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We look forward to seeing you at Patchings 2014

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Set in marquees in the attractive grounds of Patchings Art Centre, Calverton, Nottinghamshire, this festival offers a rare opportunity to see exquisite pieces of art and craft being created from a wide range of raw material such as clay, stone, metal, wood, precious stones, glass, leather, textile and two dimensional media. 


There will be more than 150 exhibitors, demonstrating, exhibiting and selling their work. 

Follow this link to visit the official Patchings Festival, 2014 website


Opening Times 

Thursday 5th June – Sunday 8th June: 10.00 - 17.00 

Follow this link a free to download official Festival Leaflet (PDF) 



Leave the M1 at junction 27 and follow A608, through LINBY, to A60. Turn right towards NOTTINGHAM. At large roundabout turn left on to A614. Take 2nd right (B6386) following signs to PATCHINGS FARM ART CENTRE (NG14 6NU)

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Cut Your Own Quality Mounts: Workshops with DIYframing


We are pleased to be running our very popular, Cut Your Own, Quality Mounts workshops at this year's festival.  When these were running at The Photography Show 2014, the sessions sold out and the feedback was absolutely fantastic.   These workshops will suit complete novices as well as those having some experience of cutting simple mounts: techniques may be similar but there are loads of little tricks of the trade that you may not have seen before.


Workshops will introduce you to the role of the mount as practical and aesthetic device and why you should use a "hinge mount package" to support and present your work. 


Through the practical elements of the session you learn

- how to design & plan a mount;

- how a mount cutting system works;

- to use the cutter to prepare and mark up boards for cutting

- how to create the window mount;

- the “conservation” principles behind a hinge mount system;

- how to position and attach the artwork into the mount;


Finally, time permitting, we explore how different “weightings” in mount borders can enhance how artwork is viewed.

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Booking a Workshop Place


Please note the following:

- sessions last 1 hour & 15 mins

- all kit is provided

- conservation mount board is pre-cut to for A4 print

- prints for mounting are provided at the right size

- cost: £20 includes VAT 



For more detail and booking click on the required workshop session in the table below.


Thr, 5th June

Fri, 6th June

Sat, 7th June

Sun, 8th June

10.30 - 11.45 10.30 - 11.45 10.30 - 11.45 10.30 - 11.45
12.30 - 13.45 12.30 - 13.45 12.30 - 13.45 12.30 - 13.45
14.30 - 15.45 14.30 - 15.45 14.30 - 15.45 14.30 - 15.45
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DIYframing Exhibition Stand


DIYframing will have an exhibition stand featuring:

- a wide range of mount cutters, 

- workshop framing equipment;

- hardware, tapes & framing / presentation sundries;


There will also be expert staff on hand to demonstrate the kit, mount cutting  & framing techniques plus advice / information about our full programme of picture framing training: places can be booked at the show. 

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Photography has its own marquee at the exhibition.

The Festival has a new area this year which is dedicated to 'the art of photography' and to help with the organisation of this addition Outdoor Photography magazine has been drafted in. The additional large marquee which has the title of the magazine, includes photographic exhibitors, workshops, a seated arena for presentations by well known photographers, mount cutting workshops and trade stands.

Festival Marquee Speakers.
Each day in the main Festival Marquee, we are pleased to introduce internationally respected photographers who will be providing an illustrated talk on their work. These presentations are all free with your Festival admisssion ticket.

Photographic Workshops.

The Creative Camera is the title of daily workshops by Rob Knight which explore the use of the camera. There are a maximum of 6 participants allowing for individual guidance and instruction and is suitable for photographers and artists of all levels of ability. The workshop will cover technical aspects of the camera, techniques in the use of camera and investigating post processing.

For further details FOLLOW THIS LINK

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Thank you for your continued support.

Until next time...


The Patchings Festival 2014

Just a fews days to go.

Book your place on the Diyframing mount cutting workshops. See our attached newsletter or visit; Tickets and times.


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