Stony Stratford High Street is becoming THE place to shop and always busy and bustling with crafters, HCS Crafts in Stony Stratford have now opened a new Paper Crafts Shop at 4 Timor Court, Stony Stratford.
Check out their website at www.hcscrafts.co.uk – packed with information and supplies for knitting, stitching and more about the new paper crafts department.
HCS Crafts, 73b High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Bucks. MK11 1AY
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News from Carol at Unicorn Craft Studios – Craft Classes being held at 63 Ashfield, Stantonbury now, as she has moved from the workshop.
Phone Carol on 226306, for a chat about classes.
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Sue Stallard’s recent UFO Beading Day was so popular, she has decided to make it a monthly meet.
Times are from 10am until 9.30pm held at St Georges Leighton Buzzard. Come and go as you like for the cost of £5 including tea, coffee and biscuits.
There will be no workshop but Sue will be on hand to help with any problems you might have.
Email Sue for more information – email@example.com
(I think in this context UFO stands for UnFinished Objects, but I’m sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong!!)
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Anyone want to learn a new skill? earlybird rate available till Saturday 29th September – see below for more details
Yvonne Bell is running a series of Silk Paining Workshops over the next two months – details below:-
Max 6 people per workshop, to be held at 207 Glebe Road, Deanshanger MK19 6ND. Cost is £30 per person per workshop (all materials provided). The workshops run from 10am until 4pm each day.
Take a packed lunch with you – tea and coffee are provided.
Phone Yvonne for more details – 01908 623474
Dates are:- Saturday 20th October, Thursday 25th October, Saturday 17th November, Thursday 22nd November, Thursday 6th December, Saturday 8th December
Yvonne is a brilliant Silk Painter – you can see her work on her website at http://www.vestments.plus.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Don’t be put off when you see the quality of her work – she’s a great teacher too!)
Yvonne is a member of the Guild of Silk Painters – you can visit their website at http://www.silkpainters-guild.co.uk
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Leighton Buzzard businesswoman, craft tutor and joint founder of TheCraftTrolley.co.uk, Linda Gransby, has been inspiring local people to preserve their photos and memories in archival albums (known as scrapbooking) for the past 12 years.
Linda has now written a beginners guide to scrapbooking, encompassing advice on what to look for when choosing an album, essential materials, and how to deal with various artefacts such as photos; certificates; and medals & awards. The bookzine is to be published as the cover mount gift with national magazine Your Family History, and will be available in newsagents from today.
Scrapbooking is an fascinating activity, encouraging participants to save their family memories and photos in archival albums together with information about the images.
Linda said ‘I was delighted to be asked to write this guide to help people get started with this absorbing, creative and important activity. I love helping people connect with their photos and memories, and in the current gloomy times, its more important than ever that people connect with their family and friends and celebrate life’s happy moments. Above all, its great fun to do, no special skills are needed, and all ages can get involved, from the youngest child to the oldest grandparent!’
With the digital era upon us, photos are fast becoming an integral part of our lives. Scrapbooking is about capturing a memory by telling the story of the photo in a photo safe album to pass down through the generations. Perhaps even preserving a sample of our handwriting for our children and our children’s children to see.
Linda runs regular scrapbooking workshops across the county, if you’re inspired pick up your scissors and have a go, contact her for a schedule. She can be reached at Linda@lindagransby.co.uk or 07967 375150. The Craft Trolley website is www.TheCraftTrolley.co.uk
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We have had a few staff changes – Elaine Brough has sadly left our staff in order to look after her elderly mother, however she will still be around at some workshops!. Jane Caldwell (nee Medland) has returned from Kent and rejoins the team – we are very pleased to welcome her back.
We still have spaces on some of our workshops. Our Workshop Passport has sold well, but you can still buy them – just £70 for up to 18 workshops – I don’t believe there is a better deal anywhere. Check out our workshop pages at www.threadsandpatches.co.uk.
Don’t forget to check what requirements you need to bring with you. I do have to offer an apology though, we hit a little glitch with our website last month which meant I was not able to update the requirements lists. This is now sorted and over the next week or so I should get everything up to speed. I shall also be adding some of the workshops for next term (yes 2013 already!) so keep checking what we are up to.
The Stitch Olympics!
Coming soon to a shop near you! – This is Threads and Patches Competition for our Trophy Cup ‘I love the it here’. The competition will be held at Threads and Patches on Sat 29th December . The challenge is to make a Fabric Picture no smaller than 10″ square and no larger than 20″ square that says what you love about the UK. You may use any techniques you wish so long as the background of the design is fabric. I shall be adding more information to the website this week.
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Find Threads and Patches at:
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Tel 01908 649687
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What, you say, ANOTHER sale? Well, yes, we will reply, but this one is special.
We are having a ONE-DAY SUPER SALE. From 9.30am to 9.00 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, we will discount EVERY SALE by 20%*. We need to make room for the new stock that’s arriving daily, and this seems the best way of doing it. We get the space, you get the benefit.
We’ll also be holding an exhibition of our staff members’ crafts in the workshop as well as exhibiting some crafts made by our dedicated customers in clubs or workshops. Come and have a free coffee and a biscuit or two, and see the amazing things that our staff do when they’re not helping you in the shop as well as some of the fantastic crafts that our club members create.
Remember – Thursday, September 20, 9.30 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. is 20% OFF DAY!
* Excludes clubs, courses and sewing machines, although we have some great specials on Janome sewing machines and overlockers.
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I know lots of you get involved with die-cutting, stamping etc and this is a chatty blog from someone who seems to be having a bit of a sort-out – there may be some bargains for you stampers/die-cutters!