Today was the Intro to Art Journaling Workshop hosted by Dizzydollylou. It was a lovely couple of hours. The ladies, all veteran crafters, were on top form and set to making mini-journals with vigour. There was glue and cake, pretty papers, cake, lovely silken thread, cookies and lots of chatter about fur-babies. Did I mention the cake? Homemade by Tams! Dizzydolly plied us with copious cups of coffee and tea. The atmosphere was most convivial and very conducive to Makery. And by golly what Makery they accomplished.
Sarah and Emma made mini-journals covered in fabric, with a lovely button fastening. Tams made a collaged cover of torn vintage book papers. (And I cunningly forgot to take a photo of it, so I’ll have to wait for her to send me one.) They’re meeting again tomorrow to finish them off and maybe make some journaling cards. I wish I could be there too!
Important Dates for your Diary
- Art Unequalled 3rd-5th May – If you live local to Bury St Edmunds, you really MUST drop in to in the Atheneum. It’s a fantastic craft fair, with really really talented people selling their work and demonstrating their skill. Dizzydollylou will be there with her gorgeous felt and silver. And also Emma Sadler, who was at my workshop today. She’s an amazing art photographer. You should go and look and like her FB page immediately so that you don’t miss out on any of her Don’t Look Down series. It’s breathtakingly good.
- Needle Felting For Beginners with Dizzydollylou May 16th here at my home. Still places available! Don’t leave it too late to book.
- May Summer School for Kids: Journey to the River Sea 26th-30th May designed and run by me. I’m especially excited about this. It’s going to be a brilliant week of adventure through reading, art and craft. Aimed at children aged 8-12. Get in touch for more details because places will be limited.
- Coptic Bookbinding 5thJuly designed and run by me at Keep on Crafting, Bury St Edmunds. Call Mandy to book a place. 01284 701101.
So… heaps of opportunity to get involved with the Makery. Don’t miss out!