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2013 will be our 12th year of the West of England Bead Fair held at Wincanton Racecourse, Somerset.  We have also added many other venues . Visit www.westofenglandevents.co.uk for the latest information and ticket prices.

Visiting us to attend one of our workshops or just for a relaxing break? The following excellent Bead & Breakfast establishments offer free parking :

The Chalet  can be found at http://www.thechalet.biz , email enquiries@thechalez.biz Tel: 01747 853945

The Retreat at http://www.the-retreat.org.uk, email at.retreat@virgin.net Tel: 01747 850372

If you haven't already visited or joined Workshop on the Web with Maggie Grey do pay the site a visit. There are wonderful colour pages of techniques and articles by well known textile artists. http://www.workshopontheweb.com articles, traders mall and more.

Interested in bead work and would like to join the Beadworkers Guild?  Have a look at the web site http://www.beadworkersguild.org.uk for up-to-date events.  Telephone 0870 2001250  for membership details or visit the web site.

Shrink Plastic is great fun and you can achieve lots of interesting textures and shapes with this plastic.  We stock it in the shop in clear, translucent, black and canvas white.  Have a look at www.luckysquirrel.com for inspirational ideas.

Selvedge Magazine... offers the world's finest textile photography, unparalleled design and peerless writing. Open a copy of Selvedge and you sense there is a philosophy that Selvedge readers subscribe to. A belief system based on a cerebral and sensual addiction to textiles in all forms. Readers share a belief in the importance of their material surroundings and a passion for the beautiful and beautifully made. Our aim is simple: to provide a textile publication which fits seamlessly into their creative lifestyle. Directed towards an international, discerning audience, Selvedge covers fine textiles in every context: fine art, interiors, fashion, travel and shopping http://www.selvedge.org/

Websites

If you haven't already paid the Beadfairies web page a visit check it out at http://members.home.net/sdsantan/beadfairies.html.  A comprehensive listing of bead shops, catalogues, links, tips, reviews and more from around the world and eclectic bead information.

We will be putting some of our favourite web sites here for you to have a look at.   If you have any that you would like us to put up please e-mail us with them.

Beadschool

Beadschool http://www.beadschool.co.uk is a site packed with information and inspiration for beadwork. There are video beadwork tutorials by Melanie de Miguel, on Tips & Tricks, Materials, Techniques and Projects. You can find designs and projects in the Gallery, and there are project instructions and kits in the online shop

The Batty Beaders

Are you interested in beading? Do you have a project on the go or just need some advice and encouragement? Then why not join the Batty Beaders. We are a friendly group of enthusiastic beaders, some batty, and we meet once a month at the stitchncraft studio from 10.30 - 12.30.  All abilities are more than welcome. Cost £1.00 for coffee and biscuits. Ring 01747 830666 for dates

The Berkshire Beaders

This is a group of friendly beaders who meet on the third Monday evening of each month from 7.30 - 9.30pm in the Kirby Room, St. Lukes Church, Englefield, Theale, Reading (close to M4 junction 12).  During the year they have a varied programme with 4 - 5 Saturday workshops in addition to the monthly meeting. 

E Mail enquiries to contact@berkshire-beaders.org.uk. Web site : http://www.berkshire-beaders.org.uk

The Beadworkers Guild

The Guild publishes a quarterly magazine full of ideas, how to's, letters, projects and supplies. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience in beading it is a useful way of increasing your knowledge in beading and also making lots of new friends along the way.

If you would like to join the Guild or require more information call 0870 200 1250 or come into the shop for an application form. Check out the web site at http://www.beadworkersguild.org.uk

Facets of Avalon

Facets of Avalon is a boutique showcasing the hand painted silk of Jan Billings and Knitted Wire Jewellery of Rachel Reilly. The mother and daughter team have been creating together since 1999

Kits & Cabochons

Kits and Cabochons is a family business based in the Garden of England. Crafting is so much fun, we believe that everyone should enjoy it. So we have set up Kits and Cabochons to bring you a series of fun and quirky kits to inspire and teach.

Dairy House Antiques

An exciting new event combining Textiles, Vintage Clothing, Decorative Antiques and many other treasures to be held at Dairy House Antiques

An opportunity to browse and purchase from renowned West Country textile and costume dealers who will be joining some of the Dairy House sellers. All welcome, Free admission and ample free parking

Further details from Sue Meager 07834 773944, Liz van Hasselt 07879 428654, or check for updates on the Dairy House blog:http://www.dairyhouseantiques.blogspot.com

You can visit the Dairy House Antiques websiteHere

Workshops Milton Keynes

Are you interested in attending small beading friendly beading workshops? Do you live near Milton Keynes? If so click on the link below

www.carolsbeadingclasses.co.uk

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Susan Anne Luxury Cards
Exquisite hand crafted luxury cards for all occasions---each one is totally unique. Cards made to customers specifications if required.

More Than Words Handmade Cards & Stationery
A Beautiful selection of handmade greeting cards and stationery for any occasion. Bespoke service available. Fast and friendly service.

Cheryls Cards and Lace
Beautiful greetings cards at a fraction of high street prices. Also handmade lace items including bookmarks medalions and doilies

Pythouse Kitchen Garden - Shop and Cafe

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Cross Stitch Chart Heavena
I design all types of cross stitch charts. These are either sent via email as pdf files or printed and mailed. If there is a certain type of chart you want simply email me and I will see if I can design you it.

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