Category Archives: Crafts
The stenciled letters can be used to add monograms to the inside covers of books or to add poetic phrases to a hallway wall. Children, who will need the aid of adult to create the stencil, will find many creative uses for a stencil that features the letters of their name.
Quilling isn’t a difficult craft, but it can take a little practice to get the tension right. Take a strip of quilling paper and tear it in half, or even quarters. Do not cut it with scissors as the sharp edge will be more noticeable in the finished shape. The soft, torn edge is less visible.
Ceramic artist Michele Anthony brought us into this world with the help of her imagination making us in all shapes and sizes: swimming, singing, dancing, acting and just enjoying ourselves! Michele Anthony has been passionate about ceramics from a very early age and has been influenced by some of the great traditional baroque artists like Rubens, and by modern artists like Botero, with their original portrayal of voluptuous women.
Betty Pepper is a textile/jewellery designer maker. In her effort to find that elusive something which makes an object desirable and somewhat ‘magical’ she explores different media and techniques in both two and three-dimensions.
Guen Palmer designs and makes distinctive contemporary jewellery, from her Cotswold studio that is entirely produced by hand using traditional techniques.
The birthdays and holidays are coming and if you’re thinking a great way to impress is making homemade ribbon bows for the gifts you’ll be giving this year, you’re right. They look much better than pre-made bows and they are actually cheaper than the pre-made bows.
Hidden amongst the geenery of the Forest of Dean lies Mary Rose Young’s pottery gallery. There, she and her team make her range of fairy tale pottery. Most of it is ordered by galleries around the world but plenty is left to stock her own gallery just outside Parkend.
Cloth dolls are often a children’s favorite toy and they are very easy to make from spare pieces of fabric or unwanted older fabric that would otherwise be turned into rags. In putting a cloth doll together, a unique personality forms every single time.
Making a scrapbook is similar to creating a painting, the only difference being the innumerable options you have to fill up and decorate your scrapbook. If you are into arts and crafts, then scrapbooking would be something that you obviously have enjoyed right from the childhood. Scrapbooking projects are not only one of the most interesting and fun craft activities, but they are also ways to collect information or interesting facts and even cherish fond memories.