A huge thank you to Caryl and her Knit and Natter group at St Johns House in Kirkhammerton. Over the last year they have made 372 hats, scarves and blankets for our knitting projects. Keep up the good knitting!
One of our most regular customers wanted her daughter to have something extra special to carry down the aisle that she could keep to pass on to future generations. Using a variety of materials and embellishments from her own stash topped up with some extras from the Cone Exchange she created this beautiful horseshoe with her daughter’s name and the wedding date on the back. A truly beautiful and unique wedding gift.
With the role of being a bridesmaid can come many different tasks – helping the bride pick her dress, organising the hen-do or even being asked to help with the decorations. This is where local blogger The Harrogate Girl, aka Vix Turner, found herself last year. Here she tells us how she solved her decorating conundrum!
Jo is one of our best customers so it seems very fitting that her wedding to Kevin was a homemade vintage style celebration with lots of finishing touches from the Cone Exchange.
Jo says: ‘So much of this handmade wedding was made possible because of inspiration from The Cone Exchange. All the personal touches we could add because of it being handmade will be treasured forever – and also our family and friends got involved with the makes and that made it even more special. Below are just a few of the examples of what we made.’
Over the past few weeks we have had a number of customers visit the shop looking for inspiration for their weddings. Some are getting married soon, others have only just got engaged but all are looking for ideas and themes for their big day. If you are looking for something different or are a keen recycler then we might just have some ideas for you. Look out for the next few installments all showing how you can recycle and repurpose Cone Exchange materials as part of your celebrations.
As you may remember from last Summer Anna shared snaps of her wedding planning using recycled materials from the Cone Exchange including beautiful handmade wedding invitations. Here are just a few of the lovely pictures she shared with us of her wedding day.
We were thrilled to be part of one of our younger customers efforts in successfully applying for a Blue Peter ‘Green’ Badge. Monty had visited the Cone Exchange with his mum and took inspiration from the items that our volunteers had made from recycled materials. Taking away material and felt offcuts Monty created this lovely Blue Peter cushion and wrote a letter explaining where he had got the idea from.
With only 12 sleeps to go till Christmas it’s almost time for the Cone Exchange to close for the school holidays. There is just one week for you to stock up on junk modelling materials for the kids or gift boxes for wrapping up your goodies. You may even have time for some last minute Christmas crafting like one of our crafty customers, Emma, who created this lovely festive wreath over the weekend.
The Cone Exchange will be closed from Thursday 15th December until Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
Christmas came early for Year 9 pupils at King James School, Knaresborough as they created their entry into the Christmas tree festival at St John’s church This year’s tree came with an unusual mesasage – recycling! Made with Cone Exchange materials the Christmas tree was to raise awareness of recycling at a time of year when so much packaging, wrapping paper and food is wasted.
Here at the Cone Exchange we love all things crafty and to be part of the Knitting & Stitching Show is a huge event in our calendar. It’s such a privilege to be part of such a landmark event in the Harrogate year and it is with great pride that we set up our stand to show what can be made with waste materials from the fabric industry.