WHITE GECKO ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Woo hoo!

White Gecko are pleased to announce two shows that we will be attending this year. After nearly 18 months without in-person shows, we are excitied to be going back on the road later this year.

First up will be The Great Northern Quilt Show in Harrogate on Friday 17 to Sunday 19 September 2021. Taking place at the Great Northern Showground, this show will feature quilt displays from well-known quilters and textile artists plus a variety of exhibitors selling patchwork & quilting supplies for all your needs.

Advance tickets start from £7 per person and you can find out more information HERE

From there we will next head to Malvern for the Autumn Quilt Festival on Friday 15 to Sunday 17 October 2021. Taking place at the Three Counties Showground, this show will feature quilt displays from well-known quilters and textile artists plus a variety of exhibitors selling patchwork & quilting supplies for all your needs.

Advance tickets start from £6 per person and you can find out more information HERE

Please note that these shows will take place within any government guidelines that may be in place at the time of the shows. Please contact the organisers for any questions or concerns on your saftey while attending the shows

Recently friend of the shop, Lesley Burnett, passed away.

Lesley was a great friend to the shop. She always had a smile on her face. She was always happy to help and answer questions and she contributed to our success by making samples, pattern testing and generously giving her time to help us when she could.

At White Gecko we wanted to celebrate her life by raising money for Marie Curie, the charity chosen by her family for donations.

You can donate at https://justgiving.com/fundraising/white-gecko-lesley

All donations on this page will be made to Marie Curie in Lesley's name.

We will always rememebr this lovely lady x

Join Sara on our YouTube channel live at 1pm on Saturday 30 January for an exciting look at Hexi Manx Quilting. This technique will really take that next step up from traditional Manx Quilting.

This demo will not be available on any other social channel so make sure you tune in or catch up anytime over on YouTube.

Lockdown 3.1 starts on Monday 4 January 2021. Please see all of the information you may need when purchasing from White Gecko Craft Lounge for the foreseeable future.

Thank you for your continued support during these strange times and keep well.

Well, we had a good run of the shop being open for your in-person purchases but due to the on-going pandemic and increased case numbers in Wales, the shop geos back into lockdown as of midnight on Saturday 19 December.

We are still open for your online purchases. Orders will be posted up to and including Wednesday 23 Dececember where we will then take a break for Christmas. Click & collect will be available until this date also.

Further information will be announced soon covering the post-Christmas period but please follow our social channels for more information.

Stay safe & Merry Chrstmas from all the White Gecko team

Due to recent Welsh Government announcements, our shop will be closing for the proposed COVID-19 'fire break' lockdown in Wales.

The shop will close on Friday 23 October at 16:00 and re-open on Monday 9 November at 10:00. Customers can continue to order online during this time or phone through ordres to be posted.

A local delivery service will be available for those customers living in Barry, Dinas Powys or Penarth at a cost of £1.00 per order, wherever possible

Click & Collect facilities will be on hold until the shop re-opens.

Visit our social media pages for more information.

THE WHITE GECKO CHARITY CHALLENGE

Thank you to everyone who sponsored us and followed our progress on our charity raising money for three great causes - Blood Bikes Wales, Diabetes UK and Hope Rescue Wales.

We ended our challenge 16 days early and 21,301 metres over our target.

Our target of £1,200 was also blasted by our generous supporters - we raised £1,352.31 which will be split between the three charities.

We are already working on our next charity challenge which we hope to launch in early 2021.

Shop Re-Opening - 6 July 2020

The White Gecko Team will shortly be embarking on a charity challenge to raise money for three worthy charities - Blood Bikes Wales, Diabetes UK and Hope Rescue.

We (Sara, Sarah Jane and Sian) will be walking the equivalent of 1.3 million fabric metres during July, August and September 2020 - which works out to be 6,522 steps per person, per day!

The distance is approximately the same as Land's End to John O'Groats which is the virtual route we will be following.

You can see how we get on via our Facebook and Instagram pages

To donate, please visit www.justgiving.com/team/WhiteGecko

The White Gecko Charity Challenge

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Shop wins National Award

The White Gecko Craft Lounge has recently been named the Best Independent Haberdashery Shop: Wales at the British Sewing Awards 2017. 

 The award, voted for by readers of Sew Magazine and members of the wider public, comes two years after the shop opened in Camms Corner, Dinas Powys. With competition coming from other fabric and haberdashery shops across Wales, the award is the first win for this small shop. 

 Co-owner Sarah Fowler said, “This is great win for our lovely little shop and has really put us on the map for crafters from both South Wales and beyond. We stock a fabulous range of products and place a lot of emphasis on our selection of classes which has translated in this win.”

 Collecting the award at a large craft industry event last month, the owners of the White Gecko Craft Lounge were in good company with national winners including John Lewis, Liberty of London, Clover and Gütermann.