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Evancliffe Leathercraft join “The Makers” at the Heritage Craft Association

Evencliffe Leathercraft join "The Makers" at the Heritage Crafts Association
Evencliffe Leathercraft join “The Makers” at the Heritage Crafts Association

Evancliffe Leathercraft have become Organisation / Business Members of the Heritage Crafts Association and have been listed on “The Makers” craft directory.

Heritage Crafts Association (HCA)

The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) is a membership organisation who’s members include craft organisations and groups, such as charities supporting crafts, groups of makers from a region and groups interested in a particular craft. The HCA receive no government funding.

The Makers

The Makers is a showcase for Heritage Crafts Association members who are practising craftspeople.

It is also a place to search for open workshops to visit, to find craftspeople to demonstrate at fêtes and fairs and to find craftspeople who teach their craft and share their expert knowledge.

The Heritage Crafts Association is registered with the Charity Commission as charity number 1159208

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Evancliffe Leathercraft Listing at “The Makers”.

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Auckland Castle Craft Skills Festival

Auckland Castle Crafts Skill Festival 2017
Auckland Castle Crafts Skill Festival 2017

Auckland Castle Craft Skills Festival

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September 2017 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Free Entry

Suitable for the whole family.

Heritage Crafts

See blacksmithing and stained glass demonstrations, talk to the experts and try your hand at a range of heritage building and traditional crafts including leatherwork, weaving, pottery, stone carving and much more.

Food & Activities

There will  be food and craft stalls and children’s activities all weekend.

Tours

Take the opportunity to peek inside the Castle in their Behind the Scene’s Tours running at 10.30 and 1pm  or their St Peter’s Chapel Tours running from 10am-4pm all weekend. For this weekend only the Chapel will look even more stunning than usual as it is filled with beautiful floral arrangements to celebrate a Week in Flowers.

More Information…

 

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Northumbria Blood Bikes Open Day

Northumbria Blood Bikes Open Day at Dobbies Garden Centre Ponteland.
Northumbria Blood Bikes Open Day – Dobbies Garden Centre – Ponteland – Sunday 20th August 2017 – 10am – 4pm

Northumbria Blood Bikes Open Day

Sunday 20th August 2017 – 10am – 4pm

Dobbies Garden Centre, Street House Farm, Ponteland, Newcastle. NE20 9BT

Attractions:

  • Face painter
  • Ice Cream Van
  • Children’s Rides
  • Inflatables
  • Army Recruitment
  • Helite Air Vests
  • Craft Stalls
  •  Much Much More!

Northumbria Blood Bikes:

Northumbria Blood Bikes is a registered charity established by local volunteers to deliver essential blood and urgent medical supplies, out of hours, between hospitals and other healthcare sites in North East England. They cover Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Darlington.

The Northumbria Blood Bikes fleet will be on display throughout the day plus their training officer will be holding a slow riding session between 12 Noon & 2pm!

Evancliffe Leathercraft will have our own  Green & White Gazebo with us so keep an eye out for it!

We will be selling our hand crafted Leatherwork and offering the opportunity for you to try Leather Stamping.  We will also be happy to discuss commissions and demonstrating how we hand stitch leather.

 

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Intoxicating Teas – The Bay Horse Hotel, Wolsingham

Intoxicating Teas & Crafts at The bay Horse Hotel Wolsingham
Intoxicating Teas & Crafts at The bay Horse Hotel Wolsingham

Intoxicating Teas – 3:30pm till Late
17th December 2016 – The bay Horse Hotel, Wolsingham

 

Book an Intoxicating Tea or just come along to view the Craft Stalls at this increasingly popular local event.

To book your Intoxicating Tea call the Bay Horse Hotel direct on  01388 526565. 

Intoxicating Teas cost £20.00 and include Prosecco on arrival, a Savoury and Cake Stand, Vodka Jelly and a Pot of Cocktail to share!

If you don’t want an Intoxicating Tea you come and view the Craft Stalls FREE of charge! The bar will be open as normal.

