Monday, 17 January 2011

Happy New Year

Well at last xmas is over and a new year begins, with new years resolutions! The first, to make sure I keep blogging! To set up my website and do more craft events and approach more galleries etc to sell my work. So all ideas and contacts would be greatly welcomed.
The christmas period was a really busy time for making and selling, with an event almost every weekend. The craft mafia xmas fair was a success again at the Whitworth Art Gallery despite the weather, dedicated shoppers trudged through the snow to reach us.
Towards the end of last year it was also a busy time for workshops. I worked with a lovely group of people in Knowsley for five weeks creating a banner based on their city of Liverpool. When it is up on the wall, I will post a photo. I also did a great workshop for the Whitworth as part of the craft mafia 'takeover', we made lovely bow brooches with Harris Tweed and silk. So far this year I have done one workshop in Gorton in a great community centre, where we made fashion accessories from felt and tweed. More workshops are planned over the next few months, in schools, in galleries and with community groups, which will be great. So the next few weeks I will be designing my new collection for Spring/Summer, oh yes it will be soon upon us. I may have a go at making some dickie bows for men!!
The recent images are some of the bags etc that I made for the xmas markets.

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