Events

Events

As an asthmatic I am now self-isolated so from now on I will be using Parcel2Go because they collect. Although I may post out less frequently, maybe only once a week, I will be having more frequent deliveries from the warehouse as I know how many of you are relying on me for your occupational therapy supplies, though they are going to sit in their box for 72 hours before I touch them! All in house events are also cancelled until further notice. It's a bugger!! If you live outside the UK please contact me for a P&P quote before you order, it's going to be expensive!

UFO Beaders

06/04/2020

UFO Beaders 2 - 6pm

This event is cancelled

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'UFO Beaders'  from 2pm to 6pm for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch.  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

PHD Beaders

17/04/2020

PHD Beaders 10am - 4pm

This event is cancelled

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'PHD Beaders'  from 10am to 4pm for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch.  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

April Charisma Open House

18/04/2020

Shop Open Saturday 18th April 2020 10am - 4pm

This event is cancelled

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'Saturday Beaders'  for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop!  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

Beads up North Beading Festival

26/04/2020

Beads up North Beading Festival

This event is cancelled

The first of two shows held at Haydock Racecourse. Now including a lace and textile exhibition.

Free parking, refreshments available and reasonable entry fee. Lots to see and do!

Full details can be found at www.beadsupnorth.co.uk

As always we will take as many beads as we can but please feel free to email us before the day with any specific beads you would like us to include in the display.

The Great British Bead Show

03/05/2020

Bead Bazaar Sunday 3rd May 2020 10am - 3pm

A superb annual event held at The Staverton Park Hotel, Staverton, Daventry, NN11 6JT.

Hosted by The Beadworker's Guild of Great Britain the Bazaar is the culmination of three days of beading and fun.

Full details can be found on the Guild website.

As always we will take as many beads as we can but please feel free to email us before the day with any specific beads you would like us to include in the display.

UFO beaders

04/05/2020

UFO Beaders 2 - 6pm

This event is cancelled

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'UFO Beaders'  from 2pm to 6pm for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch.  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

PHD Beaders

15/05/2020

PHD Beaders 10am - 4pm

This event is cancelled

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'PHD Beaders'  from 10am to 4pm for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch.  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

May Charisma Open House

16/05/2020

Shop Open Saturday 16th May 10am - 4pm

This event is cancelled

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'Saturday Beaders'  for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop!  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

Jean Power workshop

05/06/2020

Treasure Links

We welcome Jean Power for the first of two workshops she is teaching here at Charisma Beads.

Full details and to book please click here.






Cheshire Bead Fair

07/06/2020

Cheshire Bead Fair, Nantwich

This event is cancelled

Nantwich Bead Fair, Cheshire, 7th June 2020. 10.00am - 4.00pm

The first of two in Nantwich, Cheshire.

Held at the Nantwich Civic Hall, where there is lots of parking, this is an opportunity to see beads 'in the flesh', so to speak.

With over twenty traders, there will be something for everyone.

For more information, visit www.beadyfairs.co.uk

As always we will take as many beads as we can but please feel free to email us before the day with any specific beads you would like us to include in the display.

UFO Beaders

15/06/2020

UFO Beaders 2 - 6pm

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'UFO Beaders'  from 2pm to 6pm for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch.  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

This event will be held in the craft room at 58, Burford Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2XE. Burford Way is the northernmost road of the Westmill Estate. If you are driving and coming from Hitchin, we are the last turning on the left off Bedford Road, just past the Priory School. If you are coming in the other way, down the A600, we are the first turning on the right after the mini roundabout at Ickleford (don't be misled by the road on your right at that roundabout being called Westmill Lane). Number 58 is on the right just past a bus stop, which is also on the right. We have some parking places in front of the house and there is plenty of on-street parking as well.

If you have any problems please phone us as we may be able to arrange lift-sharing for you.

PHD Beaders

19/06/2020

PHD Beaders 10am - 4pm

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'PHD Beaders'  from 10am to 4pm for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch.  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

This event will be held in the craft room at 58, Burford Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2XE. Burford Way is the northernmost road of the Westmill Estate. If you are driving and coming from Hitchin, we are the last turning on the left off Bedford Road, just past the Priory School. If you are coming in the other way, down the A600, we are the first turning on the right after the mini roundabout at Ickleford (don't be misled by the road on your right at that roundabout being called Westmill Lane). Number 58 is on the right just past a bus stop, which is also on the right. We have some parking places in front of the house and there is plenty of on-street parking as well.

If you have any problems please phone us as we may be able to arrange lift-sharing for you.

June Charisma Open House

20/06/2020

Shop Open Saturday 20th June 2020 10am - 4pm

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'Saturday Beaders'  for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop!  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

We can be found at 58, Burford Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2XE. Burford Way is the northernmost road of the Westmill Estate. If you are driving and coming from Hitchin, we are the last turning on the left off Bedford Road, just past the Priory School. If you are coming in the other way, down the A600, we are the first turning on the right after the mini roundabout at Ickleford (don't be misled by the road on your right at that roundabout being called Westmill Lane). Number 58 is on the right just past a bus stop, which is also on the right. We have some parking places in front of the house and there is plenty of on-street parking as well.

Fibre East Fair

25/07/2020

Fibre East British Natural Fibre & Craft Fair

Saturday 25th and Sunday 27th July 2020, is the Fibre East British Natural Fibre & Craft Fair, held at Redborne School and Community College, Amptill, MK45 2NU. This year they are celebrating their 10th anniversary. A show not to be missed.

Whether you are looking to discover a brand new craft and you are starting from scratch or perfecting a skill that you have been honing for a number of years Fibre-East have the perfect toolbox of experts and equipment to assist you. Ever wondered how many spinners it takes to ‘feed’ a weaver?

Well come and find out! Two Guilds have joined forces for the weekend and you are welcome to sit and card fleece to assist, or even spin for a while.

Our visitors have one thing in common: passion. We love to welcome novices who have just begun to take an interest in craft and wish to learn more. We also welcome those who have long mastered their craft but want to share their expertise or stock up on beautiful supplies from our rich assortment of artisan producers.

No crafter is too young or too old, too experienced or too new to craft. We are a welcoming and friendly show where help and advice is in abundance.  We aim to enable the continuation of the crafts of hand spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving, felting and crochet to name but a few.

For more details visit www.fibre-east.co.uk/ where you will be able to see much more information.

IBW

28/07/2020

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IBW

30/07/2020

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Shona Bevan workshop

01/08/2020

Crystal Frames Bracelet

Postponed from March

Welcome to Shona Bevan who will be teaching her brand new design "Crystal Frames".

The Crystal Frames bracelet is an eye-catching design that is fun to make and comfortable to wear.  This slinky bracelet is composed of a set of square beaded frames embellished with two sizes of Swarovski crystal bicones.  Whether you opt for a tasteful monochrome colour palette or a more vibrant selection of crystals this piece will make any outfit sparkle.

Students will learn how to make square beaded frames and embellish them with Swarovski crystal bicones before connecting them into a bracelet with an integral beaded clasp.

This project is suitable for Intermediate level students who are confident with peyote stitch.
Click to book


Surrey Bead Fair

05/09/2020

Surrey Bead Fair, Merstham, RH1 3ED

Once again, the East Surrey Bead Fair is being held at the Village Hall, Station Road North, Merstham RH1 3ED.

With a wide range of traders, coming from all over England, there will be something for everyone.

It will be open between 10:00am and 3:00pm, with refreshments available.

For more details, see www.oldbicycleshop.co.uk/East-Surrey-Bead-Fair/I15.htm

As always we will take as many beads as we can but please feel free to email us before the day with any specific beads you would like us to include in the display.