Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Riverside Festival

The Nottingham Riverside Festival at Victoria Embankment on the beautiful banks of the River Trent is a massive FREE event held on Friday 31 July - Sunday 2 August 2009, as one of Nottinghams biggest annual events complete with a spectacular firework display its definately worth a trip!

The Riverside Festival runs from:
Friday 31 July, 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Saturday 1 August, 12noon to 11.30pm
Sunday 2 August, 12noon to 6.30pm

The Riverside Festival is a unique Festival covering a distance of one mile along the banks of the River Trent, at Victoria Embankment, adjacent to the historical Trent Bridge. Come and experience Nottingham's Riverside Festival that offers lots of entertainment and activities for festival-goers to enjoy, with a colourful and vibrant programme of live music, performance, arts and fairground attractions, street fair and huge Craft Marquee offering something for everyone.

Knot Just Jigs Traditional Toys and Rag Dolls Stall can be found in the craft marquee, come and take a look and see what special festival offers we have to offer!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Plain Cotton Bags?

I love seeing what people have done with our unprinted cotton bags so i was really happy to receive an email with pictures from a lovely lady Gina who bought them for her group to decorate. The bags were designed by members of the Fat Quarters Patchwork & Quilting Group that meet in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. They took a break from making quilts, wall hangings, patchwork bags, etc., to decorate cotton bags mostly with stamping - but one member has sewn 2 patchwork 'log cabin' squares on hers. I love the groups name i am reliably informed that fat quarters is the way patchworkers buy their fabric - a metre cut into 4 squares makes 4 quarter metres.

These eco friendly cotton bags are really great value for money as well as being reusable and enviromently friendly, the perfect viable alternative to the plastic bag. They can also be used for promotions, as a craft activity or for your child to decorate and give as presents. Knot Just Jigs also sell fabric wax crayons at a very affordable £1.49 for a pack of 8 different colours!