Christmas Round-up!

Just wanted to share a few pictures of the Christmas sales in Whitstable we’ve been involved in – photographs courtesy of The Print Block…

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Jo outside Windy Corner Stores in Whitstable
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Inside Windy Corner. Where’s Aladdin?
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The Print Block sale
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The Print Block sale – ‘Bird Hair Day’ keeping good company with LOOP books and purses
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The Print Block – pod press notebooks
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The Print Block – pod press t-shirts

 

 

New Etsy bits and the last of the Christmas cards

Well, most of our stock is out and about, but we’ve held back the last batch of moleskine notebooks and a few of the popular bird mini prints for etsy.

And our final few Christmas cards are done now – a mini version of the bird-in-hedge print in four lovely colours (sold as a pack of four) and a little wintry scene that we like to think of as Swedish! We’ve never been to Sweden. We have Swedish friends, does that count?

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Weekend sales…

Two events in one weekend. Phew! Huge thanks to Suki and everyone at The Print Block in Whitstable.

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Ruby delivered work on Thursday, and Jo helped staff the sale Saturday afternoon. Mulled wine, cake, and more than 20 fantastic printmakers. This year’s sale was held in both the print studio itself and the neighbouring Lobster Shack restaurant on Whitstable’s East Quay. Everyone’s work looked fantastic, and the sale was well attended (exceptionally so on Sunday, by all accounts). 

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On Sunday, meanwhile, pod press took part in the brand new local artisan market in Deal Town Hall’s Undercroft. It was a small but fabulous gathering of local makers: Chocolution’s wonderful chocolate, beautiful felted bags and other products by Helen Pritchard, Lucia Stuart‘s amazing foraged foods, including seaweed-infused baked goods, and Emily Stone’s seriously clever copper creations. The market’s a new initiative among local shopkeepers–many of whom also opened–and the brainchild of Fiona Sutherland from the neighbouring Dunlin & Diver. Today’s seemed to go well for all involved, and was certainly appreciated by the Sunday shoppers.

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There’s a repeat on December 15th, 11-3, with a bigger assortment of makers. We’ll be there!

Jo also has prints for sale in Deal’s fab Pop Up Cafe. Cat and Caterpillar is doing well. Their cakes are sublime – do call in. pp_ucr_hangpp_ucr_cardrack

Upcoming events

pod press will be participating in The Print Block Christmas studio sale in imageWhitstable, Kent, on the weekend of the 30th December. Lots of lovely hand printed items by Print Block members for sale. Ideal for Christmas presents!

And on Sunday December 1st, we will also have a stall at Deal’s very first local Artisan market, 11-3 in the under croft of the Town Hall.