The Heart and Home of Creative Experiences

I'm Louise Presley an artist and professional treasure hunter. I have a large studio with an equally large collection of delights contained within it. My background is in fashion and and in 2003 I decided to follow my own star and set up Hope & Elvis.

From the tranquil Harley Foundation studios situated in the grounds of Welbeck Abbey, North Nottinghamshire I curate a program of creative experiences with leading artists and contemporary makers. Join me for a relaxed day with dedicated time for yourself, space to work freely in, unlimited materials and inspirational artists.

New Workshops now listed: Jo Smith 29th October, Make a Poppy 30th October, Janet Clare 12th & 13th November 2016

STUDIO SALE 28th August 2016

I need to make space so I have been through every single suitcase, box and bag and ruthlessly halved my collections of quality items. It's good stuff but it has to go and I would like it all gone in a whoosh! So I had this crazy idea of a smash and grab sale, £25 gets you in and then you can gather what ever you fancy from the table tops!  Items include haberdashery, wools, boxes of vintage fabrics and clothes, chairs, pictures, blankets, linens, velvets, curtains, crochet & lace, ephemera and craft books. Tickets are strictly limited so you will have chance to fill your bags with super bargains all within an hour and half slot.
START: 10.30 - CLOSE 12.00pm
PRICE: £25


No admittance on the day without a printed ticket/receipt.

AFTER SALE STARTS 2.00pm ......... PAY ON THE DOOR, BRING BAGS & FILL! Iam sure there will be tons left you to choose but the ENTRY PRICE WILL BE DEPENDANT ON STOCK LEVELS £10-£5 Queue starts outside the studio at 1.30 not before, so chill and have a coffee before you get ready to grab.

No parking around the studio (pick up for goods only) Use the carpark at the main entrance and access the road to the studio by the gate at the side of the Portland Collection building. Please walk on the the grass. 

 *Both sales open to customers and people on the mailing list only and entry is at our discretion*

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