The Yarn Dispensary presents EMPORIUM 2018

Our much loved and eagerly awaited annual pop-up shop with designer makers transforming our workshop room into their den of wonders. This year it’s a compact event packed full of gifts to give and treasures to keep.

Thursday 22nd November
7pm – 9pm
First chance to see what’s been magicked up this year and buy from our talented friends or cast your eyes over their wares then drop the least subtle of hints to anyone wondering what you’d like to ‘assist’ with their weekend shopping.
Our legendary Emporium mulled wine will be adding to the enchantment.


Friday 23rd November
11am – 3pm
A weekday chance to savour and select from the beautiful collections of our boutique department store.

EMPORIUM DAY 2 – the epic hours!
Saturday 24th November
9.30am – 6.30pm
Nine whole hours of delicious decision making with our designers rounded off by the aromatic temptations of the Night Food Market, live music and twinkly atmosphere following the Faversham Christmas Lights switch on.

EMPORIUM DAY 3 – last one.
Sunday 25th November
11am – 2pm
Final chance to choose alongside the first Christmas Market of 2018.

Our EMPORIUM stars waiting to dazzle are:

Rose Dickinson Ceramics

Since graduating from UCA I have spent my working life as a designer maker and ceramics teacher.

My work is inspired by my passion for the natural world in general and the flora & fauna of the North Kent Marshes in particular. Structure & textures found in natural forms juxtaposed with textures from found objects appear in Flora & Fauna, Pop up Flowers and Seashore all of which are both decorative & functional.

These collections include a range of domestic ware, clocks, buttons, brooches & large seashore bowls. All my work is hand built & hand coloured so each piece is unique.

In all my work I use fine porcelain clays which emphasise the delicacy of the textures. Soft oxide washes and underglaze colours enhance texture & form under satin matt or shiny transparent glazes.

Victoria Foster/Pen & Plant

Victoria Foster is the illustrator behind botanically-inspired brand, Pen & Plant. Working from her studio in Folkestone and on a quiet mission to bring more of the outside in, she creates a range of products using sensitive surface pattern and illustration informed by her love of natural history. There’s more to nature than simple beauty. Just the smallest dose transforms the way we feel.


Lisa Jones/Loop

Is a printmaker working on fabric and paper. The loop range includes purses, planters and cushions in pure linen and cotton combining graphic prints with neon colours. All pieces are hand printed from original drawings and made in Kent.

Antoinette Luckhurst Jewellery

Jewellery has been my passion since graduating from Medway College of Design in 1991. I now work from my studio in the beautiful location of Oare, on the North Kent marshes. Here, using traditional techniques, I design and create collections of jewellery, one-off pieces and commissions.


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