Saturday, 3 November 2012

Garlands on English handmade rope

staircase garland 
We are now gearing up big time for the season.  All the images for the gift cards and product tags have been selected and are now on order, hopefully to arrive in a few days.  I also received my order this week from Neil at the Traditional Rope Company, so we have all the rope and jute we need to get us through the season.

Handmade English Manila rope

There are boxes and boxes of different types of cones around the place drying including these lovely spruce cones that we will be using at the Creating Christmas Garlands workshop on the Saturday 15th December at Bristol Zoo Gardens, when we will be hosted by the Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project.    Booking is through Mandy Leivers, the Education Officer.   This is a great day with the workshop in the morning when we will make long fireplace and staircase swags, a wander around the Zoo at lunchtime, and a lovely walk on the Downs in the afternoon to discover the history and folklore of Christmas foliage.  Mandy gets the tea urn out and brings the cakes.   We ran this for the first time last year and a good time was had by all.    

Spuce cones 
We are really looking forward to this event.  Come join us.  

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