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  • Rachel Bailey | Seven Fables | Exmoor

    Rachel Bailey Rachel's work caught our eye as she too shares a love for the wild creatures that occupy that liminal divide between the natural world and those evasive magical realms... A practicing jeweller since 1993 it is only recently that she has been able to indulge in her own designs for this more ethereal range. The semi precious stones are an integral part of her inspiration suggesting landscapes that her birds and animals inhabit - all are ethically sourced from India. Each piece is unique and individually handmade in sterling silver and hallmarked in Sheffield. ​ Current Availability ​ All jewellery is posted via Royal Mail Special Delivery which costs just £8.00 within the UK Delivery overseas sent tracked and charged at cost. To make your purchase please e-mail the shop directly with your name and location, and we will then send you secure link invoice via Worldpay to make your card payment. Alternatively call the shop during our opening hours. ​ If you would like to know when Rachel's next collection arrives at Seven Fables do subscribe to receive our regular newsletter via the home page.​ Over the Moon £120 Silver hare with black diamond eye and Labradorite stone Brooch size 35mm x 32mm P&P £8.00 Royal Mail Special Delivery Two For Joy £220 Two silver magpies in awe of their Monarch Opal stone treasure 115 x 26mm P&P £8.00 Royal Mail Special Delivery Spring Hare £140 Charm bracelet with silver leaping hare and leaf of Emerald Bracelet diameter 65mm P&P £8.00 Royal Mail Special Delivery Leaping Hare £120 Silver hare with black Diamond eye 50mm x 18mm p&p £8.00 royal mail special delivery *currently only available to order Three Sisters £240 Silver trees with leaves of gold atop a tor of Bronzite beneath a moon of Labradorite size 49mm x 70mm P&P £8.00 Royal Mail Special Delivery Sitting Hare £80 Silver hares with black Diamond eyes earrings height 20mm P&P £8.00 Royal Mail Special Delivery Leaping Hare £50 silver hare earrings french/shepherd hook or continental clasp available w 25mm P&P £8.00 Royal Mail Special Delivery Owls in Flight £80 Silver owls in flight with black Diamond eyes Earrings 20mm x 25mm P&P £8.00 Royal Mail Special Delivery Otter Deep £190 Silver otter with black Diamond eye swimming deep beneath a Marcasite stone 37mm x 54mm P&P £8.00 Royal Mail Special Delivery Scampering Hare Cuff £200 Silver hare with black Diamond eye, scampers across a tor of Ocean Jasper size 36mm x 70mm P&P £8.00 Royal Mail Special Delivery Long Hare Pool £200 Silver hare with black Diamond eye scampers over a pool of Labradorite 52 x 40mm P&P £8.00 Royal Mail Special Delivery Otter where the River Slows £200 Silver otter with black Diamond eye in the meander of the Marcasite river size 33mm x 70mm P&P £8.00 Royal Mail Special Delivery Tree Earrings £80 Silver tree earrings on wire shepherds crook hooks Earrings 22mm x 28mm P&P £8.00 Royal Mail Special Delivery Hare Lost in the Moon's Gaze £140 Silver hare with black Diamond eye lost in thought and gazing out at the Labradorite stone moon 26 x 28mm P&P £8.00 Royal Mail Special Delivery Two Hares Lost in the Moment £150 Two silver hares with black Diamond eyes, stand before a Jasper backdrop 38 x 29mm P&P £8.00 Royal Mail Special Delivery Moon Leap £80 Silver hare with Moonstone ring size please enquire P&P £8.00 Royal Mail Special Delivery *currently only available to order Out of gallery

