Tuesday, 12th July 2011
We hope you will enjoy this evening’s mini workshop with Miranda who will be instructing us through the principals of making tassels. Although kits can be purchased for use in tassel making, it is quick and easy to make your own templates, with the principals of creating the tassels exactly the same, whatever materials or yarn you use to construct them. We are sure that you will find this a fun session and go away inspired to produce some new curtain tie backs, or at least key fobs when you get home!
At our next session on Wednesday, the 27th July, we will be looking at the very big world of both card making and scrapbooking. These four images on the left hand side are typical examples of what you can create.
While the ultimate results are different in that one is a greeting card and one a photo album the processes and materials used follow exactly the same principles. There are far too many genres of methods to name here, but some include quilling, decoupage, iris folding, layering, embellishments, stamping etc.
Creating scrapbooks or their pages is a beautiful way of producing a wonderful and personal gift and you can use many simple every items, such as button, wrapping paper, rick rack and other ribbons and it is a great way to use up those odd little bits and pieces that always seem to be left over, so fire up your imagination!
There really are no rules when scrapbooking except to say that you need to use the right type of adhesive, one which does not yellow and therefore affect your photos over time so you need to make sure you that use an glue that is acid free. Don’t use a glue stick. Glue sticks are inexpensive and some are even acid-free. They still do not, however, make the best adhesive for scrapbooking. As the glue dries it tends to become brittle and some items even fall off of your pages. Spend the extra money and get good quality adhesives for use with your photos. Do use a photo tab dispenser. Photo tabs are small squares of double sided tape that work especially well with photos. You only need a few per photo (one in each corner is sufficient). By adhering your photos, with limited amounts of good adhesive you will be able to remove them later if needed. Photo tab dispensers allow you to apply the adhesive squares with a rolling tool which makes using them quick and easy. Herma has a refillable photo tab dispenser, while 3L offers an inexpensive tab dispensing box that you simply throw away when it is empty. Don’t use permanent adhesive on photos that you may need to remove in the future. If there is any chance that you may need to remove photos from your album in the future for copying or reprinting, you will want to use an adhesive that allows you to pop the photos off the page. Old fashioned photo corners were designed for this purpose, and are great for heritage albums. Photo corners are very time consuming to use in comparison with tab dispensers and tape runners. In general, using the least amount of adhesive necessary to hold items on your page is the best rule of thumb. Small amounts of tape or just a few photo tabs will allow you to remove items at a later date if needed.
Notes for your diary for the next couple of weeks ….. !
Friday to Sunday, 15th to 17th July: Overton Scarecrow Festival & Family Fun Weekend
There will be lots of stalls, attractions and events against the backdrop of hundreds of funny and clever Scarecrows displayed all around the village. They are still looking for teams for events human Table football ladies/men/children (Saturday). Tug of War (Sunday), Superstars teams of 4 (Sunday). The Wheelbarrow race (Friday) starts in the pits at Pound Rd round the pubs – there is still time to enter. Put your details on their Facebook page or better still ring Adrian on 01256771749 leave a message with your contact details. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Overton-Scarecrow-Festival-2011
Saturday, 16th July 2011: The Whitchurch Carnival Fete 2011: 2pm to 6pm
Following a procession through Whitchurch, the Fete will stop when it reaches its destination of the playing field of Whitchurch Primary School Playing Field. There will be rides, coconut shy, BBQ, Beer tent, Live Music, Refreshments, Ice Cream van and many more attractions. The Carnival and Fete attract around 2000 visitors and is busy family fun day for everyone to enjoy. The stalls are a mixture of local crafts, gifts, foods and community groups and businesses.
Saturday, 16th July 2011: St. Mary’s Church Fete, Micheldever: From 1pm
A typical church fete with a good variety of stalls and activities for all the family to enjoy.
Saturday 16th July: New Milton Crafts 2011 from 10:30am to 05:30pm
A unique opportunity to view local crafts people’s products in the largest indoor Craft Event between Bournemouth and Southampton with 66 stalls including bespoke house signs, handmade handbags, jewellery, knitted toys, handmade chocolates and ‘Lily’s Pink Cake Factory’, plus many more. Held at The New Milton Memorial Centre. Whitefield Road. New Milton. Hampshire. BH25 6D, admission 50p http://www.newmiltoncrafts2011.co.uk/index.html
Sunday, 17th July: Cream Tea by the River from 2.30pm to 5pm
Come and relax in the gardens of Queen Anne and Riverside Cottages in Forton on the banks of the beautiful River Test. Be served a delicious cream tea of home-made scones and jam with clotted cream and a slice of cake. There will be children’s activities and a raffle. All the proceeds go to the Village Hall Refurbishment Project. Tickets bought in advance from Maggie Barber 720459 and the shop: £4 for cream tea, 50p for child’s ticket (squash and cake). All tickets on the day, 50p extra.
Thursday to Sunday, 21st July to 24th July: Art in Action from 10.00am – 5.30pm each day
An opportunity to learn, buy and enjoy the exhibitions, classes and performances of 400 demonstrating artists, designer makers, teachers, musicians and performers. Disciplines include painting, sculpture, glass, woodwork, textiles, ceramics, metalwork and jewellery. Waterperry House, Waterperry, Near. Wheatley, Oxfordshire OX33 1JZ. Too much to talk about here so visit their website: https://www.artinaction.org.uk/This-Years-Event
Sunday, 24th July: Basingstoke Samaritans Craft Fair: 10am to 3pm
Celebrate Samaritans listening round the clock 24:7 and help them unveil their branch artwork for this year’s national project! Held at the Carnival Hall in Basingstoke, there will be local crafters demonstrating their skills, with local crafts and produce available for sale, afternoon teas, face painting, ‘preloved bazaar’ and the mayor will be in attendance. Entry is Free. For further information email Samaritans@prelovedbazaar.co.uk or telephone Elli on 07521 392633
If you know of any craft fetes/fairs or there is something you think may be of interest, do please let us know so that we can include in our newsletters!