Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Open Studios

Its that time of year again - Forth Valley Open Studios in on from 7th - 15th June. This is a fantastic event, now in its 5th year. It is a chance to see local artists in their working environments, find out more about them and even buy yourself an original piece of art. I will be displaying some of my Jewellery in Back Lane Studios - Here is a wee peak at some hand painted pendants that I am hoping to display ( if the paint drys in time!) I will also have a small selection of my vintage style jewellery for sale too.

 Works in progress, I hope they dry in time for next week!

Hand painted pendants 

How to get there! Back Lane Studio in Stirling

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Crafting Classes This Spring At Wool-n-Wood

After a wee break from teaching jewellery classes I am back. I will be teaching a basic jewellery class aimed at beginners as part of the Spring program of craft classes being held at the "The Studio", Wool-n-Wood in Kinbuck near Dunblane.  All classes are £45 (this will include all tools, materials and a scrumptious afternoon tea) You will make a lovely piece of artwork to take home with you. Classes are held 2pm until 4.30pm. Contact details can be found at the bottom of this blog post.

 Here is a list of what's available this March.

Sat 1st March : Up-Cycle Decoupage

The simple art of decorating a surface with paper.
If you can 'cut and paste' the old fashioned way, this is for you! No PC required.  Learn a new skill and take home your customised 'flower pot', 'wine bottle' or objects of your choice from our selection of goodies. Items supplied but feel free to bring along your own objects...nothing too big!
Tutor: Lesley Mann, Wool-n-Wood

Sat 15th March : Beginners Beaded Jewellery Making

A basic jewellery making class aimed at beginners. Using basic beading and stringing techniques.
you will be able to make two beaded bracelets and two pairs of earrings. Also provided are instruction sheets that people can take home with them if they want to carry on with the jewellery making in their own time.
Tutor : Megan Morgan, Artizania Jewellery

Sat 22nd March - Needle Felted Teddy Bears

Using easy felting techniques, a bit of rolling and stabbing you can create a lovely little teddy bear in an afternoon! No experience needed. All materials supplied.
Tutor : Lesley Mann, Wool-n-Wood

Sat 29th March - Felt Brooch (to be confirmed)

Learn how to make felt and then create your own brooch to take away. 
Tutor:   Mary Pirie (An Cnoc)

Wool-n-Wood Workshops held at "The Studio", High Craigton, Kinbuck, FK150JJ

These are the first workshops in The Studio so they are being offered at an introductory price (£45) with a lovely afternoon tea! Details of booking and payment can also be found on the web site. www.wool-n-wood.co.uk
Payment options:
In full by PayPal (lesley.c.mann@btinternet.com)or send cash/cheque to the above address.
£10 deposit secures your place with full payment five days beforehand. 
Cancellations 48 hours before will get a full refund. 
Classes cancelled by Wool-n-wood for any reason will be refunded in full.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Wallace Monument

Dark and brooding photo that I took of the Wallace Monument this morning, and I'm pleased to say no photo filters were on this picture.