Saturday, 17 December 2011

Lynda Monk

Lynda's first day at Craft Arena went really well. Lots of people came to see her demonstrate and sign her books. You can see her here talking to Kay. Lynda has bought loads of samples with her showing her use of tissue paper with procion dye, paint, transfer foil and other media. 

Lynda is with us again tomorrow (Sunday), so if you can make it over, do come and say 'Hello', she would love to meet you.

We are open from 10am to 4pm.


Thursday, 15 December 2011

More Tonia and a great weekend to look forward to!

The Tonia wool has arrived this afternoon and I've already sold several balls. I definately won't be getting any more this side of Christmas, so don't delay if you need more. The colours are lovely and include three with a metallic thread running through them.

Don't forget our very special weekend ahead, when Lynda Monk (purplemissus) will be visiting Craft Arena to sign her new book 'Fabulous Surfaces'. Knowing Lynda, I'm sure she will be bringing lots of samples, will have some of her work to show you and will also be demonstrating some of her great techniques. I've been on a couple of workshops with her, and got so much out of them. If you do get the chance, do pop in to see what she has to show; you will be inspired!


Tuesday, 13 December 2011

This and That

The Tonia yarn which came in a few weeks ago has already sold out. I've ordered more and it should be in within the next few days. I'm also expecting some Clover needlefelting tools as used by Kirsty Allsopp on Kirsty's Handmade Britain. I'm putting some by for those of you who have asked, and if anyone else wants one, just let me know.

My new, updated website is nearly ready, and we hope to be launching it on Tuesday 21st December. That is assuming that I manage to get all the stock on that I need to; we may have to add some things at a later stage, but I'll keep you posted. Here is a taster for you.

I'm shutting shop early today as I have to drive a fair way this evening and want to get a start before the rush hour.
A sad couple of weeks. The loss of two friends is hard to take. Not only did we lose Sarah Lawrence, but Bonny Osborne was also taken from us far too early. Two inspirational textile artists who will be sadly missed.