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Planning for Christmas, the party has just started

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Planning for Christmas, the party has just started

Here in the Parlour our Christmas plans are well underfoot.  If only we could be as organised in our personal life!  So on Thursday 12th October we open the back room of the Parlour and lay out all our Christmas treats.  So much work has gone into this from our lovely suppliers, making sure that everything arrives in time.  So it's a big thank you to them.  Most of our goods and goodies are from UK based, small independent talented creatures, doing just what they really enjoy.  We think this comes out in what they produce, it's all Really Good Stuff! So...

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Christmas preparations, is it ever to early?

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Christmas preparations, is it ever to early?

Does the idea of Christmas at this time of year fill you with delight or dread?  Here in the Parlour we have been busy making plans and hope that we can help make your Yuletide fun and festive. There are lots of lovely things making their way here but if you would like to make something unique then why not join us in a class this Autumn? We have secured a couple of class dates with Joanna Coupland, the rather fabulous paper sculptor.  So if you fancy making your own Christmas lights or decoration then take a look under our...

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Willow classes by the Riverbank

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Willow classes by the Riverbank

We are delighted to say that our day classes have really taken off.  For many of us it’s a real treat to get some time to do what we really enjoy or just try something we haven’t done before.  But last weekend a group of six did just that.  They joined our rather excellent tutor David to make willow hares.  Most of the class were novices in the art of willow weaving and by the end of the day, despite the sore fingers, they all turned out some very individual creatures.  It’s really interesting seeing how everybody’s creation turns out,...

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Book now for our course in June with Joanna Coupland

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Book now for our course in June with Joanna Coupland

We regularly hold classes here in the Parlour.  They are small, informal courses with the emphasis on relaxation and fun.  The next one is on the 10th June with Joanna Coupland.  Joanna is based in York and is a talented and creative creature herself.  So her work is always full of character.  The courses have proved very popular and this will be the last one until Winter so if you would like to join us please visit our course page for more details.  Oh and yes the photo is of Joanna tucking into lunch, all included in the day :...

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The Parlour goes online ....

The Parlour goes online ....

Exciting times lie ahead. May's Parlour opened its (large purple) door in September 2015 and I've been delighted that the little shop at the front of our house in Whaley Bridge has been so well received.  After lots of requests we are entering the online world.  And so the next step in our adventure begins .....

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