By LYNN HOLLAND

By   LYNN HOLLAND

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Flowers and lots of pins


Pretty flower ribbons
Lots and lots and lots of buttons and pins are needed to make these
And that's a bit of what's happening on Saturday's Craft workshop




WHAT'S BEEN ON MY WORKDESK THIS WEEK.........

Do you remember these two watercolours from last week that I wrecked.
This is how the snowdrop ended up
and this is what I did to the other.
After that I held the last in a series of three papercrafting workshops I put on for craft beginners.  See the bigger picture here HAPPY CRAFTERS
Didnt they do well. They are in 15"x15" deep box frames like this one available from The Range in the UK for £12.99
Don't forget to pop over to Julia's to see what other people have been upto








Monday, 2 March 2015

ANTIQUE TEXTILE FAIR MANCHESTER

Sunday saw me at the Textile Society's annual Antique Textile Fair 
at The Armitage Centre, Fallowfield.
I love this event, I have been going for years.
 This year I bought a two piece Welsh Wool Tapestry suit for £35 and a matching bag and purse for £15.  
I saw quite a few students wearing them.
 These fabulous cigarette cards will be great for cardmaking and crafting.
Look at what I paid for these old buttons on cards.  
I will either frame them as they are on their cards 
or use them as collage pieces.

 This super leather wallet was going to be made into a present but I've put bits and pieces into the three compartments inside and I have decided to keep it.  Well nobody will appreciate as much as me I'm sure.

Finally here's a French fashion newspaper from 1933, some papers for collage work and the pins will appear somewhere as a collective or maybe cut into strips, we will see.

Next Sunday I'm hoping to be visiting the monthly
Stockport Vintage Market.
You can see a link at the top of my blog.