Saturday 27th October – 14:00–16:00
Halloween is hiding around the corner… so our frighteningly friendly staff are ready to share a selection of creepy creative ideas which will keep your monsters amused for a couple of hours. This is a FREE event with no tricks, so it’ll just be a treat! All monsters, zombies and children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian – numbers are strictly limited so booking is essential. Please see event listing for full T&C’s.
Friday 2 – Sunday 4th November
We’ll be at Made by Hand, a contemporary craft fair, demonstrating a range of interests including pen-turning and carving – come and say hi and see if we can help you find a new hobby.
Saturday 3rd November – 10:00-15:00
Steve Heeley ‘The Midlands Master’ VS Chris Fisher ‘The Blind Woodturner’ Don’t miss your chance for a ringside seat as two of the UK’s top woodturners go toe-to-toe in a spectacular showcase of talent.
Saturday 17th – 18th November – 10:00-16:00
We have a fantastic weekend planned for those interested in carving – the British Woodcarvers Association (South Wales Region) will be in store covering all aspects of woodcarving and demonstrating techniques suitable for all levels of carver, from the beginner to the professional.
Saturday 17th November – 10:00-16:00
Using the Antex Fire Writer Pyrography Kit, our in store Pyrography specialist Gavin Andrews will show you how to creatively decorate your Christmas craft items and decorations.
Saturday 1st December – 10:00-14:00
You don’t take up sharpening as a hobby – Join us in store as we reveal one of our most important product introductions in recent years – the variable speed, reversible ‘Ultimate Edge’ Sharpening System. Designed to sharpen any edge tools, this versatile system provides precise control of blade and bevel angles and sharpens to a perfectly flat surface. A choice of jigs will accommodate almost all chisels and plane blades while allowing freehand sharpening of knives, scissors and shears. In addition, a unique ‘Twist n Fix’ multi-purpose arbor allows for quick fitment of a variety of mops, felt and profiling wheels. Make sure you don’t miss this unique opportunity to take a first look at the all new ‘Ultimate Edge’.
Saturday 8th December – 14:00–16:00
Join us in store for the first of two ‘Take Home’ Christmas projects aimed at children eager to express their creativity. Using simple tools and materials, our store experts will provide a step-by-step guide to making a Christmas Tree Mobile. For full details and full T&C’s see the Eventbrite listing or contact the store.
Saturday 15th December – 14:00 – 16:00
Our second ‘Take Home’ Christmas Project will introduce children to the delicate art of scroll sawing as they make an eye-catching decoration for the Christmas tree or a feature for a festive table. For full details and full T&C’s see the Eventbrite listing or contact the store.
*Open to children aged 7 to 14 years old but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while on store premises.
**Spaces are strictly limited, please register through Eventbrite as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Whatever you’re doing, get inNOVative this NOVember
The penultimate month of the year is upon us, which means whatever your interest or craft, you’re getting busy! Busy producing work for seasonal fairs, busy making gifts for family and friends, busy browsing the ‘new’ catalogue making up your wish list. Whichever one it is, put the us into your busy and take the pressure out – here’s a few helpful ideas…
Need further help or inspiration? Then come and see friendly us in-store!
Perhaps you’d like to be busy buying for the creative in your life but don’t know where to start? Our Christmas Gift Guide will be available in store from November 1st and with the relevant products highlighted around the store, we’ve just made shopping easy.
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Whatever your busy is we’d love to see it, so don’t forget to tag us on Facebook.
It’s probably no surprise to any of you that we love a free in store demonstration (there’s never enough days in the weekend!). Bringing in a wonderful variety of professionals to share their passion and experience with you is a joy. But, I think we may have outdone ourselves with the line up on the 3rd – if you like our events or have yet to attend one, then this particular display of talent is certainly not to be missed!
Huge congratulations to Christopher Caine who made up a team of 22 women and men that competed in Budapest against their peers from across the continent.
They collectively placed the UK ninth place of 27 Countries. Chris won a Medallion in the Joinery section and has qualified to go to Russia next year!
Whether you’re buying for Christmas or just treating yourself, we have some great deals on the most popular brands – with the full range exclusive to stores there’s no better time to visit!