Our speaker this week was Eve from The English Stamp Company, based in Worth.
They don’t do postage stamps! That was made very clear right from the start. They actually make rubber stamps for stamping fabrics, business stamps, logo printing etc.
Some requests are stranger than others! And clients vary from individuals to local businesses to the rich and famous – the company counts Victoria Beckham amongst their clients.
At this time of year, the emphasis is on Christmas and there is a demand for stamping gift wrap, greetings cards and so on. Eve showed us how to create very effective designs simply by adding colours, powder and glitter onto a basic stamp design.
There were questions from the floor, particularly around how the stamps themselves are made and how the company gets the word out about what they do.
Rotarian Maggie Hardy thanked Eve for a most interesting talk and for enlightening us all. Then club members were invited to come up and try it for themselves.
Watch out for some interesting Christmas cards this year!!
Earlier in the evening we were delighted to welcome our latest new member to the club, Peter Davies, shown here being introduced to club members by Rotarian Hubert Pearce. President Ro conducted the induction ceremony for what is already our fourth new full member this Rotary year.