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What does the month of May mean to you?

May is often viewed as the month of new beginnings, it’s the last month of Spring and everyone is full of expectations for warmer, sunnier skies. Flowers start to brighten up the garden, we all feel like going outside a bit more often, garden parties, barbeque & wedding invitations start to flow in.   At The Designerie we are lucky to be surrounded everyday by beautiful creative products that have taken our designer makers hours to dream up and create. We also get to explore new ways of making things and watch our customers learn new skills in one of...

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Why The Designerie is our special creative place

When we got the green light from our board to start The Designerie, the whole team here at CEA were filled with an instant excitement and drive to get the idea off the ground. We have had a specific focus on the craft sector for over 20 years and had lots of fun times taking group stands at trade fairs like Showcase in Dublin and the British Trade Craft Fair. It was our passion and interest in this area and those memories along with years of advising and guiding many of our countries best creative people that lead us to...

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Kids Half Term Workshops

Half-term is nearly upon us and we know you'll want to plan ahead, and give the kids something to look forward to! We've put together some workshops especially for children in case you need something to keep your little ones busy at half-term.From Up-cycled Hedgehogs to Chocolate making, we've something for every child here! So give us a call or have a look on our website. we'd love to help little creative hands keep busy this half-term.We've got some workshops below for you to browse through and we hope you have a lovely half-term break!      Up-cycled Hedgehog WorkshopThursday 16th...

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Christmas Gift Ideas 2016, from The Designerie

  The Belfast Soap Company and Nature Saponified Handmade Soaps (£4.50-£6.95) We have a fab selection of handmade soaps from The Belfast Soap Company and Nature Saponified. With so many scents to choose from, these would be a lovely treat for anyone.   North Coast Smokehouse – Smoked Sea Salt and Black Pepper (£2-£5) North Coast Smokehouse’s award winning smoked sea salt and black pepper has been cold-smoked over Beech wood. Sprinkle on potatoes, salads, meats and seafood for a delicious smoky flavour. A Perfect mini stocking filler!   JIB Crafts Plaques (£5.99)  These handmade slates painted with humorous and inspiration...

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Happy Crafters, Happy Customers and Happy Christmas

Happy Crafters, Happy Customers and Happy Christmas… When we dreamed of opening The Designerie we were a small group of people passionate about supporting creativity & enterprise. We wanted to create a non-profit, social enterprise based in Bushmills, Northern Ireland. Our goal was and still is to support individuals to do more and to be more in our community through connected creativity. We are passionate about supporting local arts and crafts, and providing an opportunity for local artisans and crafters with a route to market and an opportunity to showcase their products. We knew this formula had worked elsewhere, but...

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