You don't get one for ages, then two come along at once! Cloth Paper Scissors arrived just as I'd posted about Somerset Studio, but I didn't have time to tell you about it yesterday.
This issue concentrates on fabric for a change - felting, recycling plastic bags into fabric, fabric books, wearable art, lettering, digital collage, art journaling on canvas and mixed media books. All very scrummy. There are also artist profoles and plenty of ideas.
I thought I'd also let you know about new stock I'm getting in. I've found a supplier of transfer paints, and they should be here in a few days. Just a few basic colours to start with, but there is a good range, so I'll get more if they are popular.
I've also been getting lots of stock in ready for the Embroiderers' Guild Eastern Regional Day in Chelmsford. Lots of yummy Oliver Twists threads and fibres and Craftynotions threads and mixed media, together with lots of books and other selected items from the shop will be wending their way to Writtle on 2nd July.
There will be lots of other traders, and the lectures look good; Dennis Northdruft, curator of the Fashion & Textile Museum on 'Zandra Rhodes' and in the afternoon Lesleie Morgan's lecture is entitled 'At my mother's knee and in other joints'. There are also exhibitions from local textile groups, demonstations and a raffle. It looks to be a great day out - tickets are £7.50 on the door and there may be tickets to the lectures available on the day at £5 each. You can contact dianehobbit for more information.
See you there?