  • Jackie Morris | Seven Fables | England

    SEVEN FABLES Log In . . . a haven of inspiration on Exmoor Viewing Hours Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm Jubilee Weekend Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd June 11am - 4pm Saturday 4th June 10am - 5pm Portfolio Seven Fables is honoured to represent some of the finest, most skilled professional artists, writers and makers that are currently creating in the UK today. Deliveries of delight are always arriving and the best way to select and choose an item for your home is of course in person. We understand that this is not possible for everyone, so a selection is featured here on our website. Jackie Morris We are the principal UK outlet representing renowned artist & author Jackie Morris, winner of The CILIP 2019 Kate Greenaway Medal for The Lost Words created in partnership with Robert Macfarlane. ​ To discover originals and prints that are currently available to purchase view here ​ A selection of her work is displayed in the gallery but do book ahead if there are specific pieces you wish to view in person. Journal A celebration of the creativity at Seven Fables... ​ Here you will find films, poems, articles and past antics! Books Storytelling has always been part of our lives. We delight in curating the book selection at Seven Fables and the response from our customers is always very positive! We stock a range of books in keeping with our ethos which is a love of nature, art, poetry and fairy tale. ​ We are always happy to offer advise on your purchase. New books arrive fresh from the publisher's press daily - some signed which will make your gift that little extra special. Walking Book Club If you love reading and enjoy walking then this could be just the book club you have been seeking. . . ​ Seven Fables is ideally situated to take advantage of the many beautiful woodland & riverside footpaths that are within strides of our doorstep. ​ Our next walk is on Saturday 9th July and we are reading Drift by Caryl Lewis - Book Here ​ Forthcoming Events We regularly welcome artists and authors to Seven Fables. Writer Davina Quinlivan recently joined our Walking Book Club. In June Christopher Jelley, poet in residence at Seven Fables will will be leading a writing workshop in Dunster Deer Park, more details here ​ The Seven Fables newsletter will keep you informed of future events, so do subscribe if you would like to join like minded 'Fable Folk.' ​ Feather, Leaf, Bark and Stone, the new book from illustrator and poet Jackie Morris is due to be published this June... To celebrate with our 'fable folk' Jackie has gifted a gilded labyrinth stone and its golden soul. To discover how this gift could be yours personally visit our on-line journal... Feather, Leaf, Bark and Stone We have also made this beautiful film. . . 'Dear Seven Fables, Just received your latest email and, on impulse, wanted to tell you how much joy your communications bring to me. Everything is just soooo beautiful, I feel such a glow as I read them.' Join fellow 'Fable Folk' and receive our newsletter from Exmoor First Name Last Name Email I agree to the terms & conditions View terms of use Subscribe Thank you for subscribing!

  • Walking Book Club | Seven Fables | Exmoor

    Walking Book Club If you love reading and enjoy walking, then this could be just the book club you have been seeking... ​ Joining the group is free and new members are always made welcome. We do request however that you purchase your copy of the selected title from Seven Fables by way of booking your place and 'purchasing a ticket.' We depart promptly at 2pm from outside the shop where we return by 4.30pm at the latest. ​ A level of walking fitness is required, please wear suitable footwear and dress appropriately as we walk in all weathers. ​Bring a drink and a snack to enjoy, a flask is a good idea when the weather is cooler, and something to keep your bottom dry as we often sit on a mossy bank or fallen log! ​ Happy & sociable dogs are welcome. We kindly request short leads only, however once in the woods they may roam free, kept under close control. *Dogs are not permitted on our special event walks and talks - if in doubt please do ask. ​ If you require accommodation Knapp House and Mounsey End offer a 10% discount to guests who are staying in order to attend our Walking Book Club. Walking Book Club - Drift 09 Jul, 14:00 – 16:30 Seven Fables, 7 The High Street Dulverton Somerset TA22 9HB Join our Walking Book Club to discuss Drift by Caryl Lewis BOOK TICKETS Walking Book Club - Swanfolk 08 Oct, 14:00 – 16:30 Seven Fables, 7 The High Street Dulverton Somerset TA22 9HB Celebrate Independent Bookshop Day by joining our Walking Book Club to discuss Swanfolk by Kristín Ómarsdóttir Translated by Vala Thorodds BOOK TICKETS Future Walks & Talks Heeding Nature 2pm Wednesday 14th September 2022 Join us for a creative conversation in the woods of Exmoor, with writer Rob Cowen, artist Catherine Hyde and poet Jane Lovell... Walking Book Club dates for 2023 will be announced in the New Year! Previous Walks & Talks SHALIMAR with Davina Quinlivan ​ ​ WOMEN ON NATURE Katharine Norbury WOMEN ON NATURE with Jane Lovell ​ THE WILD SILENCE with Raynor Winn ​ ADVENTURE REVOLUTION with Belinda Kirk WINTERING with Katherine May ​ THE WILD SWANS with Jackie Morris ​ THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS with Long Litt Woon 21st CENTURY YOKEL with Tom Cox ​

