Thursday, 12 May 2022

Needle Felted and Harris Tweed Scottish Gifts Plus Events for 2022

It has been a busy year so far here at Aileen Clarke Crafts keeping my Etsy shop topped up and providing stock for a few shops around Scotland that are well worth a visit if you are in the areas.

The Rowan Tree in Falkland, Fife, KY15 7BZ

Silver Linings Design Studio in Perth, PH1 5JS

The Atholl Gallery in Dunkeld, PH8 0AR

Tartan Creations by Yvonne Macrae in Dornoch, IV25 3LS

All of the above shops sell a varity of my Textile Jewellery and Brooches. Some sell my cards as well and a few other bits and pieces.

New into my Etsy shop this month are these Rainbow Cottage Notebooks. The image is printed onto beautiful soft velvet fabric and stitched onto genuine Harris Tweed. The Notebook cover is constructed so that the A5 notebook can be easily slipped out and replaced when full. A plain paper notebook is included.

Harris Tweed Reusable Notebook Cover

£36.95


To see my full range of Scottish Gift Items please visit my Etsy shop here 

If you would like to see my full range in person, you can find me at the following events over the summer.

Saturday 18th June 2022

Killin Music Festival Arts & Crafts Fair

Killin Parich Church Community Room

FK21 8TN


Friday 1st July 2022

Highland Meet the Makers Market 

Glenurquart Public Hall

Blairbeg

Drumnadrochit

IV63 6UG


Saturday 13th August 2022

Aberfeldy Highland Show

Victoria Park

Aberfeldy

and in the Autumn you'll find me at 

The Handmade Show on

Sunday 20th November

Perth Concert Hall

PH1 5HZ



Below are some recent makes now available online.

 Keepsake Boxes 5 x 5 x 5 cm £36.95



Keepsake Boxes 7 x 7 x 7 cm £39.95


Keepsake Boxes 12 x 12 x 7 cm £59.95


Needle Felted Sheep Brooches
£24.95






Tweed Brooches
£16







Framed Velvet Prints
£18


Bluebell Woods Print
£20


If you have found your way to my blog and have any questions about my work please feel free to email me at aileenclarkecrafts@yahoo.com

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Thursday, 6 January 2022

January Sale 2022!

 

Hello 2022 and hello to anyone who finds their way to my Blog!

My annual SALE is now on!
Every year I have a big sale of all my jewellery pieces with imperfections and any end of line pieces.



Pendants usually £28 now £14, Earrings usually £20 now £10


                                       

I had some beautiful velvet fabric printed with my artwork in 2021 and trialed a few things using the printed images. These little square notebooks were one offs that I don't plan to add to my range so I have added them to my half price sale as well.




The main part of the notebook covers are made with Harris Tweed. The square notebook inside can be removed and replaced when full. 






Fabric Notebooks were £22.95 now £11.47

We had some lovely walks over the holiday in and around Falkland and up around Birnam and Dunkeld. 


East Lomond Hill from the Tyndall Bruce Monument.


Looking south from the top of East Lomond Hill


Birnam and Dunkeld from Newtyle Hill

It was great to get out and feel refreshed with beautiful scenery and chats with friends. 





I'm looking forward to getting back into felt making this month. I got some new fibres at the end of December and produced this abstract seascape just to try them out. I'll put a selection of new pieces like this up for sale in the Spring.

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Monday, 22 November 2021

Harris Tweed and Felt Gifts, Handmade in Scotland

After a very enjoyable and successful day at The Handmade Show in Perth, I have now added all my existing stock to my Etsy shop. New additions include these Harris Tweed Keepsake Boxes ranging in price from £34.95 to £55. The lids of each box are needle felted and embroidered and the walls are constructed using genuine Harris Tweed. I make each of these boxes by hand here in my cottage studio in Fife, Scotland.

Keepsake Box £55

Keepsake Box £55







A new addition to my range of Harris Tweed gift items are these Covered Notebooks. I've had some of my artwork professionally printed onto velvet fabric which I then sew onto Harris Tweed to make these notebook covers. They are lined with cotton fabric and act like a jacket and can be put onto any A5 notebook, diary, address book etc. 



My Felt Bookmarks continue to be popular and personally these are my two favourites. I love the colour combinations in the sheepy one and the shimmering sea in the crescent moon one.










New this week are these signed, Open Edition, Framed Velvet Prints. They look incredibly like the original felt artworks and are proving to be very popular! They look great as sets of three.





I've also added some new Felt Sheep Pendants and Brooches.






Finally a few new Harris Tweed Bird Brooches have made it into the shop. Mostly these head out to my stockists but I made quite a few so managed to keep these for Etsy.




As always feel free to contact me about anything you see here if you find that it is already sold out. I can often make similar.

Remember that my 2022 Calendar is still available.



I am also happy to post gifts directly to the recipient with a message from you at no etxra cost.





Saturday, 13 November 2021

The Handmade Show, Sunday 21st November 2021, Perth Concert Hall

 


I will be at The Handmade Show with my full range of Aileen Clarke Crafts felt work, jewellery and gifts!
This will be my first event since the last Handmade Show two years ago and I can't wait to set up my stand and meet visitors face to face again!

There are 40 exhibitors this year so do come along and enjoy this fantastic event. The show is being held in the foyer of Perth Concert Hall with plenty of space and good ventilaton. 
FREE ENTRY

Sunday, 22 August 2021

Keepsake Boxes and 2022 Calendar

I've had quite a productive summer compared to the last 18 months and I'm delighted to be back in my 'making zone'! The pandemic is by no means over yet and so many things are not and may never be 'back to normal' but I seem to be able to focus better and actually get stuff done!

I've been developing some existing designs and added these little latch hook clasps to my little Keepsake Boxes.

The latches are not just decorative but actually work! I think they are so cute and love the way they keep the lid securely closed.



I have brass ones on the boxes in rustic shades.

 


And silver tone ones on the boxes in blues and purples.




My boxes are made with my own handmade felt on the lid and Harris Tweed or Scottish Tweed for the sides.




Keepsake Box £38.95

I have a few of the 5 cm and 7 cm sizes available with the latches and plan to make the larger sizes over the next few weeks.


Also new in my Etsy shop this month is my 2022 Calendar!

I know, most of us are still trying to process 2020 but it will be 2022 in just over 4 months time!

My calendar features my most recent felt picture on the front. The puffin was inspired by puffins we saw at Duncansby Head on a trip to Caithness in July.


I've also used the puffin as the image for July.


I just had to use my Bluebell Woods image for May.


And my tribute to Fungie the Dingle Dolphin for June.


And I decided on a colourful little robin for December.


Other images include sunsets, boats, cottages and of course sheep.


2022 Wall Calendar £12.95



I have one event planned so far for November. 

The Handmade Show in Perth Concert Hall will be on 

Sunday 21st November. 

10.30 - 4.30pm

FREE ENTRY

 Mill Street, Perth, Scotland. PH1 5HZ

It's so long since I exhibited at a show that I'm not even sure where my table cloths etc are! It will be great to be out seeing people face to face again though and I'm working on building stock already.

♥ 




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