Spring Workshop

Come and join us at our first Folk art workshop where we will cover basing and distressing your projects, then transferring on a design prior to painting them using the ‘dotting’ technique.  Dot painting is great fun and you can create some amazing designs and even if you do the same design over and over again, because they’re hand painted no two are ever the same.      

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Instructions for Catherine-wheel Decoration

Well, this took a little longer than I had expected!  Still,  plenty of time for you to put some of these lovely hanging decorations together.  They are really simple to do –  no sewing, no gluing, no mess 🙂 Materials 8cm Polysterne discs Ribbon in contrasting colours (approx 4cm x 2m & 0.5cm x 20-25cm) Sequin pins Ruler Scissors Decorative bows/flowers/discs for the centres. I’ve attempted videos this time to […]

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Delicate Lace…eventually

A couple of evenings ago I excitedly took out my new Folk It! kits and tried to decide which design I would attempt.  I always practice first, even if it’s a technique I have become comfortable and familiar with only instead of bits of loose card (which in our home can easily be mislaid) I have started an artwork scrapbook.  I’m glad I did because it gives me a place […]

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Cards: New baby!

This took a little working on because of the text I wanted to include.  One way of doing text transfers is to use a mirror image that is either printed or photocopied using a laser printer.  I only have an inkjet so the usual way of doing this either left too much paper on my mount board and/or I ended up smudging the print…grrr! So, what do most of us […]

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

No one could be more surprised than me at my love of crafting because I have never seen myself as creative, or artistic.  In fact I have the utmost respect for those who can draw anything that actually resembles what it is supposed to be, and totally in awe of those who can create something that looks positively photographic! These pieces are not in the same league, but I derive […]

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Lacy Bowl 2

It’s been quite an eventful week so I tried something different with the machine embroidered lacy bowl this weekend to help me relax.  It started as a ‘spaghetti’ jumble… And finished as another pretty bowl… I really like the addition of a fabric flower and butterflies.  I should have fully centred the flower in the bottom of the bowl to help keep it level thoug, this is a good lesson […]

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