic Shetland wool, coloured with natural vegetable dyes and has full traceability back to the individual field on Uradale Croft, on which it was grown. Available in six heritage colours with hand-knitted scarves or shawls.
01595 694004
Eddie from Blithfield Willowcrafts has been working with willow for years using the traditional skills and knowledge passed onto him by his father. Now he wants to pass these on to you! He runs 1 or 2 day courses at his workshop in the heart of Staffordshire, where you will be able to learn the art of basket making, willow sculptures or anything that takes your fancy.
01889 500696 / 07528150756
blithfieldwillowcrafts@gmail.com
For more than 30 years Jen Jones has welcomed visitors from all over the world to her enchanting 1730s Cottage Shop full to the rafters with Welsh quilts, blankets and other textiles. Jen prides herself in offering unsurpassed variety and a consistently high standard together with the best value for money.
01570 480 610
quilts@jen-jones.com
Assington Mill, set in beautiful Suffolk countryside between Colchester and Sudbury, offers over 55 different short 1-3 day courses, mainly on rural skills and crafts, at very reasonable prices. Fees include home-made lunch, biscuits and cakes. Have a look at our website, www.assingtonmill.com, for full details. We can also send you a gift voucher for whatever amount you want to give. This way, s/he can choose which course appeals.
01787 229955
info@assingtonmill.com
The Eastbourne Antiques Centre situated at 210 Terminus Road Eastbourne has just celebrated its 2nd year of successful of trading. The centre is home to an excellent selection of antiques and collectables having 47 cabinets which are serviced by very experienced dealers and also by the centres owner Mr Paul Klein and his wife Bianca. Paul, who has been involved in antiques for over 40 years, has his own spectacular collection of antiques and also deals in fine jewellery, silver and gem stones.
01323 810722
Retroworld specialise in selling iconic pieces of Vintage Furniture, Lighting & Homeware from the 1950's - 70's. With ever changing stock arriving from all over the UK & Europe this really is the only Vintage Shop you will need to visit!! Selling to individuals, interior designers and T.V.& Theatrical companies for over 15 years retroworld has a wealth of knowledge that can help you find that all important piece that will finish off your Vintage look. With many happy customers you are assured of both quality vintage pieces and great customer service. Viewings at their Warehouse is by appointment or go to www.retroworldonline.co.uk and follow the link to to find what they currently have for sale in their ebay Shop.
07989 017957
Francis & Jellyman use traditional skills in fine bone china manufacturing. A skilled workface spends many hours handcrafting the finest bone china available. It is this that puts them at the pinnacle of fine bone china manufacturing and design. All of its products are entirely manufactured in England and they attract famous names from across the world to experience their high quality. His Royal Highness Prince Charles was presented with a tea service when he opened their showroom at Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent.
01782 899910
hello@francisandjellyman.co.uk
Robert Mills Ltd is one of the oldest and largest suppliers of architectural & decorative antiques and reclamation in the UK. Over 1000 fully catalogued items, ranging from unusual furniture and lighting to grand entryways and large panelled rooms, can be viewed online or in their 30,000 square feet warehouse in central Bristol.
0117 955 6542
info@rmills.co.uk
Dating back to 1080, and nestled in the heart of the exclusive Minster Quarter, Grays Court is a true hidden gem. Boasting a quintessentially English country garden surrounded by the city walls, and eight luxurious en-suite bedrooms, the house is steeped in history and character. A country house in the heart of the city, Grays Court promises an unforgettable stay in almost a thousand years of history.
01904 612613
Come and experience our embroidery courses throughout the year at Hampton Court Palace and on regular dates in Exeter, Bristol, Rugby, Durham and Glasgow. Learn traditional hand embroidery techniques in our small friendly classes with expert tuition. Enjoy meeting like-minded people. Everyone welcome; introductory courses for beginners and advanced classes to develop existing skills.
+44 (0)20 3166 6938
enquiries@royal-needlework.org.uk
Chatsworth Estate is pleased to present a range of high quality garden furniture for sale. Each piece is made to order and sizes/designs can be altered to suit. Commissions also taken. Item shown is House & Gardens seat.
01246 565371
carpenters@chatsworth.org
Orchid’s diverse collections are essentially Oriental, comprising restored Chinese antiques and contemporary hand-made lacquered wood furniture. Orchid offers creativity and innovation through captivating furniture, lighting & accessories – all to enhance the individuality of the home. Purchase in substantial London & Hampshire stores as well a website which simply oozes charm.
Enjoy four stunning state rooms beautifully decorated in vintage style for the festive season. Immerse yourself in the magnificent interiors, amongst extraordinary treasures, blended with just a touch or two of eccentricity. Saturday 6 December to Monday 2 January, 11am - 3pm. £5 per person (admission for NT members Free). Get Christmas wrapped up at the Petworth House Christmas Fair, and find the perfect gifts for all your friends and family with over one hundred stalls to browse. Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 November, 10.30am - 3.30pm. £5 adults, children Free
01798 342207
petworth@nationaltrust.org.uk
At VenetianBlinds.co.uk you will find a wide range of custom made metal and wooden venetian blinds, including special finishes such as high gloss, hammered, perforated, and patterns. Their website offers instant quotes for any window size and you can order free slat samples to test with your colour scheme at home.
0844 776 2069
Stitching is a fulfilling and creative hobby and Beth Russell has designed over 90 high quality needlepoint kits ranging from rugs to miniatures. Inspired by William Morris, the Arts and Crafts Movement and her own exquisite collection of Victorian line drawings, there are designs for all levels of needlepoint skill from beginners to experienced stitchers. All the kits are printed in colour on high quality Zweigart canvas and supplied with gold-eyed needles and traditional Appleton wools. Beth has just launched her updated website to show the full range online. With easy navigation, fabulous new images and a secure shopping basket, it is sure to inspire! A catalogue is also available.
(020)-7798-8151
info@bethrussellneedlepoint.com
Ecclesall Woods Craft Courses are based in the extensive and beautiful Ecclesall Woods, Sheffield. There is a dedicated craft area for the various courses which range from pole lathe turning to cider making. All of the courses are run and managed by specialist craft and woodworking experts. This is enhanced by working in small groups, so as places are limited it is essential to book early.
01142356348
contact@ecclesallwoodscraftcourses.co.uk
Personalise an oilcloth apron as a deliciously practical gift. Pinnikity aprons are completely wipe clean including your personalised message, so they are a great choice for messy cooks. Available in a range of adult and children’s sizes and matching gift sets. Homes & Antiques readers can enjoy 15% discount off Pinnikity aprons when using the code ‘ANTIQUES15’
07989717072
Every Quercus bed is beautifully handcrafted in Nottinghamshire using traditional methods and materials. Our craftsmen only ever handpick the finest light character grade oak, which is at least 150-200 years old. Each Quercus bed is handmade to order and comes with free delivery and installation, as well as a 10 year guarantee. All Quercus beds, including sleigh beds and four poster beds are available up to 8ft wide. A made to measure service is also available.
01777 869 669
info@quercusbeds.co.uk
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