Stalls include:

Hand Crafted Leatherwork by Evancliffe Leathercraft, Sand Art and Hand Made Cushions.

Bay Horse Facebook Page

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Durham Creatives – Meet the Buyer

Durham Creatives - Meet The Buyer - Durham Dales Centre - 3rd November 2016
Durham Creatives – Meet The Buyer – Durham Dales Centre – 3rd November 2016

Durham Dales Centre, Stanhope. DL13 2FJ.

3rd November 2016 – 10:00am – 1:00pm

Are you the owner or manager of a shop, gallery or cafe that sells or wants to sell beautiful quirky, handcrafted items?

If so then this FREE event is for you. Durham Creatives have a range of exciting designer makers lined up with all sorts from silver jewellery to glass, wood and leather crafts, knitted items and all sorts more looking forward to meeting you over fresh warm scones with tea or coffee on 3rd November in the beautiful setting of the Durham Dales Centre. 

 

If you are a potential buyer of hand crafted items you can find out more and book via the event’s Eventbrite Booking Page. Just click on the link.

 

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25th Celebration Day – Durham Dales Centre

Durham Dales Centre 25th
Durham Dales Centre 25th

Durham Dales Centre, Castle gardens, Stanhope, County Durham. DL13 2FJ

Saturday 1st October 2016 – 11am – 3pm.

The Durham Dales Centre is celebrating 25 years.

Come along and meet Spider Man, Snow White, Kids Crafts, Meet the Makers, Stanhope Fire Brigade, Air Ambulance, Mountain Rescue plus special offers and give aways. Don’t miss the fun!

Evancliffe Leathercraft will not just be selling our products here, but for a small fee you can stamp your own design onto a leather shape such as a bookmark, coaster or wristband and take it away with you!  We will also be running our popular “Stitch an Inch” activity where visitors can have a go at traditional Saddle Stitch.

You’ll find us in our new Green & White Tent!

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Auckland Castle Heritage Skills Festival

 

Auckland Castle Heritage Skill Festival
Auckland Castle Heritage Skill Festival

Saturday 15 October 2016 – Sunday 16 October 2016 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Auckland Castle, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham. DL14 7NR

Join a wide range of traditional building and craftspeople for the first Auckland Castle Heritage Skills Festival.

You can come and try a wide range of building and handcrafts and find out more about our heritage skills workshops running throughout 2016 and 17.

Pick up a gift from one of the craft stalls.

This is a FREE to enter event and no booking is required so please do drop in and have a go.
Suitable for the whole family.

Stamp Your Own with Evancliffe leathercraft

Evancliffe Leathercraft will not just be selling our products here, but for a small fee you can stamp your own design onto a leather shape such as a bookmark, coaster or wristband and take it away with you!  We will also be running our popular “Stitch an Inch” activity where visitors can have a go at traditional Saddle Stitch.

Auckland Castle heritage Skills Festival Event Details 

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Free Leatherwork Preston Park Christmas Bazaar – Sunday 6th December

 

Preston Park Museum Christmas Bazaar - 6th December 2015
Preston Park Museum Christmas Bazaar – 6th December 2015

 

 

 

 

Free Leatherwork Demonstration & Activities

Evancliffe Leathercraft in partnership with Preston Park Museum & Grounds and the HLF River Tees Rediscovered A Spirit of Place Project are pleased to announce that they will be providing FREE Leatherwork demonstrations and hands on activities at Preston Park’s Christmas Bazaar on Sunday 6th December 2015 from 10am – 4pm.


 

Hands On Leatherwork!

Adults and Children alike can have a go at creating their own unique leatherwork item with absolutely no charge for the activity thank’s to the generosity of the River Tees Rediscovered A Spirit of Place Project.

You will be able to choose what you want to decorate  from a number of leather items including:

  •  Wristbands
  • Bookmarks
  • Key Rings
  • Hair Barrettes
  • Festive Shapes

Stitch an Inch of leatherwork!

