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Meet the Maker: Keepers Makers

Friday, 8 March 2019 * 13:30 – 15:30
at the Exmoor Store

Jacquelyn has been illustrating all her life, recently combining her love of textiles by drawing with her vintage sewing machine and reclaimed fabric.

Jacquelyn lives and works in the Somerset harbour town of Watchet, using mixed media including recycled textile and inspired by the surrounding Quantock Hills and Exmoor meeting the stunning coastline. 

Keepers Makers is the mother and daughter team of Jacquelyn and Georgie who recycle fabric into all sorts of artwork, homeware and gifts, saving the textiles from landfill.
You can find more out about Keepers Makers by visiting www.keepersmakers.co.uk or better still come in and meet them both at Exmoor Store on Friday 8th March at 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Jacquelyn will be there with her vintage sewing machine, showing you how she illustrates with threads and fabric.

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Gin Tasting with Exmoor Distillery: 15 December 2018

Join us for a tasting of the latest gin produced on Exmoor on Saturday, 15 December 2018, from 2pm till 4pm.

Dulverton based Exmoor Distillery will be here to explain all there is to know about Northmoor Gin. You can also buy gin from the Exmoor Store between 15 and 21 December – we are now taking pre-orders!

Here is a bit more info about Northmoor Gin:

‘Infused with passion’

Named after the historic estate of Northmoor, nestled amongst the steep wooded valleys on the southern edge of Exmoor, our Northmoor Gin is a delight for the discerning gin connoisseur. Light on the lips, this full-bodied gin, with 44% ABV, has a punchy three-dimensional taste, leaving a deliciously smooth flavour at the back of the mouth.

Our premium recipe packs an authentic taste sensation of the traditional juniper berry with personally chosen botanicals of angelica root, citrus and spice. Our gin, fine enough to sip neat over ice, comes into its own when mixed with a quality tonic to produce a classic G&T with wonderful citrus notes that linger on the palate, or as the premium ingredient to many a cocktail.

Harvested from September to January, there are over 50 species of juniper grown in the Northern hemisphere. Hand-picked by collectors in the mountains, only the very best berries and botanicals are sourced for our Northmoor Gin.

Located in the idyllic Somerset countryside, near the border of Devon, Exmoor Distillery sits on the southern gateway to Exmoor at Dulverton, on the edge of the Exmoor National Park. 

This historic location, mentioned in the Domesday Book, is the perfect setting in which to distil one of the UK’s finest small batch artisan gins.

With the refined juniper flavour dancing in your mouth, where better to enjoy this premium spirit, than in the rolling hills and valleys of the English countryside at any time of year.

Developed from our own passion for fine spirits, Exmoor Distillery is a small family run distillery, sharing our love for a premium quality gin.

After sampling many of the world’s gins on our travels, there was nothing that quite hit the spot, so we decided to produce our own. Customers love the complex flavours of the juniper and botanicals that give our gin a decidedly country taste and smooth texture.

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08/12/18: Needle felting demo with Helen Anson

Local needle felter Helen Anson will be joining us at the Exmoor Store on Saturday, 8 December 2018, for a needle felting demonstration. She will also sell some of her products.

Pop in to have a look at how needle felting is done and have a chat with Helen about how to become a proficient needle felter!

The event is free to attend.

 

(PS Helen is looking into offering workshops at the Exmoor Store next year!)

 

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Gina King: Spinning Demonstration on 1 December

Gina King will be demonstrating spinning alpaca fibre at the Exmoor Store on 1 December from 10 am till 4 pm.

Gina King has been involved in many crafts, teaching and demonstrating for many years. Before Gina retired, she demonstrated for a number of craft companies: “Now crafting is just my hobby. I like paper quilling, wool spinning and crochet. I can be seen demonstrating each year at Dunster Show.
I still give occasional lessons by arrangement and can always be contacted to answer craft questions.”

We look forward to seeing you – Gina will also have some of her products for sale.

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Meet the Artist: Jane Goodfellow

Jane Goodfellow will be in the Exmoor Store on Friday, 24 August 2018, from 6pm till 8pm. She will be working on one of her pieces of art while you can watch her and ask questions.  Currently we only sell Jane’s cards, but prints will be available soon.

A lifelong animal- and nature-lover, Jane draws and paints portraits of animals and people on commission, or when something about the subject intrigues her.  Working in a variety of media from watercolours, pencils and oils to mixed media, she will undertake to draw virtually anything from a gerbil to a house.

Her portraits and landscapes are in private collections in the UK, Canada, and South Africa.

Admission free.

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