Thursday, 25 November 2010

Have Yourself a Crafty Little Christmas!

On Saturday 11th of December I will be running the lino printing part of the Crafty Little Christmas Ministry of Craft workshop. We will be making Christmassy lino blocks to print up cards, tags and matching gift wrap. It's a full day course, so there are two other crafts to learn, making Christmas bath bombs and Christmas decorations! If you're stuck for a present for someone this would be a lovely early Christmas gift!
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Friday, 19 November 2010

Christmas is coming!

So why not join us at Manchester Craft and Design Centre for a little festive shindig? On Saturday 27th November, from 2 til 4, we will be hosting the Launch of our new exhibition, Past Present Perfect and getting in the Christmas spirit with free mulled wine, music from Kathryn Edwards and a Christmas Choir. There will also be a free craft activity, making finger knitted Christmas decorations. How nice! Don't forget to come upstairs and say howdy, the double act of Miss Smith and Miss Blease will be putting in a rare appearance - this is surely not to be missed! xx

Friday, 12 November 2010

Inspired by Fair Isle

Here's a little look at some new ideas I've been working on. I've been thinking about this sort of thing for a while: geometric shapes, symmetry, folk prints and grid structures have been lurking in sketchbooks for some time. I thought I'd put some photos of my design process up too.

Pattern drawn out on graph paper and traced off.

Transfered onto stencil paper and cut out with scalpel.

Red print on white felt. I've printed this design onto aprons and tea towels so far, I'm hoping to make some felt cushions too. Come on down to the studio and take a peek! We're having our Christmas launch at the Craft Centre on Saturday 27th November, why not pop in them for a free drink and a wander about? Any feedback would be much appreciated!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

New Signage!

Hurray hurray! Jane and I finally got round to agreeing on signage and putting it up! It was a bit tricky as our logos wouldn't have worked together and we both use different fonts, but Jane worked on a nice, simple design for us and I think it looks very smart! It took us about 3 hours to put it up, but it was well worth it in the end! I'm really glad we've got it up before Christmas, it's taken over a year to sort out. That's the way of self-employment, you gotsta prioritise!

Obviously the ampersand is my favourite bit xx