Friday, 21 October 2011

Breightmet Community Projects

I'm currently working on two creative community projects with Bolton at Home and they are well on their way.  The first one (which has been going since October of last year) is with the Breightmet Knit and Natter group at the UCAN centre on New Lane.  We meet ever other Wed. from 1:30-3:30 the first and third Wed of the month.  We are knitting squares to be sewn together into a blanket which will be raffled off for the charity Help for Heroes.  Squares are starting to roll in and they are a colourful bunch!  If you would like to contribute we are looking for squares about 4x4 inch in size.

The second project will be starting next week. A new crafty group will be meeting at the Leverhulme Children's Centre ever Friday from 1-3pm in the cafe.  There will be a cheap lunch from noon.  Our first meeting will be on November 4th!  Next week I will be sneaking round the area doing some yarn bombing... knit graffiti to advertise the group.  There will be free yarn to get everyone started, cool badges and free magazines. Not a knitter?  No problem.  You can bring along any sort of craft.  We will be working on a knitted flower garden which will be on display.  Here is a little taster.........

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Cheshire Food Festival

This past weekend Craft Mafia organized a craft fair during Cheshire's Food festival.  The weather was a bit hit and miss but it was a lovely event and which was well attended.  We did face painting and held several workshops.  I taught a wire wrapped ring one on the Sunday and met some lovely people.  (I unfortunately didn't get any pics of it)

There were loads of lovely stall holders.  Here are some pics......

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Up and Coming Fabrics

I've just ordered some new fabric.  I'm so excited!  I have 13 new prints on their way which will be here in about 6 weeks time.  They are all a little quirky, very modern and well suited for dress making, quilting, craft and home decorating projects..... so, with out further ado, here they are.

And here are a few more