Events

Events

Happy New Year! Time to pack the beads to take to WAWS on Sunday - calling all knitters! See you there!

WAWS

19/01/2020

Waltham Abbey Wool Show

Waltham Abbey Wool Show. The first wool show of the year is on Sunday 19th January 2020 10am - 4pm at the Marriot Hotel, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3LX. (Junction 26 of M25)

For a luxurious & inspirational day out, browse luscious hand-dyed yarns, tools, gifts & accessories, meet creative exhibitors and artisans of crochet, knitting, spinning & felting with demonstrations and workshops.

For more details visit their website: https://www.walthamabbeywoolshow.co.uk/






PHD Beaders

24/01/2020

PHD Beaders 10am - 4pm

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'PHD Beaders'  from 10am to 4pm for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch.  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

This event will be held in the craft room at 58, Burford Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2XE. Burford Way is the northernmost road of the Westmill Estate. If you are driving and coming from Hitchin, we are the last turning on the left off Bedford Road, just past the Priory School. If you are coming in the other way, down the A600, we are the first turning on the right after the mini roundabout at Ickleford (don't be misled by the road on your right at that roundabout being called Westmill Lane). Number 58 is on the right just past a bus stop, which is also on the right. We have some parking places in front of the house and there is plenty of on-street parking as well.

If you have any problems please phone us as we may be able to arrange lift-sharing for you.

January Charisma Open House

25/01/2020

Shop Open Saturday 25th January 2020 10am - 4pm

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'Saturday Beaders'  for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop!  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

We can be found at 58, Burford Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2XE. Burford Way is the northernmost road of the Westmill Estate. If you are driving and coming from Hitchin, we are the last turning on the left off Bedford Road, just past the Priory School. If you are coming in the other way, down the A600, we are the first turning on the right after the mini roundabout at Ickleford (don't be misled by the road on your right at that roundabout being called Westmill Lane). Number 58 is on the right just past a bus stop, which is also on the right. We have some parking places in front of the house and there is plenty of on-street parking as well.

UFO Beaders

03/02/2020

UFO Beaders 2 - 6pm

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'UFO Beaders'  from 2pm to 6pm for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch.  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

This event will be held in the craft room at 58, Burford Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2XE. Burford Way is the northernmost road of the Westmill Estate. If you are driving and coming from Hitchin, we are the last turning on the left off Bedford Road, just past the Priory School. If you are coming in the other way, down the A600, we are the first turning on the right after the mini roundabout at Ickleford (don't be misled by the road on your right at that roundabout being called Westmill Lane). Number 58 is on the right just past a bus stop, which is also on the right. We have some parking places in front of the house and there is plenty of on-street parking as well.

If you have any problems please phone us as we may be able to arrange lift-sharing for you.

PHD Beaders

07/02/2020

PHD Beaders 10am - 4pm

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'PHD Beaders'  from 10am to 4pm for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch.  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

This event will be held in the craft room at 58, Burford Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2XE. Burford Way is the northernmost road of the Westmill Estate. If you are driving and coming from Hitchin, we are the last turning on the left off Bedford Road, just past the Priory School. If you are coming in the other way, down the A600, we are the first turning on the right after the mini roundabout at Ickleford (don't be misled by the road on your right at that roundabout being called Westmill Lane). Number 58 is on the right just past a bus stop, which is also on the right. We have some parking places in front of the house and there is plenty of on-street parking as well.

If you have any problems please phone us as we may be able to arrange lift-sharing for you.

February Charisma Open House

08/02/2020

Shop Open Saturday 8th February 10am - 4pm

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'Saturday Beaders'  for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop!  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

This event will be held in the craft room at 58, Burford Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2XE. Burford Way is the northernmost road of the Westmill Estate. If you are driving and coming from Hitchin, we are the last turning on the left off Bedford Road, just past the Priory School. If you are coming in the other way, down the A600, we are the first turning on the right after the mini roundabout at Ickleford (don't be misled by the road on your right at that roundabout being called Westmill Lane). Number 58 is on the right just past a bus stop, which is also on the right. We have some parking places in front of the house and there is plenty of on-street parking as well.

If you have any problems please phone us as we may be able to arrange lift-sharing for you.

February Fran Fest

13/02/2020

Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th February

We are having our "February Fran Fest"! Fran Griffith will be joining us for 3 days of fun and frolics. Please see https://www.charismabeads.co.uk/shop/workshops for more details.

Essex Bead & Jewellery Fair

23/02/2020

Essex Bead & Jewellery Fair

Sunday 23rd February 2020 10am - 3.30pm.

Charter Hall @ Leisure World Colchester, Cowdray Avenue, Colchester.

