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Book your place at our BITA Interior Masterclasses this October!

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INTERIOR MASTERCLASS EVENTS

BROUGHT TO YOU BY 

THE BRITISH INTERIORS & TEXTILES ASSOCIATION 

This October BITA are hosting Interior Masterclass Days in London, Leeds and Birmingham for you to learn more about an array of industry specific skills.

Masterclass Day sessions include a lampshade tutorial, a cutting and pinning loose covers demonstration and either a roman blind or curtain presentation. You do not need any prior experience to attend these masterclasses, just the enthusiasm to learn new and exciting skills!

Introducing your Masterclass Presenters:

Sallyann Rolfe – Cutting Loose Covers Masterclass

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Sallyann will demonstrate the intricateness of loose covers by covering pattern placement, tuck aways and easing fullness. Sallyann will pin directly onto a piece of furniture to create a neatly tailored loose cover. You’ll learn how to cut and pin loose covers and also learn about fabric pattern placement.

Sharon Samuel – Lampshade Masterclass and Roman Blind

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Sharon is a soft furnishing designer who designs curtains, blinds, cushions, lampshades and many more. Her lampshade masterclass covers an introduction to lampshade crafting, including: how to prepare a frame for the shade, how to attach fabric and adding trim to the finished shade. Sharon is also teaching a Roman Blind masterclass using the new technique of taping rather than sewing. This new method known as ‘wonder webbing’ joins fabric without a stitch when hemming, patching or trimming. Ideal for blind maker beginners and for saving valuable time.

Victoria Hammond – Curtain Masterclass 

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Victoria is the owner and Director of Victoria Hammond Interiors. She has 20 years professional experience as a curtain making, soft furnishing and interior design specialist. She will be demonstrating how to make curtains, lined and interlined with machined and hand sewn headings.

Jane Warren – Lampshade Tutorial 

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Join Jane Warren from The Lampshade Loft in a demonstration of how to make a drum bespoke lampshade, with tips and tuition on how to finish to a high professional level. You will also be shown how traditional hand sewn lampshades are made – a much longer process (everything is hand sewn) but a high-end offering to customers and a sought-after skill.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION & ITINERARIES

 

MASTERCLASS PACKAGE 1

LOCATION: LONDON
DATE: WEDNESDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2016
VENUE: Hotel in the City of London, details confirmed upon booking 

ALL DAY EVENT – £120  PER PERSON with a 10% discount for BITA members.
INDIVIDUAL MASTERCLASS SESSION – £60 with a 10% discount for BITA members.

Sallyann Rolfe (2hr Cutting & Pinning Loose Covers Masterclass)
Victoria Hammond (1.5hr Curtain Masterclass)
Jane Warren (2hr Lampshade Masterclass)

9.30 – 10.30 Sallyann Rolfe (Cutting & Pinning Loose Covers Masterclass Part 1)
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee Break
10.45 – 11.45 Sallyann Rolfe (Cutting & Pinning Loose Covers Masterclass Part 2)
11.45 – 12.45 Lunch
12.45 – 2.15 Victoria Hammond (Blinds/Curtains Masterclass)
2.15 – 2.30 Break
2.30 – 4.30 Jane Warren (Lampshades Masterclass)

 

MASTERCLASS PACKAGE 2

LOCATION: LEEDS
DATE: TUESDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2016
VENUE: Hotel in the City of Leeds, details confirmed upon booking

ALL DAY EVENT – £110 PER PERSON with a 10% discount for BITA members.
INDIVIDUAL MASTERCLASS – £49 with a 10% discount for BITA members.

Sharon Samuel (2 hr Lampshade Masterclass)
Sharon Samuel (1.5hr Roman Blind Masterclass)
Sallyann Rolfe (2 hr Cutting & Pinning Loose Covers Masterclass)

9.30 – 10.30 Sharon Samuel (Lampshade Masterclass Part 1)
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee Break
10.45 – 11.45 Sharon Samuel (Lampshade Masterclass Part 2)
11.45 – 12.45 Lunch
12.45 – 2.15 Sharon Samuel (Roman Blind Masterclass)
2.15 – 2.30 Break
2.30 – 4.30 Sallyann Rolfe (Cutting & Pinning Loose Covers Masterclass)

 

MASTERCLASS PACKAGE 3

LOCATION: BIRMINGHAM
DATE: FRIDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2016
VENUE: Hotel in the City of Birmingham, details confirmed upon booking

ALL DAY EVENT – £99 PER PERSON with a 10% discount for BITA members.
INDIVIDUAL MASTERCLASS – £49 with a 10% discount for BITA members.

