Yes, it's that time of year again. All around the country stitchers are furiously finishing pieces ready to hang in their end of course/term exhibitions. Other committments have meant that we aren't able to attend some that we have previously supported, however there are two that I would like to recommend if it is at all possible for you to attend.
The first is that of Eastleigh College at the Cranbury Annexe. It runs from Thursday to Saturday 2nd - 4th July.
Thursday 6pm - 9pm
Friday 10am - 3pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
Cranbury Centre, Cranbury Road, Eastleigh, SO50 5HG and there is a map here It is within easy walking distance of the rail station. Telephone 023 8032 2140
We have visited this exhibition for many years. The standard is always high and it is well worth a visit. Please note that there will not be a shop there on the Saturday.
The next event not to be missed is on Sunday 5th July. Urchfont Manor are holding their annual Open Day. Be warned, it will be well attended, and rightly so.
This year Urchfont Manor is proudly hosting an Embroidery and Textile Open Day to showcase the work in a range of disciplines and to celebrate the City & Guilds Student Graduations. Meet the Tutors and current Students and discover why studying at Urchfont Manor is so special.
All this and traders too..... Open for 10am - 3pm, lunch is available if you would like it, and so too are other refreshments throughout the day. Urchfont is just outside Devizes in Wiltshire and there is a map here
Did you know that historical Urchfont Manor now has it's own Wikipedia page?
On Monday 6th July the Embroiderers' Guild branch at Marlborough, also in Wiltshire, is hosting an Open Meeting at which Richard Box is the speaker. This too comes highly recommended, especially as Richard is such a good speaker. It will be well attended, so make sure you have a seat by arriving in good time. The meeting starts at 2pm and more information about the venue can be found here.
If you visit any of these events on a day that we are there don't forget to come along and introduce yourself. You will find us on the Winifred Cottage stand, and you will see that we sell far more than is listed online. If you can't manage to make a visit email for a price list to see how much more we sell.....