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Make and Take at HobbyCraft Coventry

I’m delighted to able to demonstrate painting with the dotting tool as an introduction to forthcoming Folk Art workshops to be held at HobbyCraft, Central Six, Coventry next Thursday, 21st Feb from 10:00am-12:00pm.

If you’re in the area come and try it for yourself at this drop-in session and let me show you how easy it is to find that creative side we all have inside.  You get to ‘make and take’ a heart shape mount board which you can keep for yourself or give to someone you know will love that you’ve painted this just them.

There will be more information about my first Workshop running at HobbyCraft on 28th Feb, 10am-12pm when we will move on to creating pretty little roses.

Come and join me – the first dot will have you hooked! 😊

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Dotty Christmas Baubles

Every year around about this time I find myself saying “I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone!”  Do you do this too?

Well it has flown by and it’s time to start getting ready for Christmas and ARC are joining in.  Earlier this week I held a Folk It! workshop and taught the group how to create Christmas baubles using design templates and the dot painting technique. Continue reading Dotty Christmas Baubles

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What a difference…

… a week makes!

Hello lovely readers 🙂

I think a quick update is required first.  You’ll remember how excited I was last week to announce a new venue for my workshops. Well, it looks like that may not happen now because, according to a social media post, the current owner with whom the arrangement was made, has ‘moved on to new ventures’!  That came as a bit of a surprise to be honest, particularly as no direct contact has been made.  Anyway, I, intend to see what the new owners think about keeping the arrangement but won’t know until next week so another ‘watch this space’ moment.

On a happier, and even more exciting note, I have shelf space in a local shop, hoorah…

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LOTT Bazaar is a community shop for (and I use their own words)

‘talented crafters to rent space to sell their handcrafted goods and paintings’.

How cool is that!  Such a brilliant idea and a fabulous way to support individuals who might find it difficult to get wider exposure of their work.

The voluntary team members are also involved in a number of initiatives to bring awareness to the whole area about how many great local trades people we have in what is know as ‘Old Town’, or ‘South Town’, which is often forgotten about by the district and county council when it comes to funding, improvements etc.  I live south of the River so I’m really pleased to be part of this in some small way.  So folks, there’s not a huge amount on it yet but here is my first lovely shelf which gives me a ‘high street presence’.

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LOTT Bazaar also offers space at the rear of the shop for crafters to run small workshops, and this is where my next one will be so don’t forget, if you haven’t booked already it’s on 11th July, 7:00-9:00pm. Come and join me for a fun evening of Folk Art painting.

Have a wonderful Friday and stay safe in this heat 😊 x

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Folk Art

This is a small selection of some folk art pieces I have completed using one of the Folk It! kits.

The techniques are very easy (they have to be for me!) combining dot-painting with  simple brush strokes, and designs which you can mix and add to, to create your own unique designs.

The possibilities are endless and this is one of my favourite crafts at the moment, I can’t wait to learn the more advanced techniques.   You can find workshops and kits by following this link:  https://www.folkit.co

Enjoy 😊