Events

Events

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July Charisma Beadshow

21/07/2018

Shop Open Saturday 21st July 10am - 4pm

Our July  Beadshow is on Saturday 21st July from 10am to 4pm. Please feel free bring your current bead project and join us for coffee and a chat while you bead even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop! There are often free patterns available as well as all our wonderful beads to browse.

The event is held at the Westmill Community Cente, John Barker Place, Hitchin, SG5 2PG. John Barker Place is off Westmill Road then look for the Westmill Community Centre sign, drive down beside it and you will find us. There are also regular buses along Westmill Road and further details can be found at https://www.intalink.org.uk/


Fibre East Fair

28/07/2018

Fibre East British Natural Fibre & Craft Fair

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July, 2018, is the Fibre East British Natural Fibre & Craft Fair, held at Redborne School and Community College, Amptill, MK45 2NU.

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.

International Beading Week

01/08/2018

Fran Griffiths: Phoenix Necklace

To celebrate International Beading Week Charisma welcomes Fran Griffiths from Frangipani Beads, another international tutor resident in the UK,  to our teaching programme. For her first workshop with us, she will be teaching her amazing Phoenix necklace. Click to book.

The cost includes your lunch! This time our Charity lunch is to raise funds for The Bead Society of Great Britain, so £5 from the fee will be donated to The Society. Our usual menu, including my signature soup and pate, will be offered but special diets can be catered for.  (Our charity lunch in aid of the Guild will be on Friday 17th August as part of Liz Thornton's 2-day workshop. Click for details.)




August Charisma Beadshow

18/08/2018

Shop Open Saturday 18th August 10am - 4pm

Our August  Beadshow is on Saturday 18th August from 10am to 4pm. Please feel free bring your current bead project and join us for coffee and a chat while you bead even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop! There are often free patterns available as well as all our wonderful beads to browse.

Booking for Liz Thornton's workshop is now open. Click to book.

The event is held at the Westmill Community Cente, John Barker Place, Hitchin, SG5 2PG. John Barker Place is off Westmill Road then look for the Westmill Community Centre sign, drive down beside it and you will find us. There are also regular buses along Westmill Road and further details can be found at https://www.intalink.org.uk/







September Charisma Beadshow

08/09/2018

Shop open Saturday 8th September 10am - 4pm

Booking for the workshop with Shona Bevan is now open. Click to book

Our April Beadshow is on Saturday 8th September from 10am to 4pm. Please feel free bring your current bead project and join us for coffee and a chat while you bead even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop! There are often free patterns available as well as all our wonderful beads to browse.

The event is held at the Westmill Community Cente, John Barker Place, Hitchin, SG5 2PG. John Barker Place is off Westmill Road then look for the Westmill Community Centre sign, drive down beside it and you will find us. There are also regular buses along Westmill Road and further details can be found at https://www.intalink.org.uk/


Leeds Bead Fair

23/09/2018

Leeds Bead Fair

Forget the housework and come join us for a great day out, 23rd September 2018, for this year's Bead Fair!

The event, now in it's seventh year is always a great place for creative beaders.

With a fantastic selection of quality exhibitors makes this bead fair an inspiration and delight for beaders from far and wide. Creative demonstrations will run throughout the day.

Last year was a real buzz and this year will be too, so put next September in your diary, tell your friends and look forward to another great day!

Located in the easily accessible Holiday Inn, Garforth (usual location), with free parking, close to motorway and very easy to find (LS25 1LH)


Admission will only be £3, again and with a FREE goody bag, for the first 200 through the doors, it's a real bargain!


For more information visit www.autumnbeads.co.uk/

Haydock Park

30/09/2018

Haydock Park Racecourse, Autumn Bead Fair, 10.00am - 4.00pm

This is the second festival of the year.

Beads Up North bring you a Bead Festival with many retailers, workshops and 'Av a Go' tables. Held at Haydock Race Course, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 0HQ the event runs twice a year and we attend both events! This fun bead festival is a must for all Beadwork enthusiasts and suppliers.

Usual request - please tell us what beads you are hoping to buy ahead of time so we can make sure they get in the van.










Midland Bead Fair

14/10/2018

Midland Bead Fair

Oak Tree Crafts in association with our friends at Silvar Design have taken over the running of the Midland Bead Fair from West of England Events.

Through their hard work this has always been a successful fair which will continue at it's current venue in Hampton-in-Arden, near Solihull.

We look forward to welcoming you again and trust that you will have a great time.

For more information pop over to www.oaktreecrafts.com/beadfair/.


The Big Bead Show

20/10/2018

The Big Bead Show

The Big Bead Show Saturday 20th October, 2018 10am - 5pm. (The second of the two shows.)

Held at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ and organised by Ashdown Publishing The Big Bead Show runs twice a year. This is the biggest UK all Bead Show with a combination of retailers and artists to enjoy as well as workshops and demonstrations going on all day.

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.


October Charisma Beadshow

27/10/2018

Shop Open Saturday 27th October 10am - 4pm

Our October  Beadshow is on Saturday 27th October from 10am to 4pm. Please feel free bring your current bead project and join us for coffee and a chat while you bead even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop! There are often free patterns available as well as all our wonderful beads to browse.

The event is held at the Westmill Community Cente, John Barker Place, Hitchin, SG5 2PG. John Barker Place is off Westmill Road then look for the Westmill Community Centre sign, drive down beside it and you will find us. There are also regular buses along Westmill Road and further details can be found at https://www.intalink.org.uk/

Cheshire Bead Fair

04/11/2018

Nantwich Bead Fair, Cheshire, 4 November. 10.00am - 4.00pm

The second 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

Festiwool 2018

10/11/2018

Festiwool 2018

Festiwool 2018 :- to be held at Hitchin's Priory School, Bedford Road, Hitchin, SG5 2UR.

Lots of things for Knitters - wool, accessories, etc. and we are taking our beads-for-knitters along!



For more information visit www.festiwool.com




November Charisma Beadshow

17/11/2018

Shop Open Saturday 17th November 10am - 4pm

Our November  Beadshow is on Saturday 17th November from 10am to 4pm. Please feel free bring your current bead project and join us for coffee and a chat while you bead even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop! There are often free patterns available as well as all our wonderful beads to browse.

The event is held at the Westmill Community Cente, John Barker Place, Hitchin, SG5 2PG. John Barker Place is off Westmill Road then look for the Westmill Community Centre sign, drive down beside it and you will find us. There are also regular buses along Westmill Road and further details can be found at https://www.intalink.org.uk/

December Charisma Beadshow

08/12/2018

Shops open Saturday 14th April 10am - 4pm

Our December Beadshow is on Saturday 8th December from 10am to 4pm. Please feel free bring your current bead project and join us for coffee and a chat while you bead even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop! There are often free patterns available as well as all our wonderful beads to browse.

For this one-off Christmas event we welcome 'Spangles' to exhibit alongside Charisma. We will be in the main hall  of the Westmill Community Cente, John Barker Place, Hitchin, SG5 2PG. John Barker Place is off Westmill Road then look for the Westmill Community Centre sign, drive down beside it and you will find us. There are also regular buses along Westmill Road and further details can be found at https://www.intalink.org.uk/

Booking for the workshop with Carole Morris is now open and I will be supporting her with demonstrations throughout the day of my 'Odd-count Peyote Made Easy' technique.