Thursday, 15 October 2009

Hello Crafters,

I'm sorry that it has taken me so long to write this Newsletter- but it does mean that I have plenty to tell you!

Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who was able to make it to our Demo Day last Saturday. We had a great day and it was lovely to see so many of you enjoying yourselves. I thought that Mina and Sarah did some really beautiful and informative demonstrations, whilst Barbara and Diane got many of you getting hands on with some great 'Make and Takes'. And not forgetting April who did a fab job keeping everyone topped up with tea and coffee.

We have so many new products in store at the moment, including some gorgeous Christmas 12x12 papers from Making Memories, as well as the'Eskimo Kisses' and 'Indian Summer' ranges from Basic Grey and 'Domestic Goddess', 'Christmas Past' and 'Renaissance Faire' from Graphic 45.

For those of you who weren't able to make it to our Demo Day last Saturday
we have quite a few Tilda Stamps from Magnolia and Mina Hartley has done some fantastic samples with them so you can see how lovely they are to use.

We also have some new paper flowers from Prima- repackaged into smaller quantities, making them far more affordable (£1.75 each), Kars glitter glue, new designs of embossing folders for the Cuttlebug, Nestabilities and the new 'Huge' 3 ½ inch Paper punch from Woodware, as well as more embellishments and stickers for Christmas.

For the Jewellery makers amongst you we have increased our range of Swarovski Crystals to include more colours- a collection I plan to add to over the next few weeks!

I've also ordered the new colour collections in the 'Dress It Up' packs and a wider selection of sizes in the wooden beads. We have also just received a selection of individual beads from Rayher in gorgeous deep jewel colours that are so fashionable this season.

On 12th ,13th and 14th November 2009, Crafters & Co will be taking a stand at the Craft, Stitch and Gift Show in the Kings Hall Belfast. It has been a while since we have done a show, so if you are there please come and say hello- it'll be nice to see some familiar faces! Once again, Mina will be demonstrating for us using the stamps from Magnolia and Distress Inks so if you missed her in the shop you'll
be able to see her there.

Below you will find details of Classes up until Christmas. I think we have a good mix of Jewellery and Card making as well as Scrapbooking.
Sign In for classes will start at:

9.30 on Saturday 17th October.

As usual you can book for as many or as few classes as you wish. Bookings can be made in person at the shop or by telephone - unfortunately we are unable to take bookings by e-mail at this time. Once again we will be asking for payment in advance as this enables us to make the best use of our waiting lists, but anyone giving us 72hours notice of a cancellation will be entitled to a full refund.

I think that is everything for now. I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Until then, Happy Crafting!



non-tutored evening is an ideal opportunity for scrap-bookers to chat, share hints and tips and scrapbook of course!

19th October 7pm

4th November 7pm

16th November 7pm


Crop 2nd or 21st December)


your photographs in a creative way by putting together a fabulous memory album either for yourself or as a gift. Each month I will be running a class creating a double page 12 x 12 layout- Great if you are only starting to scrapbook or if you just fancy some new ideas.

28th October 10.30am

28th October 7pm

29th October 10.30am

29th October 7pm Cost £10

Christmas Cards
In this class we will be making some lovely Christmas Cards using a variety of techniques.
Saturday 31st October 10.30 am
Wednesday 4th November 10.30am
Thursday 5th November 10.30 am Cost £10

Tilda with Mina Hartley
Mina Hartley will be showing us how get that perfect shading on our lovely Tilda stamps and then transform those images into stunning cards suitable for any occasion.
Thursday 5th November 7pm Cost £10

More Christmas Cards
In this class we will be making some more lovely Christmas Cards with different designs using a variety of techniques.
Wednesday 18th November 10.30am
Wednesday 18th November 7 pm
Thursday 19th November 10.30 am
Thursday 19th November 7pm Cost £10

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards
If you haven't made your Christmas Cards yet, then this is the class for you. We'll be using a variety of techniques to make these simple but attractive cards.
Wednesday 2nd December 10.30am
Wednesday 2nd December 7 pm
Thursday 3rd December 10.30am
Thursday 3rd December 7pm Cost £10

December Scrap-booking
Once again we will be creating a double page 12 x 12 layout using different designs and techniques.
Wednesday 9th December 10.30am
Wednesday 9th December 7pm
Thursday 10th December 10.30am
Thursday 10th December 7pm Cost £10

Simply Twisted
In this class Barbara will be showing us how to make a stunning necklace with a twist, using wire, beads and cord.
Thursday 22nd October 7pm
Saturday 24th October 10.30am
Tuesday 17th November 7pm Cost £9.00 plus materials.

Beginners Jewellery
If you don't know your head pins from your crimp beads, then this is the class for you! Barbara will be showing us how to use crimp beads and jump rings, how to attach a clasp and how to turn a head pin perfectly. You'll then put these skills into practice by making a necklace to take home.

Monday 26th October 7.00pm Cost £9 plus materials.

Funky Chunky
Barbara will be revisiting this class that we ran last year since the chunky necklace has emerged as the trendiest style this season. Create your own fashion masterpiece using individual beads, chain and/or ribbon.
Tuesday 27th October 7pm
Monday 23rd November 7pm Cost £9 plus materials.

Button and Ribbon Bracelet, Ring and Earrings
This class combines the use of buttons and ribbon to create a funky colourful set to complement the necklace you created in the last jewellery sessions.
Tuesday 3rd November 7.00pm Cost £9 plus materials.

Christmas Decorations Workshop
In this all day workshop, Barbara will show you how to create some stunning Christmas decorations which can be brought out year after year to add that extra special touch to your home, or make a perfect gift for someone special.
Saturday 7th November 10.30am -4pm Cost £30 including ALL materials.

Floating Multi Strand Necklace
Findout how to make this delicate, yet stunning necklace.
Tuesday 10th November 7pm
Thursday 26th November 7pm Cost £9.00 plus materials.

Crystal Pendant
This class was so popular the last time we ran it that we've asked Alessandra Williamson to join us once again to show us how to make this stunning pendant using thirty Swarovski Crystals.
Tuesday 24th November 7pm. Cost £15 including ALL materials.

Crystal Ball Earrings and Crystal Ring
In this class, Alessandra will be showing us how to make earrings and a ring to complement the crystal pendant. Using nearly 100 Swarovski Crystals this sparkly combination is the perfect set for the up coming party season!
Wednesday 25th November 7.00pm Cost £23 including ALL materials.

Stocking Filler Jewellery
Barbara will be guiding you through making a variety of quick and simple jewellery projects, ideal for stocking filler gifts.
Monday 30th November 7pm Saturday 5th December 10.30am
Cost £9.00 plus materials.

1 comment:

Martine said...

ooo looking forward to you being at the Kings Hall :), and really looking forward to finally meeting Mina and seeing her in action :)




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