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  • 12 June 2022 | 09:30
    Gallox Bridge Dunster Somerset TA24 6SR
  • Walking Book Club - Drift
    Tickets: £8.00 - £19.00
    9 July 2022 | 13:00
    7 The High Street Dulverton Somerset TA22 9HB
  • 14 August 2022 | 15:00
    Gallox Bridge Dunster Somerset TA24 6SR
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  • Feather, Leaf, Bark & Stone

    A Gilded Labyrinth and a Golden Soul... To celebrate the publication of her new pillow book, Feather, Leaf, Bark and Stone, Jackie Morris has created the most precious prize for one lucky customer of Seven Fables, a gilded labyrinth and its golden soul... We recently visited Jackie while she was staying at The Druidstone in Pembrokeshire. She rarely takes time out from writing and painting, and like us, many, if not all her holidays are creative times, and so we spent the week filming and photographing her work. . . Books evolve, take time, and Jackie has worked closely with Alison O'Toole on the design of Feather, Leaf, Bark & Stone, creating and transforming the original artworks, retaining the lightness of touch and illusive quality of the original images and words, typed literally onto gold leaf, feather, leaf and bark. The proof had recently arrived and was bundled with a golden velvet ribbon. We were also able to view the original manuscript, and as Jackie explained, 'a rare creature' in this digital age. Feather,Leaf, bark and Stone has now gone to print and is due to be published on 23rd June. 'This book is full of the light and wind that fills the Pembrokeshire coast where it was crafted, each page anchored to the landscape by the mechanical rhythm of Jackie's antique typewriters. The result is a collection of individual artworks to be both looked at and read. It is poetry re-imagined by a visual artist; words transformed back into their original function as images. Feather, Leaf, Bark & Stone announces a new departure for Jackie Morris and confirms her as an artist and writer at the peak of her power.' Naturally the Seven Fables' edition will hold a little extra magic... Unbound are producing a limited print run for independent bookshops which will have a distinct gold-foiled blue dust jacket - our copies will be stamped with a unique golden labyrinth and of course signed. Copies are available to pre-order, either in-store or via our website, and if you do so by midnight on 7th June, then you will be entered into our draw* to win a treasured labyrinth stone and its framed golden soul. The stone was found on the beach at Druidstone Haven, washed in the waterfall there and gilded while she was staying at the Round House. 'found where fresh water falls the skin of stone like the skin of a seal smooth selkie brush with water and colour of stone and scent of stone will sing a song of the sea' Feather, Leaf, Bark and Stone £20.00 Delivery within the UK £4.00 You may order copies here and good luck! We do post overseas, minimum order value is£40 with shipping at cost, please enquire. *PLEASE NOTE - The draw applies to UK customers only as we are unable to ship this particular prize overseas. The winner will be selected on 8th June 2022 and notified by e-mail the same day. If we do not here from the winner by 22nd June 2022 a second winner will be chosen. There is no alternative prize, cash or otherwise.

