Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Chorlton Green Festival 2010

Last Saturday, a lovely day was had by all at the second annual Chorlton Green Festival. I got involved with the event by teaming up with Danielle and Tina under the banner of Rubbish Revamped (a fantastic local business offering sustainable craft workshops). I spent the day demonstrating fantastic makes such as gift boxes made from old greetings cards and garden suncatchers from CDs. The highlight of the day was delivering the 'Junk Mail Jewellery' workshop. This is a brilliant Ugandan craft that makes use of waste paper to make beautiful stripey beads seemingly by magic. It is quite an addictive process and I've had fun making loads of them into cluster earrings and bracelets. Look out for Rubbish Revamped throughout the summer at local events such as Chorlton Arts Festival.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Hulme Is Where The Art Is

On Saturday 20th March I will be taking part in 'Hulme Is Where The Art Is', a Community Arts festival organised by Venture Arts in celebration of Manchester's vibrant art and craft community. I'll be exhibiting for sale my new collection of handmade jewellery and accessories created with recycled and upcycled materials. Come along for food, live music, poetry, art and craft. Visit the Venture Arts website for more information.