Sallyann Rolfe (2 hr Cutting & Pinning Loose Covers Masterclass)
Sharon Samuel (1.5hr Roman Blind Masterclass)
Sharon Samuel (2 hr Lampshade Masterclass)

9.30 – 10.30 Sallyann Rolfe (Cutting & Pinning Loose Covers Masterclass Part 1)
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee Break
10.45 – 11.45 Sallyann Rolfe (Cutting & Pinning Loose Covers Masterclass Part 2)
11.45 – 12.45 Lunch
12.45 – 2.15 Sharon Samuel (Roman Blind Masterclass)
2.15 – 2.30 Break
2.30 – 4.30 Sharon Samuel (Lampshade Masterclass)

 

Masterclass all-day bookings include a complimentary lunch, this is not applicable to single session bookings. All sessions include refreshments. 

 

Email josie.bell@interiortextiles.co.uk or alternatively please call 01908 410598 (option 5) to book your place, or for further information.

If you are interested in one of these Masterclass Days but are unable to attend our October dates, please email us which month would be most convenient to join us as we hope to plan future Masterclass Days. 

FTCT’s 160th Anniversary at The House of Lords

27113677173_6b8181e19e_oBITA’s Marketing Director joined a host of well-known UK textile brands at The House of Lords to celebrate the 160th Anniversary of the Fashion & Textiles Children’s Trust.

Diane Harding showed her support at the House of Lords in celebration of the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust, BITA’s chosen charity organisation.

Alongside Diane, the guest list included well-known retail companies and manufacturing industries, who travelled from all over the UK to show their support, such as: Nigel Oddy from House of Fraser, Steve Rowe from M&S and Lord Stone of Blackheath.

Representatives from other charities where also present at the event, including: Gingerbread, Turn2Us and Buttle UK. Including one of the founding trustees for Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust, Gerald Dickens, great-grandson of Charles Dickens.

Diane Harding, said: “BITA have thoroughly enjoyed working with FTCT for the past five years. It is a fantastic charity and we will continue to support them in achieving their mission to raise awareness in order to help more families.”

The Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust support families in the UK fashion and textile industry by providing grants to families that are going through tough financial spots. These grants can help buy school uniform to specialist mobility equipment.

Anna Pangbourne, FTCT Director and Meg Lustman, Chair of Trustees, during the evening outlined their plans to double the amount of children FTCT support by 2019.

Meg Lustman, said: “Our purpose is very simple and clear. FTCT is here to give money to families in need and our goal is to help many more families. So our first and most important objective is to raise awareness of the charity and that we are here to help. We hope that everyone who attended last night’s event will help us achieve our goal by referring families to FTCT and distributing our information among their colleagues and staff.”

If you know a family that might benefit from receiving a grant from FTFC call on 0300-123-9002 or visit their website www.ftct.org.uk 

SHOWCASE YOUR PRODUCTS IN MILAN AT THE HOMI EXHIBITION

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We would like to offer you the fantastic opportunity to be involved in showcasing your products at the HOMI Exhibition in Milan – FIERA MILANO RHO on the 16th to 19th September 2016, which is open only to trade visitors and to experts in design and interior decoration and furnishing.

HOMI is the business opportunity for the lifestyle sector, for further details on this exhibition Click Here.

HOMI covers a range of lifestyle products including Home Textiles.
To view their brochure  click here.

BITA would like to offer you the opportunity to be included on an exhibition stand for only £1100! This is a ‘First Come First Served’ offer for the first six companies to sign up.

This offer includes BITA Director, Diane Harding and her partner David King presenting your products (along with 5 other brands) on a 6sq metre stand. Displays can include: samples, hangers, display books etc (up to a maximum of half a large suitcase, 16kg each). Diane can showcase your products and talk through price lists as well as gather feedback, leads and contacts for you. Click here to view Diane’s Linkedin account.