  • Women on Nature

    The Seven Fables' Walking Book Club with Katharine Norbury Spring Equinox 2022 It was a delight to welcome Katharine Norbury to Exmoor to celebrate the arrival of spring and her beautiful anthology, Women on Nature. Produced by Unbound, Seven Fables initially pledged to support the project in 2018 and the book was published last May. Intuitively it felt like the perfect publication for us to support, not realising at the time that many of the writers included are those whose books we have read for our Walking Book Club, including Kathleen Jamie, Helen Macdonald, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett and Kitty Aldridge. Kitty’s novel, Cryer’s Hill has stayed with me since we read it in 2014 and whenever I walk at Dunster’s Horse Pond, her characters accompany me - even if one is submerged! When Unbound asked Katharine if she would curate an anthology of women’s writing about the natural world, she couldn’t believe it hadn’t been done already. She admits she was skeptical about the gender focus, but also very aware how nature writing is classified - that we as a species are perceived as separate, removed from nature and observers of something 'other' and so the title is a play on words and a nod to Susan Griffin's controversial book Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her published in 1978. The term anthology derives from the latin to gather flowers, and Katharine has applied no literary snobbery to the writers she has gathered, and it is a joy to see the inclusion of Daisy by Cicely Mary Barker, creator of The Flower Fairies, a childhood introduction for many to the naming of trees and wildflowers. Poet Jane Lovell was also able to join us having recently moved to Exmoor. Two of her poems are published in the collection and Katharine would gladly have included more had space permitted as she truly admires her writing, and it was a pleasure to hear Jane read in the spring sunshine. Thank you to Katharine and Jane, it was an inspiring afternoon enjoyed by all those who ventured into the woods with us. Signed copies of Women on Nature are available to purchase directly from the shelves at Seven Fables - simply e-mail info@sevenfables.co.uk to order a copy. Delivery within the UK is £4.00. For those of you motivated by Women on Nature to read further we have put together a selection of titles featured in the anthology on our Bookshop.org profile. Do enjoy browsing the collection...

  • A Charm for Schools

    Seven Books for Seven Schools... Last month, Jackie Morris kindly donated her artist proof of A Charm of Goldfinches to raise funds to place books within school libraries. Published by Aquarelle, the limited edition of 45 gold foiled prints quickly sold out, so this was a unique opportunity, and the customer that bought it was delighted.... 'I just wanted to let you know that I received the print today, thank you for packaging it so well. It is great to see the print in real life – my husband and I love it. The print feels even more special as it has helped to donate so many books to schools. If you get a chance, please pass our thanks to the artist.' BL The print sold for £800, and our initial aim was to post parcels to seven schools, with each 'charm of books' worth £130. The schools who received parcels were those who were the first to reply to the callout in our newsletter and via our social media feeds. We actually sent out nine parcels - one school's response prompted us to sponsor an extra 'charm' especially for them. 'Oh My If ever a school needed beauty, and nature and all its pace brings to reset time it’s ours. Our children have been caught up for a whole two years in a storm of lockdown and the uncertainty it has brought to their lives. They come back to school blinking into the light, unsure of all things. To sit with a book that quietly relates the reassurance of nature and find comfort in that which is a certainty is just what they need, and indeed aside of our love, all we can offer them unconditionally in this world. So yes and yes, please consider us for a charm of books, we would treasure them.' DD The schools to receive books were Rockwell Green Primary School, Wellington, Somerset Pilton Infants & Junior School, Barnstaple, Devon Halberton Primary School, Halberton, Devon Ysgol y Rofft / The Rofft School, Marford, Wrexham Bampton C of E Primary School, Bampton, Devon BHA Potting Sheds, Bredon Hill Academy, Evesham, Worcestershire Greenfylde School, Ilminster, Somerset Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tonbridge, Kent Abernethy Primary, Abernethy, Perth A tenth 'charm' was bought as a gift, and yet to be gifted so we must not spoil the surprise! Parcels arrived with schools during book week, which was perfect timing, and are already inspiring class projects and being avidly read. 'Thank you so much for the beautiful charm of books. Just their arrival touched and lifted our heats; they are already being treasured and enjoyed. X' CL It has been a delight to gift books to school libraries, my primary school, like many small village schools had no library but it did fit in as many bookshelves as possible and they meant the world to me! Thank you to Jackie for gifting her Charm of Finches to raise funds to make these gifts possible.

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