Saturday 21 May 2022

Gel-Plate Printing Workshop Weekend At Hope & Elvis:

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of teaching gel-plate printing on the Saturday and Sunday at the wonderful Hope & Elvis studios.

I was so happy to be back and share the weekend with a group of creative souls and it was so lovely to meet old mates and make new friends too.

I have made a vlog on my You Tube channel which documents all the goings-on and behind-the-scenes escapades if you'd like to see more.

The weekend went by in a flash but here are the photos that I managed to take - I really hope that I have captured everyone's work, either in the video or on here... please accept my humblest apologies if I haven't though, I think that we were all having too much fun!

Here's my little pop-up shop in the studio...

The days were absolutely action-packed!

You will see Louise and her melted dolls on the vlog!

There were beautiful prints everywhere!

I love seeing how everyone's work space evolves throughout the day!

I think that this photo sums up the day perfectly!

There were some really touching pieces made and many stories captured in paint...

 I hope that you enjoyed looking at the snapshots from the weekend, please pop over to my You Tube channel if you'd like to see what shenanigans we got up to!

Thank you so much Louise for inviting me to your magical studio at Hope & Elvis and thank you Sam, Poppy and Ruth for looking after us all.

And thank you so much to all the lovely, brilliant, talented folks who joined us for this very special weekend.

Can't wait to come back in November!


Sunday 10 April 2022

Adventures And Tea Towels! It's Vlog Number 5!


Vlog number 5 is up on my You Tube channel, I'm having so much fun making these little films!

It's full of bits and bobs, including a day out shopping in York and new arrivals for my shop.

Hope you like! X

Tuesday 15 March 2022

Custard Creams & Bloopers! It's Vlog Number 4!

 Hello chuck!

I've just uploaded my fourth studio vlog where you can watch me finish the painting I started in the previous vlog.

There's lots of painting, very little housework and lots of chat!

(Custard creams and bloopers are also included!)

Hope you enjoy 

Sunday 27 February 2022

Undercover Shenanigans In Brigg!

 We popped into Brigg yesterday, (I love it there, it's a lovely place full of character and great independent shops)and we were greeted by such a cheerful riot of colour and fun!

I am unable to knit or crochet and so seeing such amazing skill blew my socks off!

The high-street had been yarn-bombed and the local businesses were immortalised and celebrated in crochet!

You could see how much joy these creations gave to the passers-by and I often had to queue to take a photo because they were so popular!

Each one made me smile: the intricately detailed Walkers crisp packet, the elegantly manicured hand and the very flexible yoga instructor (who is a friend of mine from The Steel Rooms, a wonderful gallery, workshop centre, cafe and gift shop.)

Someone's photo-bombed the yarn-bomb!

I think that I managed to photograph them all, and if the talented folk who created this happen to read this blog post, then I would like to congratulate you. 

Your generosity, humour and crafts-personship are a testament to what can be achieved when folks get together and collaborate.

The identities of the yarn-bombers are obviously unknown, but if you are inspired by this, there is a friendly Face Book group called 'Undercover Yarners' who love sharing ideas about crochet and community.

Wishing you all a colourful weekend chucks X