Posts tagged huddersfield
Posts tagged huddersfield
So I recently became Mistress of the Crafts for my local W.I. (for anyone outside the UK/who doesn’t know, the W.I./ Women’s Institute is a UK organisation that has a reputation for being made up of older conservative women who make jam, cakes and sing jerusalem a lot. Recently the W.I. has had a lot of new groups spring up and has had a bit of a regeneration. My local W.I. the Huddersfield Tea and Tarts is one of the new hip W.I. groups that does stuff like welding, making feminist zines, has lots of meet ups involving pubs and learns burlesque dancing, and it’s totally badass.) and one of my duties is running monthly W.I. Sew Crafty craft workshops. Today’s was November Night Lights and we made these lovely things inspired by Fellow Fellows post! To see how to make these click here!
I’ve been pretty rubbish at updating this blog lately. Sorry about that! But it’s for crafty reasons! I currently have 2 jobs, one in a bead shop and one in a haberdashery! As well as that I’m about to go sit in a field for a week and be on the sewing team for a festival, am doing a load of decorations for a Huddersfield based WI day in Greenhead Park in just over a week, and I’m writing a few articles for Crafty magazine. Here’s my first actual published article ever! All about my friends amazing Craftevan!
But in a few weeks things will be more chilled and I’ll get back to blogging! But if anyone wants to submit their crafty things in the meantime I would LOVE to see them and post them up!
Raconteur magazine had their rather late launch party! What I saw of it was pretty great! I missed a lot of the performers and bands (I managed to see Toby (Ok, Nathan.) Bradley doing an acoustic set, but missed comedy and poetry and all sorts!) but there was such a great atmosphere! Stalls from Project:BABE, Crafty Praxis, The Blood Bag Project, Soulforge Arts and all sorts! So many great people, nice and chilled, good job guys!
At the Huddersfield Students’ Union craft and art fair tomorrow we’ll also have Urban Fox, bringing their incredible screenprinted cushions along!
At tomorrows Craft and Art Fayre we’ll also have Sophie Adamson Art and Accessories. Sophie makes fabulously morbid taxidermy and animal based accessories!
Badass feminist art collective Project:BABE will be having a stall at Huddersfield Students’ Union tomorrow, full of zines and other awesome things! Their stall will be upstairs in the SU cafe, so go check it out!
At tomorrows Christmas Craft and Art Fair we will also be having Amy Wright selling the second Slug Pie zine, and they only arrived yesterday! Exciting! They look fab!
She’ll also be running a wet felting drop in workshop all day for £2 per person, and it looks like it’s going to be great fun! So if you can and you live near by, drop into Huddersfield Students’ Union between 11-6 tomorrow and get involved!
Ian Atkinson has a unique style of artwork, it’s kind of if Mucha brought his art deco artwork into the 21st century, discovered pin ups, rockabilly and modern burlesque style and got himself tattooed in bright colours. I like it a lot. He will be having a stall at the Huddersfield Students’ Union Christmas Fayre this Friday!
Earrific Hand Crafted Embroidered Earrings have the most delicate embroidery I’ve ever seen on a piece of jewellery! Designer Emma McMinn is truly talented! Lucky for anyone in the Yorkshire area you can come along to Huddersfield Students’ Union on Friday and see her minute detailed creations in person!