Kirsty Elson studied illustration, specialising in printmaking, at Cambridge School of Art, and her work is deeply inspired by the county of Cornwall.
After moving back to the South West, and becoming mum to two boys, Kirsty couldn’t restrain her creativity any longer and she began making cards from local driftwood.
If you have been making crafts for a while and selling occasional items to friends and family, it is not unusual to start considering whether setting up a small craft business might be possible. There is a limit to how many items you can make by yourself, give away as a gifts or sell to friends, and making some money on your crafts can help recoup what you have spent out on materials and give you a profit.
We are all familiar with quilts, and it is very difficult to say something new about them. However, the quilt as an art form might be new for some people. The art quilts designs evolute quickly, sometimes they are very unexpectable in ideas and execution.
Learning how to make soap for most of us is an adventure. Whether you choose to make soap for your own personal use or for gift giving, you will no doubt be hooked after your first bath. Later you will discover all pleasure of playing with shapes using different moulds, colours and scents.
The Halloween is close now… It’s time to be scared and to scare others. But it’s time more than everything else to have a fun. The fun starts with preparations for a day. So, find a nice pumpkin, prepare papers and colours, scissors and glues…. and be creative. Here we are giving you the story about the Halloween and a few nice pictures to direct you to do things by yourself. Use a modelling clay, paper-mache or fabric to make “scary” witches, black cats, Jack-o-Lantern or skeletons… Make a dolls, table decorations, unique cushions, wall hangings, hounted houses, treat baskets and many other things to have unforgetable Halloween night.
You put your new woolen sweater in a washing machine and it shrinks at least 4 sizes? Hmmm… Not a nice thought, but maybe you can learn something new out of it. That is felting, and, actually, you can create amazing stuff – jewelry, clothing, bags, shoes and nice toys for your child.
The Czech glass is without doubt phenomenon not only within history of glass making but even in context of whole world culture.Although history of glass making in Czech lands is not as long as in countries that were part of classical civilization in Roman times, Czech glass at least since 18th century is considered a part of European cultural heritage.
Cosmopolitan environment of Central Europe and permanent competition between numerous glass producers were the main reason why glass makers working in territory of current Czech Republic have always sought ways how to improve quality and attractiveness of their products. They have used and invented a plenty of hot and cold techniques of glass making and refinement and tried to keep in touch with contemporary art styles and changing aesthetic canons.