Try your hand at the traditional art of Saddle Stitch. Sit down and use a Stitching Pony to hold a piece of leather while hand stitching along the edge with saddlers needles and waxed linen thread. Find out how we get that nice neat evenly spaced stitching you see on quality hand crafted leather goods.

(Hands On & Stitch an Inch subject to availability.)


Range of Leatherwork!

Barrel Bag by Evancliffe Leathercraft
Barrel Bag by Evancliffe Leathercraft

Evancliffe lLeathercraft will have a range of leatherwork available to view and purchase. Items will include key rings, jewellery, coin purses, bags, waterbottles, tankards and more!


 Preston Park Christmas Bazaar!

The Preston Park Christmas Bazaar is open on Saturday & Sunday the 5th & 6th December 2015 from 10am – 4pm.

(Please note that Evancliffe Leathercraft will only be demonstrating leatherwork on Sunday 6th December.)

Enjoy a weekend full of festivities at Preston Park’s Traditional Christmas Bazaar on the Victorian Street.

  • Unique gifts for all the family from our hand-picked market stalls
  • Visit Father Christmas
  • Write a letter to the North Pole
  • Handcrafted wooden tree sculptures
  • Sample festive foodie delights
  • Heritage craft demonstrations

Preston Park Christmas Bazaar Event Information

 

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Leather Workshops at Hardwick Park’s Mongolian Yurt!

Belt & Journal Workshop - 14th November
Belt & Journal Workshop – 14th November

Leather  Workshops in The Yurt at Hardwick Park

Evancliffe Leathercraft have been invited by Hardwick Park to deliver Leather Workshops in their Mongolian Yurt.

The Hardwick Park Yurt, one of the largest in the region, can accommodate up to 60 people, however, numbers for the Leather Workshops we intend to host there will be much much smaller.  In fact, our Leather Workshops will each be aimed at a maximum of 5 people.

With colourful bunting and a wood-burning stove the weatherproof Yurt provides an ideal place for craft and educational activities even on a cold day!

The First Leather Workshops in The Hardwick Park Yurt

The first One Day Evancliffe Leathercraft Leather Workshops in the Yurt at Hardwick Park will start on the 14th November 2015.  Two workshops will run concurrently after sharing a joint introduction.  Up to 10 people can take part, with up to 5 people making a Hand Stitched Leather Belt and another 5 people (max) making a Hand Bound Leather Journal.

Belt Making Workshop (Introduction to Leatherwork)

Hand Crafted leather Belt with Brass Buckle
Hand Crafted Leather Belt with Brass Buckle

This one day Workshop will introduce you to the principles of hand crafted leatherwork through the making of your own hand stitched, hand dyedleather belt.

A Hands On workshop during which you will learn how to mark out, cut and dye veg tan leather to make a belt.  You will  then prepare it for stitching and practice the technique of saddle stitch.  The workshop will also show you how to burnish the edges of the belt and finish the leather.

Hand Bound Leather Journal Workshop

Leather Hand Bound Red Heart Notebook
Leather Hand Bound Journal

This hands-on workshop will teach you to make a hand bound leather journal from scratch.  Starting with a large sheet of paper you’ll be guided through the process of turning it into the individual pages of the journal, binding them together and adding a leather cover as well as a page marker.

You will be given the opportunity to dye the veg tan leather  to form the cover as well as adding decoration using embossing / stamping it if you wish.

What’s included

The price includes tuitionuse of tools and materials including the leather, buckles,  paper etc. dependant on the options chosen.  Tea & Coffee will be provided.  Please bring your own lunch and any soft drinks / snacks you  require, alternatively refreshments are available from the near by Hardwick Park Visitor’s Centre.

Information & Booking:

For more informationabout our Workshops in the Yurt at Hardwick Park please visit our website at: https://www.evancliffeleather.co.uk/training-workshops/

 

Hardwick Park Location:

The Yurt is at Hardwick Park, Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland TS21 2DN <View on Map>

Hardwick Park on the Web: http://www.durham.gov.uk/hardwickpark