Open Studios

This year 2021 saw the 10 year anniversary of Open Studios Notts, with lots of changes in the world due to current virus; this year saw a mix of actual events and virtual events. Including exhibition in three of the inspire culture libraries .

You can also join in at home! with ‘Crafty Birthday Cake’ competition to celebrate their 10th Anniversary year! 

Since you can never have enough cake, especially for a birthday celebration, the team at Open Studios Notts is inviting everyone, young and old, to get creative and make a special cake to share on social media in a virtual celebratory party. 

Here’s a summary explaining how to take part, please visit the Open Studios Notts website for full information.

  • Make your cake in any way you like – draw, paint, sculpt, bake, knit, sew, collage, play music, write or dance – anything goes!
  • Then photograph or video your creation and post it on social media using #osnottscake
  • Include your name and category in the description on your post to be in for a chance to win a prize.
  • Entries open on Monday 19 April and close on Monday 14 June.

Just want to say a big thank you to all those involved in Open Studios and for those that visited the last two weekends

Happy Easter

Well the sunshine is trying to come out, is it shinning where you are?

Spring always mean a time to sort out, a bit of a spring clean. I found out some of my early pieces of Bobbin Lace, which are Easter theme.

This little rabbit was one of my first pieces, so that was longtime ago.

Easter Bunny 🐰

Hope you all have a lovely Easter Weekend whatever you can get up to.

2021 – Challenge is at a end

Throughout January I’ve have been taking part in a Instagram challenge set by Jane Fuller of “Bobbin & Wire”. 

It had prompt for each day some easily connected to lace and lace making and some making you think out of the box.  Have a look on Instagram (link to my page) for #lacechallenge_2021 – but also the other fantastic lace makers from around the world that have contributed over the month. 

101 days to Christmas

This year has been a strange one; and with many events not going ahead; or if they are will have a different feel.

So if you thinking of making your own Christmas decorations 🎄 why not try this Robin Kit; comes with a felt wing or bobbin lace pattern. So suitable for lacemakers and non-lacemakers

This are available on my Etsy shop and also at the Minor Oak Market this Saturday at Sneinton Avenues ( also the vegan market is on; and blend will have delicious coffees available) – details on Facebook

Robin kits Robin Kit

Christmas is coming

Only 102 days to Christmas 🎄 for those that are counting!!!

Snowflakes ❄️ are delicate and short-lived, and can, therefore, represent fragility and the fleeting nature of life. It can be a symbol rebirth and purity

Snowflakes are available as pendant or as kits (singles and multi)

Individual handmade pendants / decorations

Snowflake ❄️

Multi kit pack –

Inspire learning

There are going to be some tricky times ahead. With the current government guidance regarding social gatherings, Inspire Learning are cancelling all course from 17th March and will not opening summer courses till the current situation with covid 19

With other courses and events please contact as things are changing with daily updates!

Main thing stay safe and carryon crafting

But carry on crafting!!!

What try something new for 2020

Well it will be soon a new decade and have you decided on any resolutions or challenges?

I will taking part in the Instagram lace challenge– so look out for daily postings!!

If you want try or develop your lacemaking skills I have set up dates below; these are small classes so please get it contact to book a space

All Class are 10-12.30 at Giltbrook NG16 2GW

06/01/2020 27/01/2020

03/02/2020 24/02/2020

02/03/2020 30/03/2020

06/04/2020 27/04/2020

04/05/2020 25/05/2020

01/06/2020 29/06/2020

06/07/2020 27/07/2020

Evening sessions are 7-9:30 at Giltbrook NG16 2GW

06/01/2020 27/01/2020

03/02/2020 24/02/2020

02/03/2020 30/03/2020

06/04/2020 27/04/2020

04/05/2020 25/05/2020

01/06/2020 29/06/2020

06/07/2020 27/07/2020

please book your space – either by email, phone (spaces are limited, this means to can ask questions and develop at your own speed)