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 Issue 17: May 2015

We're absolutely loving Joanne Tinley's new Felted Jewels Collection. Combining beautifully textured and tactile sterling with rich jewel-like colours of Merino wool, each piece is like a miniature work of art. Read more about the new collection here 

May at The Sorting Office

It's been a frantic few weeks at The Sorting Office with our artists winning and completing public commissions, taking part and hosting workshops and gearing up  for one of the biggest events in our calendar - our Summer Open Studios on June 13th and 14th. We're all super excited. Be sure to read on to find out more...

Meet Our Artists
You've been following their progress, sharing their news, now is your chance to get to meet our fabulous residents at this year's Summer Open Studios. All the details here
New Hub Commission
Congratulations to our pattern designer Mariska Parent who has landed another fab commission. Who saw her work and fell in love with it? Find out more here
History In The Making
Our glassware designer Carly Mann has joined forces with a multinational corporation and become part of the Borough of Eastleigh's rich history in the process. Find out more here
Experts Share Success Tips
Are you an artist or designer-maker needing some guidance? Want to know what buyers are looking for? Our industry experts can let you in on a few trade secrets. More here

Coming Up

Until May 27: Fine artist Junko O'Neill is staging an exhibition, Bijoux, at The Jam Factory in Oxford.

13 & 14 June: The Sorting Office Summer Open Studios, including Screen Printing taster sessions for all ages.

19 to 21 June: Joanne Tinley and Sheena Bond will be showcasing their designs at the Design & Craft Fair at West Dean.

20 June: Drawing Workshop with Jen Moules.

25 June: Routes To Market For Designer-Makers with Sally Williams & Debbie Gent.

27 June: Felt-Making Workshop with Karen Head.

5 July: Curving Bangles Workshop with Joanne Tinley.

5 July: Floral Meadow Workshop with Denise Hughes (pictured).

11 July: Nuno felt scarf-making with Karen Head.

8 Aug: Acid-dyeing for Wool & Silk with Karen Head.
Production House available

Production House is our bookable space, an ideal facility for creative workshops, photography/filming, set-buiding, conferences or large-scale work at a reasonable price!

To find out more about Production House, its utilities and hire rates, view the brochure on issuu. To book the Production House, contact Ria on 02381 800364.
Screen Printing courses

Our Screen Printing Unit is up and running and open to all. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn a new skill or an experienced artist in need of access to top notch equipment then this is for you.

To find out more about Screen Printing workshops and hire at The Sorting Office, contact Ria on 02381 800364.


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