Friday, 30 September 2016

Saturday 1st October Falkland Craft Market and Sunday 2nd October Perth Festival of Yarn

Events season is upon me and it all kicks off this weekend with Falkland Craft Market this Saturday and Perth Festival of Yarn on Sunday

Falkland Craft Market is a great place to shop local here in North Fife with a wide variety of local artists and makers exhibiting their work. It's the perfect opportunity to see what's new from me as this is my first event since August and I have been very busy.

Perth Festival of Yarn in The Salutation Hotel, South St, Perth on Sunday is shaping up to be a great day out for all fibre and knitting enthusiasts.

The complete line up of vendors is 

The Border Tart / Blue Moon Indigo 
Mothy and the Squid
My Mama Knits
Eva Christie Hand Knitting
Melted Moglet Dyeworks
Moulin Yarns
Aileen Clarke Crafts
Capercaillie Kilts
Proggy and Tweed
Lagom Felt Studio
The Haberdashery Project
Rosedean Ryelands
Ewenique Fibres
Wee County Yarns

£3 entry

I have a new set of four coasters just in this week. I have chosen to mix the designs in the set up a bit to include my new hare picture and the dragonflies which have been so popular.

I still have some calendars available and will have them at both events.

And I have been busy making new textile and resin jewellery pieces including pendants, earrings and bracelets.

Hope to see some of you there and I will post some photos here next week. 

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Upcoming Events for Autumn 2016 plus New Cards and Cushions

After a long summer break from making and blogging, it's back to work now with preparations for all my upcoming events this Autumn!

I had this idea for a felted hare picture back in June and finally got time to make it once our schools went back mid August.
The original measures 20 x 20 cm and comes complete with mount and frame. The outer edge of the frame measures 36 x 36 cm.

One of the reasons for making the picture was to have it printed into cards and notebooks.

Cards £2.50

Notebooks £5.95

I also had it printed onto cushions!

Cushions £40

Other new cushion designs include Gardener's Cottage and Drying Day at The Bothy.

The originals of both of these pictures are still available in my Etsy shop here 

Other new card designs include Gardener's Cottage

Aurora and Stars

Dragonflies and Seathrift

Drying Day at The Bothy

and Winter's Garden.
The cards measure 12.5 x 12.5 cm and are all available individually at £2.50 each or as a set of six at £12 
Click here to see the card section of my shop.

My cards and jewellery are also available at The Rowan Tree Gift Shop in Falkland, right on the main street, opposite the palace.

Staring on Saturday 1st October, I have six events lined up for Autumn so far.

Saturday 1st October 2016 10 - 4pm - Falkland Craft Market, Falkland Village Hall, Back Wynd, Falkland, KY15 7BX. Free entry
Sunday 2nd october 2016 11 - 5pm - Perth Festival of Yarn, Moncrieffe suite, Salutation Hotel. South Street, Perth Entry £3
Saturday 22nd October 2016 10.30 - 3.30pm - Pitcairngreen Village Hall Craft Fair, by Almondbank, Perth Entry £3.50 includes refreshments and home baking.
Saturday 5th November 2016 10 - 4pm - Falkland Craft Market, Falkland Village Hall, Back Wynd, Falkland, KY15 7BX. Free entry
Sunday 20th November 2016 10.30 - 4.30pm - The Handmade Show, Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth. Free Entry
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November 9 - 5pm- The Loft at Ardross farm Shop, Elie. Free Entry

I'm particularly looking forward to Perth Festival of Yarn on Sunday 2nd October.
Other vendors include

Blue Moon Indigo/The Border Tart,
Mothy and the Squid,
My Mama Knits,
Eva Christie Hand Knitting,
Moulin Yarns,
The Queen of Purls

To keep up to date with this event, see the Facebook page here

So I have been busy building up my stock of Felt Sheep Jewellery and Textile Trinket Boxes.

I also have my 2017 Calendar out.

The calendar features 12 different images, one for each month plus a whole calendar page per month to write on.

For daily updates on new makes etc from me, I am now using Instagram more often. I am @aileenclarkecrafts

I'll leave you with a nice sunset we enjoyed while on holiday in Ireland in July. The photo is taken from the very end of the Dingle peninsula, Co Kerry. This is one of my most favourite places to be!

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