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.

♥ 




Saturday, 5 June 2021

Woolfest Online 2021

 

Another year, another online Woolfest! 

I thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to Woolfest in Cumbria in 2019 and was really looking forward to returning last year. The Woolfest team really pulled together to host an online event in 2020 and have worked even harder to make Woolfest 2021 happen online again this year.



To visit this virtual woolly feast, be sure to join the Woolfest Facebook Group here. The Vendors taking part will post in the group throughout Friday 25th and Saturday 26th June. 
My slot is at 2.30pm on Friday 25th June.

You can visit the group anytime thereafter to see what everyone has posted although any special offers may be time dependant or first come, first served. 

If you prefer using Instagram, keep up with Woolfest on their IG page here 



Monday, 12 April 2021

Spring Sale!

My Spring Sale is now up and running!

 


All items Half Price! I've listed lots of pendants, earrings, shawl pins and a few other bits and pieces. Some are seconds and may have slight imperfections, some pieces I am just selling off to make room for new things.

To see everything go to my Sale Section here .

To see my whole shop including non sale items, click here .

As always, please feel free to get in touch with any questions.
aileenclarkecrafts@yahoo.com




Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Handmade Gifts that should have been at The Handmade Show.

 This weekend I should have been exhibiting at The Handmade Show in Perth Concert Hall. This is a real highlight of my events calendar and I have exhibited there every year since it started in 2011. As with all events this year, it has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. 

However! My online SHOP is well stocked with all the things I would have been bringing with me to the show!

This time last year I started making my Felt Bookmarks again and they have been very popular since. I'm always making new batches and each batch is slightly different. I have plenty of these three designs available at the moment.


I finished these two Keepsake Boxes this week. The felt for the lids feature gorgeous rustic hand dyed fibres and the sides are made with genuine Harris Tweed.


Lots of Sheep Earrings, Brooches and Shawl Pins have been flying out the door but I do my best to keep the Sheep Jewellery Section of my shop topped up and I am usually able to make to order if your favourite colourway is not in stock.


If you are in Fife or Perthshire looking for independent shops to support, the following beautiful shops stock my iridescent jewellery and tweed brooches,
Silver Linings Design Studio, 13 High St, Perth
The Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld
The Rowan Tree Gift Shop, Falkland.

I also have some new pieces in my Etsy shop this week.


My 2021 Wall Calendar has been really well received. I still have some available.



I had a new delivery of printed lens cloths and tins this week. These make great little presents.





So all this and more is available HERE
The easiest way is to browse is by shop section. 

All UK orders are being sent First Class and all International Orders are being sent Tracked. You can also order things to be sent straight to the recipient with a message from you at no extra cost. 

Thank you for visiting my website and I hope we can meet at some events before too long!

















Wednesday, 26 August 2020

2021 Wall Calendar Now Available

 My 2021 Calendar is now available! 

As with previous years I have gone with the square format with a different image for each month and a whole calendar page per month to write on. 



Add caption

I use a professional print company to produce my calendars from my artwork. The images are 17 x 17 cm and can be framed after use. 

Calendar measures 21 x 21 cm and folds out vertically to 42 cm.



Calendar £12.95 available here .



Also includes two pages for notes.


Calendar can also be sent as a gift direct to the recipient with a message from you at no extra cost. 


I have also had three of the images from the calendar produced as printed cards.


Gathering The Flock Card £3.50


Cottage by The River Card £3.50


Scottish West Coast Seascape Card £3.50 

All cards are available individually or within a set of six here .













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