CONGRATULATIONS TO FABRICATIONS 15TH BIRTHDAY

By Dieneke Ferguson.

Fabrications 15th Birthday Celebrations

Fabrications 15th Birthday Celebrations

last Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July Fabrications celebrated its 15th Birthday in style.  On Saturday people could help ‘Pluck the Day’ and celebrate Fabrications living tapestry and their 15th Birthday! The crafty party called ‘Pluck the Day’  was an afternoon of crafty fun, Sangria (alcoholic & non alcoholic) snacks and conversation.

The activity of the day was POM POMS using fabric strips & a special gadget to make beautiful flowersto take away or create ‘wish making dandelions’

Celebrations continued on Sunday.

Barley Massey outside of Fabrications for the shop's 15th birthday.

Barley Massey outside of Fabrications for the shop’s 15th birthday.

Thre will be more 15th BIRTHDAY PROMOTIONS throughout July.

– 15% off spends of £15 or over during 15 day birthday period (4th – 18th July)
– 15% discount on selected workshops in July. Add promo code FAB15 to the selected workshops online booking pages (or let us know if booking in person)

For further details see Fabrications Programme of Events

Fabrications - 15 Year Celebrations window display

Fabrications – 15 Year Celebrations window display

 

Fabrications - 15 Year Celebrations window display

Fabrications – 15 Year Celebrations window display

Fabrications opened in the summer of 2000, Bringing an empty shop back to life. Since then they have been weaving the threads of creativity, community and sustainability. Crafting positivity today to make the future better.

We have known Barley Massey and Fabrications since 1998 when she participated in the first Open Studios. she opened her shop and in 2000 she participated in the pre-Christmas Hidden Art Open Studios. On this detail from the Hidden Art Open Studios map you can see their location – number 10.

Location of Fabrications on Hidden Art Open Studios for 2000 - no. 10 in Broadway Market

Location of Fabrications on Hidden Art Open Studios for 2000 – no. 10 in Broadway Market

Since 2000 Barley has participated at all the Hidden Art Open Studios.

Barley Massey in Fabrications during Hidden Art Open Studios 2001

Barley Massey in Fabrications during Hidden Art Open Studios 2001

Fabrications during the Hidden Art Open Studios in 2003

Fabrications during the Hidden Art Open Studios in 2003

Fabrications during the Hidden Art Open Studios 2006

Fabrications during the Hidden Art Open Studios 2006

And in 2009 Barley was also given the Hidden Art Open Studios Award

Barley Massey receives Hidden Art Open Studios Award in 2009 from Paula Kahn

Barley Massey receives Hidden Art Open Studios Award in 2009 from Paula Kahn

In 2009 Barley Massey was included in Hidden Art’s 10th Anniversary Exhibition at Oxo Tower.

Barley Massey's work at Hidden Art's 10th Anniversary Exhibition at Oxo Tower in 2009

Barley Massey’s work at Hidden Art’s 10th Anniversary Exhibition at Oxo Tower in 2009

Barley Massey information for Hidden Art 10th Anniversary exhibition at Oxo Tower

Barley Massey information for Hidden Art 10th Anniversary exhibition at Oxo Tower

After the expansion of the shop to include a new flexible space, Barley started running a whole range of programmes as well.

Fabrications new workshop space

Fabrications new workshop space

Fabrications Crochet class

Fabrications Crochet class

Below is such a lovely photo by Barbara Chandler from her photo series

Barley Massey and Dieneke Ferguson. Photo: Barbara Chandler

Barley Massey and Dieneke Ferguson. Photo: Barbara Chandler

It was great to be present at Fabrications 10th Anniversary

Fabrications 10th Anniversary. Barley in front of her shop window

Fabrications 10th Anniversary. Barley in front of her shop window

Here is to many more great initiatives. Well done Barley!

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