The 'show' season is coming to the end. Below are details of our final outdoor events , our special 'hotel shows' and final Christmas craft shows.
This is the best way to buy your new Cocoon and have a great day out. We will have all our styles and colours for you to see and try on and we can measure you for your perfect coat.
If you cannot make it to one of our shows you can visit our workshop in Oxfordshire. Please call first to ensure we are here to help you (and make you a cup of coffee!)
We look forward to seeing you again.
Forthcoming Events & Shows
+ Craft & Design Fair, WINCHESTER: 22 Nov to 24 Nov
Where: Winchester, The Guildhall, Hampshire SO23 9GH
When: Fri, 22nd Nov 2019 to Sun, 24th Nov 2019
+ Craft & Design Fair, WEST HORSLEY PLACE: 27 Nov to 1 Dec
West Horsley Place - A Brief HistoryWest Horsley Place is a Grade I listed medieval manor house and estate of great beauty and historic significance. The manor house dates from 1425, though there has been a building on the site since Saxon times. The house is currently on Historic England’s At Risk Register. The house has had many illustrious owners and visitors, with strong connections to royalty down the centuries. Sir James de Berners a close friend of Richard II was executed by him in 1388. Henry VIII owned West Horsley Place himself for two separate periods in the 1530s and 1540s. Elizabeth I visited twice; once for an entire week in 1559, bringing her court with her and building a temporary theatre in the garden for their entertainment. In the seventeenth century Sir Edward Nicholas was First Secretary to both Charles I and Charles II. In more recent times Queen Mary, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret have been guests. The exquisite red brick façade that greets visitors today was built around 1650, when Carew Raleigh (son of Sir Walter Raleigh) owned the estate. Records show that he spent £2000 improving and updating the manor house in effort to make it more fashionable; the façade was built in the very latest Dutch gabled style. It is actually a free-standing wall built on its own foundations and loosely attached to the medieval timber-framed core of the building. West Horsley Place is full of a thousand years of stories. Guy Fawkes was a footman here and his master Lord Montague was sent to the Tower on suspicion of being involved with the Gunpowder Plot. Sir Walter Raleigh’s head was brought here by his widow (we have the bag she kept it in) and buried under the stairs. You can find out more by taking a guided tour of the house during the Craft Fair. Bamber Gascoigne inherited the house in 2014 from his aunt Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe, whose parents bought it in 1931. Bamber and his wife Christina created the Mary Roxburghe Trust to rescue and restore the manor house, outbuildings and wider estate and to give it a bright future as a vibrant centre for the performing and visual arts and teaching of crafts. West Horsley Place is a location for films and television dramas including My Cousin Rachel, Vanity Fair and Ghosts.
Where: West Horsley Place, West Horsley, Surrey, KT24 6AN
When: Wed, 27th Nov 2019 to Sun, 1st Dec 2019