Organised by Totally Beads this event is all about jewellery! If you like to make it or even just wear it this is the event for you. Come along to see a wide range of suppliers from across the UK.

For more details please visit: http://www.beadshows.co.uk/

UFO Beaders

09/03/2020

UFO Beaders 2 - 6pm

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'UFO Beaders'  from 2pm to 6pm for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch.  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

This event will be held in the craft room at 58, Burford Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2XE. Burford Way is the northernmost road of the Westmill Estate. If you are driving and coming from Hitchin, we are the last turning on the left off Bedford Road, just past the Priory School. If you are coming in the other way, down the A600, we are the first turning on the right after the mini roundabout at Ickleford (don't be misled by the road on your right at that roundabout being called Westmill Lane). Number 58 is on the right just past a bus stop, which is also on the right. We have some parking places in front of the house and there is plenty of on-street parking as well.

If you have any problems please phone us as we may be able to arrange lift-sharing for you.

March Charisma Open House

14/03/2020

Shop open Saturday 14th March 10am - 4pm

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'Saturday Beaders'  for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch even if you don't wish to take part in the workshop!  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

This event will be held in the craft room at 58, Burford Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2XE. Burford Way is the northernmost road of the Westmill Estate. If you are driving and coming from Hitchin, we are the last turning on the left off Bedford Road, just past the Priory School. If you are coming in the other way, down the A600, we are the first turning on the right after the mini roundabout at Ickleford (don't be misled by the road on your right at that roundabout being called Westmill Lane). Number 58 is on the right just past a bus stop, which is also on the right. We have 3 parking places in front of the house and there is plenty of on-street parking as well.

If you have any problems please phone us as we may be able to arrange lift-sharing for you.

PHD Beaders

20/03/2020

PHD Beaders 10am - 4pm

Please feel free bring your current bead or needlework project and join our 'PHD Beaders'  from 10am to 4pm for coffee and a chat while you bead and/or stitch.  Vivien's pattern collection is always available for inspiration and there are sometimes free patterns available. Drinks and biscuits are provided as well as access to all our beads!

This event will be held in the craft room at 58, Burford Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2XE. Burford Way is the northernmost road of the Westmill Estate. If you are driving and coming from Hitchin, we are the last turning on the left off Bedford Road, just past the Priory School. If you are coming in the other way, down the A600, we are the first turning on the right after the mini roundabout at Ickleford (don't be misled by the road on your right at that roundabout being called Westmill Lane). Number 58 is on the right just past a bus stop, which is also on the right. We have 3 parking places in front of the house and there is plenty of on-street parking as well.

If you have any problems please phone us as we may be able to arrange lift-sharing for you.

The Big Bead Show

28/03/2020

The Big Bead Show

The Big Bead Show Saturday 19th October, 2019 10am - 5pm. (The second of the two shows.)

Held at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ and organised by Ashdown Publishing The Big Bead Show runs twice a year. This is the biggest UK all Bead Show with a combination of retailers and artists to enjoy as well as workshops and demonstrations going on all day.

As always we will take as many beads as we can but please feel free to email us before the day with any specific beads you would like us to include in the display.

Cheshire Bead Fair

07/06/2020

Cheshire Bead Fair, Nantwich

Nantwich Bead Fair, Cheshire, 7th June 2020. 10.00am - 4.00pm

The first of two in Nantwich, Cheshire.

Held at the Nantwich Civic Hall, where there is lots of parking, this is an opportunity to see beads 'in the flesh', so to speak.

With over twenty traders, there will be something for everyone.

For more information, visit www.beadyfairs.co.uk

Fibre East Fair

25/07/2020

Fibre East British Natural Fibre & Craft Fair

Saturday 25th and Sunday 27th July 2020, is the Fibre East British Natural Fibre & Craft Fair, held at Redborne School and Community College, Amptill, MK45 2NU. This year they are celebrating their 10th anniversary. A show not to be missed.

Whether you are looking to discover a brand new craft and you are starting from scratch or perfecting a skill that you have been honing for a number of years Fibre-East have the perfect toolbox of experts and equipment to assist you. Ever wondered how many spinners it takes to ‘feed’ a weaver?

Well come and find out! Two Guilds have joined forces for the weekend and you are welcome to sit and card fleece to assist, or even spin for a while.

Our visitors have one thing in common: passion. We love to welcome novices who have just begun to take an interest in craft and wish to learn more. We also welcome those who have long mastered their craft but want to share their expertise or stock up on beautiful supplies from our rich assortment of artisan producers.

No crafter is too young or too old, too experienced or too new to craft. We are a welcoming and friendly show where help and advice is in abundance.  We aim to enable the continuation of the crafts of hand spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving, felting and crochet to name but a few.

For more details visit www.fibre-east.co.uk/ where you will be able to see much more information.