It feels like I've not sent a newsletter
out for ages...that's probably because I havn't! This is mostly because I've
been busy doing other things, but I've now got a new programme of Creative
workshops that might be of interest to you.
My Make and Take Craft Group
is continuing on the 2nd & 4th
Friday of each month at Horse Carrs Coffee Shop, but I
am now pleased to announce that from 17th
April, which is the 3rd
Friday of each month, I will be running an additional group at
Fresh From The Studio, on
Church Street in Littleborough. Friday 10th April 10am
- 12noon at Horse Carrs
Coffee Shop, Shawclough Road, Rochdale Cost is £5 and
includes all crafting materials and tuition. Make & Take a Decorative
Flower We will be making a decorative flower from yarn which
you can use in many ways such as an embellishment in card making, in sewing and
knitting projects or just wear it as a brooch. Friday 17th April 10am - 12noon
at Fresh From The Studio, Church
Street, Littleborough, Rochdale Cost is £5 and includes all crafting
materials and tuition. Make & Take this adorable Felt Fox. Isn't he gorgeous and
how can you possibly resist?!
By popular demand we will also be
making the Felt Fox
on Friday 24th April 10am
-12noon at Horse Carrs
Coffee Shop, Shawclough Road, Rochdale
In February, I ran a bracelet and earring making
workshop at Fresh From The Studio. Everyone had a lovely time and I was
blessed with having such wonderful ladies to teach. They went home with
some lovely pieces they had made all by themselves.
This workshop was very popular and I've been asked
to repeat it.
The date of my next Bangles & Beads
Workshop will be on Saturday, 30th May
from 10am - 12.30pm at , Church Street, Littleborough
Places are limited to 7 and costs just
£20, which includes all
crafting materials, tuition and refreshments This is a very popular workshop,
so it is essential that you reserve a place and will require a £10
non-refundable deposit. Please email me at TLCBoxCo@hotmail.co.uk
Last month, I ran a Journal Making class at Fresh
From The Studio. Everyone had a wonderful time and we made a handful of
journals using a variety of materials and techniques. Here we are
preparing our pages for a Japanese style mini journal.
I will probably repeat this workshop again later
in the year. If you're interested in coming, please let me know.
If you're on Facebook, it would be lovely if you
could Like and share The
Little Craft Box Company page. Also, if you know anyone who is
interested in coming, please let them know about it. It would be lovely to
see some old faces too...you're always welcome!
On the 25th April some friends of mine are holding a Spring Fair to raise
funds for the Tiyamike Orphanage in Malawi. One of these friends goes out
there at least once a year to visit and to see for herself how the donations
benefit the beautiful children there. It would be lovely if you could come
along and support this worthwhile cause.
I've not got anything in my Etsy Shop at the
moment. However, I do have some beautiful pieces in in Littleborough. If you've not been to visit this
wonderful gallery, you really should. It is filled with lots of amazing arts
and crafts by local crafts men and women. I also have some of my jewellery and
map magnets at Touchstones in Rochdale and I'm having a stall
at the Spring Fair at Horse Carrs on the 25th April (see
In the meantime, Happy
Crafting and hope to see you soon!
Recent Projects Here is a gallery of recent projects we have made at our
Make & Take Craft Groups.
Valentines with a
Dates for your
Make & Take Craft Group
at Horse Carrs Coffee
House Shawclough Road, Rochdale Every2nd and 4th
Friday of the
month from 10am -
12noon Just £5 for
all crafting materials and tuition Refreshments
are available for purchase at the Coffee House.Make & Take Craft Group
at Fresh From The
Studio Church Street, Littleborough Every 3rd Friday of the month from 10am -
12noon Just £5 for
all crafting materials and tuition Bangles &
Beads Fresh From The Studio, Church Street,
Littleborough Saturday, 30th
May from 10am - 12.30pm Just £20 for
all crafting materials, tuition and refreshments.
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Show & Tell At every session
of our Craft Group, we have Show & Tell. This can be something you've
created yourself; some new art or craft products or equipment you've bought; an
exhibition, craft event or shop you've discovered or a craft book or magazine
you've been reading. In fact anything of a crafty nature. Come along and show
and tell us!
include making lavender
sachets, doodle art, gift boxes, weaving, patchwork, handmade journals and
notebooks, embroidered hand art, fabric flower brooches, jewellery making,
shrink plastic, upcycling and much more. In between workshops there may be
opportunities for gallery and museum visits, trips to craft shows and other
Journalling & Crochet Workshops???
have to be good at drawing and painting to make an art journal. They are a
cross between a written diary (journal), a scrapbook and a sketch book. If
anyone is interested in making their own art journal, please let me
I've also been asked about running some crochet workshops, if
you're keen to learn to crochet or any other crafting skill, please let me
Did you know... that if there's a
particular project you've missed or there's something you've always wanted to
learn how to make, then just let me know and there may be an opportunity to
repeat a workshop or I can create a workshop to fit in with your requirements.