A Festive Welcome Back to….. Georgie Arts

Today we welcome back Tina of Georgie Arts, who has been with us since The Fairy Tale Fair began! We look forward to welcoming her and her wonderful embroidered creations back! find out more…

Remind us about you and what you create?

Georgie Arts is home to all things embroidered and embellished.

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Will you be selling some special festive creations?

Our festive offering is packed with a variety of Christmas specials from festive scented fairies , ornaments and little books to beautifully embroidered greetings cards and tags to embellish your gifts. We shall also be bringing some of our established favourites.

Will you be taking part in any other fairs over the Christmas period?

We will also be at Barties Big Fab Christmas Boutique (co-organsied by The Fairy Tale Fair for one day only!) at St Paul’s Art Centre in Worthing on Sat. December 7th.

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You have previously taken part in The Fairy Tale Fair. Did you enjoy the day?

We’ve always had a fairy filled ball with the Fairy Tale Fair.  It’s such a friendly event, with a fantastic range of high quality crafted items providing something for everyone. The temptation is to shop away all the day’s profits. Thank goodness Christmas provides an excellent excuse to get all our friends and family locally hand crafted gifts.

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What are your plans/ ambitions for the future?

Or have you already achieved them?  To expand the space time continuum to allow for more stitching and crafting time- so much to stitch… so little time…    Seriously, since my stitching knowledge has always been far superior to my scientific I will just continue to enjoy every opportunity to both expand my skill and practice it.

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Sum up what Christmas is to you in 5 words or less!:

Happiness frosted with glitter.

Any other comments you wish to make:

We’d like to wish everyone a very peaceful and merry Christmas.

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Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:

www.georgiearts.co.uk

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Say Hello To…Emily Makes

Today we warmly welcome a Fairy Tale Fair newcommer- Emily of Emily Makes, who will be providing a lovely sweetie butterfly workshop, as well as selling her creations. Find out more…
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Please introduce yourself and tell us about your work?
Hello! My name is Emily and my stall is called Emily makes! I create hand embroidered unique gifts, including framed pictures, hooped pictures, bunting, clothing, bags, aprons, bibs and more! My inspiration comes from my family, whether that be in the form of a quote from my mum, or my children’s favourite characters! My family trees are my most popular item at the moment and makegreat presents!
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How would you describe your style of work?
My work is completely unique and individual. Its a little bit quirky and kitsch, but wants to be pretty and elegant!
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You are providing a workshop stall at The Fairy Tale Fair- what can we find and make at your workshop?
At the workshop we will be making sweetie butterflies! A cute way to store your sweets, that can be completely decorated and personalised by you!
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Do you take part in other craft fairs or events? 
I can often be found at Sharnfold Farm in Eastbourne, where I regularly attend events and pop by at the weekends to have a stall!
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This is your first Fairy Tale Fair, are you looking forward to it? 
This is my first fairy tale fair and I’m very, very excited!
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How can we find out more about you?
If you would like to see more of my creations please visit my facebook page at www.facebook.com/emilymakes

Say Hello To…Georgie Arts

Today we welcome back Fairy Tale Fair regular Georgie Arts. We look forward to having her and her colourful embroidered creations again…

“We’ve been at all the Fairy Tale fairs and love the happy, busy atmosphere. There’s always so much to see and do, high quality and interesting goods, nice people to meet and dreamy scrumptious cakes when we need an energy boost!” – Tina, Georgie Arts

Tell us a bit about you and what you do/ make….

Georgie Arts makes luxury embroidered gifts, cards and accessories.

How would you describe your style?

Our style is sumptuous, richly coloured, textured and embellished.

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How long have you been making your craft items?

Too long to remember- I’ve always been a crafter and embroiderer, but our range is constantly updated and developed with new items added and old favourites embellished in new ways. Travel, mood, seasons and materials can all trigger new designs which mean it’s always evolving and new to me.

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Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?

Whilst the embroidered greetings cards are always great sellers, it’s difficult to say otherwise. Bags are popular in wedding and party seasons, notebooks for gifting and regular customers scout for new lines. We also bespoke a lot of orders, either inspired by existing pieces customers want personalized or entirely to a clients wishes.

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

The luxury of being able to spend my days doing what I love and surrounded by lovely materials, colour and the prettiest of trimmings, beads and embellishments. Once a design has been trialed and material chosen I can lose myself for hours stitching away. What’s not to love?

Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?

We tend to flit around other fairs to meet new people and in the last year have been to Brighton Craft Fair, Belles Wedding Fair & Makers locally, but The Fairytale Fair is our favourite Brighton date and so we’re really pleased to be back.

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What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?

We are still developing our beaded bridal range in conjunction with The Silver Hut which has provided the opportunity to develop a new range and new direction. We hope we’ll always be developing fresh ideas.

You have previously taken part in The Fairy Tale Fair. Did you enjoy the day?

Yes, we’ve been at all the fairs and love the happy, busy atmosphere. There’s always so much to see and do, high quality and interesting goods, nice people to meet and dreamy scrumptious cakes when we need an energy boost!

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Any other comments you wish to make:

Only to say that we truly believe in fairies and feel certain it will be another magical day!

Find out more:
www.georgiearts.co.uk

Say Hello To… Georgie Arts

We last met Georgie Arts at our Christmas Fairy Tale Fair, and we are lucky enough to have them back again. Find out more about her and her beautiful whimsical embroidered creations…

“What can be better than stitching, beading and embellishing all day and then sending your creations off to make someone’s day?”- Tina, Georgie Arts

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Remind us a bit about you and what you do/ make….
Georgie Arts makes all things embroidered and embellished; occasion bags, notebooks, cards and scrumptious little gifts.

Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?
It varies by season. Currently the wedding season is hotting up and so occasion bags for bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride are hot, but always, cards and notebooks are favourites.

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?
What can be better than stitching, beading and embellishing all day and then sending your creations off to make someone’s day?

Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?
Sometimes. Our treasures take a long time to make so we don’t attend many fairs. This spring we will be at Brighton Craft Fair at the Friends Centre on March 30th and we are also taking our Bridals collection of tiaras, head pieces, bags and favours to Belles Bridal Bazaar in New Road in April.

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What items and Mother’s day/ Easter gifts will you be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair?
We will have some beautiful embroidered Mother’s Day cards and our little fairy pomanders, heart keychains and notebooks make great gifts for Mothers. If you are trying to keep down your chocolate consumption, all our goodies will make great Easter gifts. Our bee and front notebooks have more than a hint of spring. We’ll also bring our Fairytale Fair special ‘Toadstool sitter’ and ‘Once Upon a time’ cards.

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You took part in the last Fairy Tale Fair, did you enjoy it?
We loved every minute. It was very busy and lovely and Christmassy. It was great to meet up with the other friendly stall holders and all our customers.

What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?
This year, in partnership with The Silver Hut, Georgie bridals is launching co-ordinated collections and that is keeping us both busy. Between us we hope soon to have the whole world beaded and embellished! A bit ambitious perhaps, but Brighton at least.

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Any other comments you wish to make:
We are so excited to be coming back to this great fair.

Find out more: www.georgiearts.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming back Georgie Arts this Saturday the 9th March!

2 days to go!…Reason 2 to visit our fair!

Help the local makers and community!

Did we mention all of our makers are local and handmade their beautiful creations! Please come along and support them- they’d love to have a chat with you and hear everyones thoughts on their work. Everyone has put hours, weeks even months into getting their creations ready for sale and it is finally time to see what you all think of them! Why not pop along and have a browse through, maybe even get your Christmas shopping done all in one place- what could be more special then wonderful handmade unique Christmas gifts you certainly won’t find on the high street! We are here for one day only so don’t miss out!

Done all your Christmas shopping or running out of pennies? We have plenty to suit all- from little stocking fillers, to affordable workshops, or just pop along to have a browse, take some cards and have a slice of cake. It’s FREE entry so you’ve nothing to loose!

Doors open at 10.30am and we don’t close until 4.30pm so you’ve plenty of browsing time! Find us at Patcham Methodist Church, Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton, BN18TA. The 5 and 5A Patcham buses run every 10 minutes from town and stop just seconds away (ask for the clock tower/ Ladies Mile Pub stop). Full location details here.

Say Hello To…Georgie Arts

Today we say hello to…Georgie Arts, who makes wonderful embroidered textiles.

“There’s fairy dust in everything…!” – Georgie Arts

Find out more about her below…

What I make and do.
I make embroidered textiles, from framed and free hanging pieces and installations mostly to commission but also a wide variety of gifts and accessories ‘off the peg’.  I also make bridal tiaras, favours and embroidered stationery for all special events.

My style.
I’d describe my style as colourful, detailed and luxurious.  Hand and machine embroidery, beading and embellishment on mixed media and hand- made  and dyed fabric surfaces.

How long have I been making my craft?
I’ve stitching all my life, professionally since 1979 after my apprenticeship with the Royal School of Needlework, but in a more experimental and mixed media way for the last ten years or so.

Best seller?
It’s hard to say, customer choices ebb and flow. Perennial favourites are my bags and I’m constantly making bespoke embroidered cards for special occasions. But everything has it’s moment for which I’m grateful!

What I enjoy most about my craft.
It’s a wonderful thing to be constantly doing what I love most. Working with exquisite materials and colours,  constantly following new themes and finishes and meeting with other artists and creative minds makes my work a great pleasure.

Do I take part in other craft events?
I’ve had a few exhibitions, exhibited at Country Fairs and a few art and craft fairs,  but am mostly reached through my website and by word of mouth.  I sometimes get invited to talk about my work at embroiderers groups, craft  and ladies groups which is always very enjoyable.

Products I’ll be selling at The Fairy Tale Fair.
There will be plenty of sparkle  on the day, a few specials and a selection from my range including beautiful evening and occasion bags with my signature hand- made fabrics, little note/sketch books with gorgeous scrunchy and leaf strewn covers and richly coloured jewellery rolls.  You’ll find embroidered and silken greetings cards, little boxes just the right size to house a fairy or little treasure and a few sparkling tiaras and hair pieces from my bridal range.

Plans and ambitions for the future?
I’d like to get my work to a wider audience and so plan to work harder on my website and perhaps start a blog. To work with some of the great textile artists and embroiderers would be exciting and  I’d love to write a book. Someday I’ll find time between my stitching! Oh, and I’d like to have a larger studio someday with an organised place for everything before I drown in fabric and thread.

Other comments.
Since I started work on this event I’ve had a few problems with fairies getting into my studio. They’ve left shoes, hats and other possessions which have got caught up in my embroidery and there’s fairy dust in everything. So I’ll be bringing a selection of ‘Fairy lost property’ with me!

We can’t wait to see Georgie Arts creations! And the fairies can be sneaky leaving their fairy dust everywhere- they can’t wait to see all the hats and embroidery all sparkly!

See Georgie Arts website: www.georgiearts.co.uk 

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