Spring is finally here and so too are the confirmation emails for a flurry of dates for future events.
Daisy Florence Design is at:
Just Makers – Rhs Gardens Harlow Carr throughout March
April 15th – Designer Makers Market – The Witham, Barnard Castle
July 9th – Summer Art Fair – Samlesbury Hall, Preston
July 22 – 23 Art in the Pen, Thirsk
August 12 -13 Art n the Pen, Skipton
more dates to follow…
As Christmas approaches Daisy Florence Design will be attending a range of events including the following:
16,17 18th Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
Throughout Oct Just Makers at Ripley Castle
1st Chorley Handmade market, Chorley Town Hall, PR7 1DP
9th Pendle Art Fair, Pendle Heritage centre 11-4
Throughout Nov Just Makers at RHS Harlow Carr
11th 12th Wonderfully Made in Yorkshire, Silkstone Parish Church S75 4JN – Fri 10am – 8pm, Sat 10am – 6pm
26th Peace and Craft fair , Victoria Hall, Saltaire
27th Uppermill Civic Hall, Lee Street, Uppermill, OL3 6AE 11-4pm
2nd – 3rd Crossley Gallery at Dean Clough Fri Pv 5.30 – 7pm and Sat 10 – 5 pm
4th Etsy local – Leeds city museum
6th Fair trade and Christmas craft fair, Leeds University, Parkinson Building. 11- 3pm
11th Stalybridge Artisan Market 9am -2pm
Daisy Florence Design collections are also available at Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge, Artparade in Saltaire, Summerhouse in the Corn Exchange Leeds and now at Good to Be Home in Grassington. Also, for a limited time, at The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton on Trent and Winterbourne House and Gardens, Birmingham and West Yorkshire Print Workshop in Mirfield.
Online please visit www.folksy.com/shops/daisyflorencedesign
Just before I embark on a series of summer events I think you might be interested to see some new additions to the Daisy Florence Design collections.
(All available in my folksy shop )
Hand cut and stitched felt flowers
These pretty flowers began as a Mothers Day present I made several years ago for my Mum. They have been much admired, so I decided with all the felt off cuts I had accumulated from workshops I would begin making them in a range of colours.
Flower Garden notebooks
The designs are taken from sections of two large canvas artworks I created – they make really lovely notebooks to compliment the Daisy Florence Design greetings card range. There are 3 designs and each has an image which wraps around the front and back cover and are available in my Folksy shop
and finally …the Daisy Florence Design greetings card range has expanded too, there are now 12 designs available
The 3 new designs
Spring Summer 2016 events
A quick update with some new events and new adventures for Daisy Florence Design.
April 16th Penistone Spring Fair
May 1st Great Ouseburn Spring Fair
May 15th Stockport Artisan Market
June 5th Victoria Baths spring craft fair, Manchester
June 17, 18, 19 Art in the Pen, Carlisle (Pen 390)
June 26 Art in the Market, York
July 3rd Crafted by Hand, Masham
July 16th Manchester Cathedral Craft Fair
July 22, 23 ,24 Art in the Pen, Thirsk (Pen 36)
Aug 12,13,14 Art in the Pen, Skipton (Pen 153)
Sept 16,17,18 Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
Disappointingly the Handmade Sheffield event has been cancelled by the organisers 😦
Where to see Daisy Florence Design – Spring and Summertime events 2016
March 1 Spring fair Leeds University
March 3 – April 5th Just Makers Bath House, RHS Gardens, Harlow Carr, Harrogate
March 5 Handmade Market Chorley Town Hall
March 13 Womens Day Fair Courthouse, Otley
May 14 / 15 Handmade Sheffield Octogon Centre, Sheffield
June 18/19 Art in the Pen* Carlisle
July 23 /24 Art in the Pen* Thirsk
Aug 13 / 14 Art in the Pen* Skipton
More dates being added, but please pop over to my FB page for regular updates and my shop on Folksy if you cannot get to my events.
2016 to date, has been a real mixture of ups and downs.
Sadly the Boxing Day floods badly affected one of my much loved stockists – Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge. They are going through a long drying out process, but are determined to be back ready for the sunshine months to come. Good luck to Alison and her team and indeed to all businesses devastated by flooding. There’s never been a more crucial time to start supporting independent businesses and with this in mind, I made my New Year’s Resolution to shop with more independents!
On a second trip to Hebden since the floods, when it was simply pouring with rain again, there were cafes open and a good mix of shops re opening , some had pop-up shops within other shops as a temporary measure. Pay them a visit just as soon as you can, they need to know they are not forgotten!
Daisy Florence Design now has a new stockist ‘Summerhouse’ in Leeds at the magnificent Corn Exchange.
The Corn Exchange has undergone management changes over the last few years, not all positive, however I was delighted to see that there are now many new independent shops back under the Corn Exchange roof! It really is a fantastic place to visit and pick up something a little different from what you’d find on the high street and, of course, to see the breathtaking architecture of the building!
I am delighted to announce that I was selected for a complimentary stand at Handmade Sheffield in May – an exciting opportunity and I am waiting to hear further news about the event which I will share with you just as soon as I can!