I have started to update the workshop calender so far I have added the ‘Get ready for Christmas’ dates. These are open to anyone and you don’t have to do anything towards Christmas if you don’t want to. There will be a number of different craft projects on offer and lunch will be provided.
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TOTALLY LOCALLY – On Saturday 15th September 2012 we will be celebrating ‘Totally Locally in Retford’ with ’5 for a fiver’ at the Craft Shop. We have put together 5 money saving offers across the whold range of products that we sell. These will be available on Sat 15 only but there will be lots of other offers around Retford and activities around the town.
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Free workshop for children – 10am – 3pm Sat 15th Sept
I will be in the empty shop next to ‘Batting 4 6′ running a FREE and fishy workshop for children to create a mural. Please come along and contribute to our masterpiece. n.b. (adults must be accompanied by a child)
There is an embroidery exhibition upstairs at the Craft Shop at the moment. It features both new and vintage items dating from as early as 1850 as far as we can ascertain. Please come along and see what is on show. The exhibition is on until the 20th September.
This is part of the display – It is really just a collection of some of the interesting pieces of vintage items I have accumulated but I really like to see it on the wall rather then keeping it in a box. It also means that I can add to it or change the colours.
lovely pin cushion is amongst the exhibits with the added advantage that the jammy dodger is non fattening and can also be used to measure your waistline.
Still trying to get to grips with updating the website, for every update there are three days of trying and any number of emials and texts for assistance. However, I wanted to show you some of the things I have been playing with recently and to let you know that I have started to update the workshop calender, so keep looking at it for future workshops.
He is just a knitted rectangle
Last week someone came in with a pattern for a tea cosy, looking for appropriate wool. When she had left I felt inspired to make my own using some wool in the sale. It was going to be a chicken but as you can see it didn’t turn out that way.
"isn't it romantic"
I was also asked to run a private workshop for a group of ladies and I was inspired by some small canvases I saw in a local shop. They were easy to make using gesso and paint, lace, buttons, napkins and papers. They all turned out different and very lovely.
Happy Valentines x
Here is something else I found – spot the mistake
Thank you to all our customers and workshop attendees this year and hope to see you for many more interesting workshops next year. The workshop list should be going up soon but if there is anything not on the list that you would like to try then just give me a call at the shop.
Here are a few items from the Christmas workshops to tempt your tastebuds.
It was the first christmas craft workshop today and despite the warm and sunny weather we had appropriate seasonal fun. (I stopped short of playing carols, we had no room left after lunch to eat the mince pies and everyone was driving so the mulled wine didn’t get drunk)
I gave everyone a choice of different items to they all chose somethng different.
- Everyone hard at work
Yvonnes' christmas towelsViv's advent calender (she's shy)Ann's wreath and Elisha's cone
This is the blog for the Craft shop, where I’ll show you my recent creations at the shop, and other things of interest.