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Monoprinted Paper Bead Jewellery Workshop
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I’m very pleased to announce a new workshop taking place on Saturday November 24th 2018, from 10am to 4pm, at the former Herb Patch, now Osana, Ebchester. We’ll spend the day creating paper bead jewellery made from our own monoprinted … Read More

Get Creative: Recycled slate house number plates
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My lovely partner has just spent two months of back breaking work re-roofing both our and our neighbours houses. And of course that means we have a lot of old broken slates … and as a crafter I can’t just … Read More

50% off flash sale!
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It’s the 7th birthday of my business today! To celebrate, I’m having a 50% off flash sale off everything in my etsy shop. The 50% off sale lasts only until midnight UK time today, 1st September 2018. If you miss … Read More

Experiments with gelatin plate printing
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I’ve been wanting to play with gelatin plate printing for quite a while, but as the commercial plates are pretty expensive, I hadn’t yet managed to have a try. Over the past few weeks I’ve been teaching collagraph printmaking, and … Read More

Lino printing with Chester le Street Friendly Art Group
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Yesterday I spent a lovely morning teaching the members of the Chester le Street Friendly Art Group how to lino print. It was a really welcoming group that meet at Chester le Street Community Centre on a Wednesday morning. We … Read More

#100daysofcelticknots – project completed!
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On 3 April this year I embarked on #the100dayproject – and my goal was to work on my Celtic knotwork for 100 days. The project finished yesterday, and I’m really pleased to say I worked on it right through to … Read More

Crafty Download: Free Floral Mandala Colouring Page
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Yesterday I was playing with some pre-gessoed canvas paper, and ended up drawing a mandala on it. I had to use a brush pen, as the canvas was quite rough, hence the much thicker lines than I would normally draw … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – Moss
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I know some people don’t like moss in their yards or gardens, but I absolutely love it! Look closely at it and the forms seem almost alien, the colours infinite. This week’s colour inspiration swatch is taken from a lovely … Read More