You would obviously be welcome to join them at the exhibition but that would be at an additional cost to yourselves.

Please let us know by FRIDAY 5th AUGUST if you would like to take part in this exhibition. Don’t forget there are only six available spaces so please don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Email josie.bell@interiortextile.co.uk or call our team to book your place on 01908 410598 (ext 5) 

Exclusive Discount on selected Sinclaire Fabrics for BITA Members

While stocks last, Sinclaire Fabrics are pleased to offer all BITA Members an exclusive 50% discount on the following fabrics. For more information please contact sales.sinclaire@btl-group.co.uk or click here to visit their website.

New Solutions Range

Abachi
Was £18.99/m     Now £9.49/m

     Colours available:
Antelope
Anthracite
Aubergine
Beige
Gooseberry
Orange
Saddle
Sepia
Silver
Suitable for curtains & upholstery
100% Polyester 950g/m² inc back coats

BS EN 1021:1+2 – Cigarette & Match
BS 5852 Sec 4 2006 Ignition Source 5 – Crib 5
IMO A652 Upholstery
Above test carried out over CMHR 35kg foam
In excess of 40,000 rubs

Alchemy RangeChris Collins

Abalone
Was £34.99/m     Now £17.49/m

Colours available:
Caviar

Kimono
Was £38.99/m     Now £19.49/m

Colours available:
Caviar
Cochineal
Cayenne
Oyster Blue

Lima
Was £35.99/m     Now £17.99/m

Colours available:
Cochineal
Forest Mushroom
Bute

Mercale
Was £34.99/m     Now £17.49/m

Colours available:
Cochineal
Caviar
Oyster Blue

Solitaire
Was £34.99/m     Now £17.49/m

Colours available:
Cayenne
Cochineal

Spiral
Was £33.99/m     Now £16.99/m

Colours available:
Cobalt
Cochineal
Turquoise

Suitable for upholstery

BS 5852 0,1,5
IMO A652 Upholstery
Above test carried out over CMHR 35kg foam

                                                       Weight                                             Pattern Repeat
Abalone                                             830 g/m²                                                   17.5cm x 3.1cm
Kimono                                              860 g/m²                                                   12cm x 8cm
Lima                                                   940 g/m²                                                   N/A
Mercale                                              760 g/m²                                                    7cm x 7.3cm
Solitaire                                              760 g/m²                                                   Vertical stripes 35cm wide
Spiral                                                  650 g/m²                                                  17.5cm x 22cm

Bohemia Range

Boulevards
Was £35.99/m     Now £17.99/m

Colours available:

Chocolate Fudge                Tomato Red
Celadine                              Royal Bordeuax

Regal Blue

China Rose
Was £28.99/m     Now £14.49/m

Colours available:
Lavender
Celadine

 

Dandy
Was £25.99/m     Now £12.99/m

Colours available:

Winter Hazel
Chocolate Liqueur

Dolly Mixture
Lavender

Ditzy
Was £30.99/m     Now £15.49/m

Colours available:
Spice                Cinnamon
Lavender          Celadine
Amarillo            Tomato Red

VenutoA
Was £32.99/m Now £16.49/m

Colours available:
Charcoal Grey
Chocolate Fudge
Claret
Imperial Purple
Mink
Mole
Onyx
Royal Blue

Moravia
Was £32.99/m     Now £16.49/m

Colours available:

Blue
Brown

Suitable for curtains & bed spreads

BS EN 1021:1+2 Cigarette & Match
BS 5852 Section 4 2006 Ignition Crib 5
IMO A652 (16) Upholstery

                                                       Weight                                             Pattern Repeat
Boulevard                                          690 g/m²                                                   24.5cm x 17.5cm
China                                                  880 g/m²                                                  60cm x 35cm
Dandy                                                 650 g/m²                                                  Horizontal stripes
Ditzy                                                   700 g/m²                                                   0.6cm x 0.8cm
Venuto                                                840 g/m²                                                  N/A
Moravia                                               580 g/m²                                                 N/A