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Valerie Wartelle demonstrating felting at Art in Action 2016

Art in Action 2016, Celebrating 40 Years

Art in Action, the Fortieth and Last Show! Readers of my blog will know that Art in Action is one of my favourite events. Art in Action 2016 is the fortieth one and sadly the last show. I shall miss meeting a wide variety of artists and craftspeople, watching them demonstrate their skills and discussing their work with them. I love learning about different […]

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Tapestry weaving by Fiona Rutherford at Art In Action, independent Show

See Textiles at Nine Independent Shows

Banish the Winter Blues Up-to-date details of UK yarn and fibre festivals are now here. I don’t know about you, but the winter months are not my favourite time of year. If it’s not raining, it’s cloudy, dull, damp and cold. We can’t make the Sun come out, but we can look forward to events […]

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Feltings - mobile phone cosies

Makers’ Yard and Makers’ Mart

In my last post I wrote about the St George’s area of Leicester and showed you some of the old warehouses and factory buildings.  Regeneration of this area and its rebranding as ‘The Cultural Quarter’ started around 2000.  A new theatre (Curve) was built, Leicester’s arts cinema (Phoenix) relocated, and the Moderne cinema became the Athena conference centre. Alongside these […]

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Independent yarn shop, The Wool Croft in Abergavenny

The Wool Croft in Abergavenny

I’m sure many of us have dreamt about owning a shop full of beautiful yarns, glorious fabrics and happy customers.  Ginevra Croft had that dream and nearly two years ago, she opened The Wool Croft in Abergavenny.  This shop is enticing from the outside, with an attractive window display which allows the inside to be glimpsed. […]

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