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1  U.K. AND IRELAND / SCOTLAND / Made In The Shade, Glasgow - Indie shopping & design showcase! on: October 01, 2008 02:12:53 AM
Hey Craftsters! It's been a while...  I hope you are all well Shocked)  I have some crafty info for you!

Made In The Shade is Glasgow's biggest indie shopping and design showcase. Inspired by vintage culture, style and aesthetic, the event is based in the oh-so-fitting surroundings of The Lighthouse: Scotland's Centre for Architecture, Design & The City.  Bringing over 50 UK designers together from a variety of creative disciplines, Made In The Shade attracts in excess of 2000 visitors.  It seems the delights of the handmade one-off and vintage find have been embraced by the discerning Scottish shopper!

Made In The Shade will host a weekend of indie shopping and design appreciation at The Lighthouse, Glasgow on Saturday 6th December and Sunday 7th December.  Forget the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker.  Illustrators, jewellers, milliners, vintage sellers, homewares collectors, soap makers, textile designers, tailors and seamstresses, photographers and painters, felters, knitters and sewers will all set up shop for this special festive edition of Made In The Shade.  What better way to find unique one-off gifts for your friends and loved ones AND beat the credit crunch? Shop handmade. Shop vintage. Shop Made In The Shade this Christmas.

If you are a designer or maker or if you run your own creative indie business, we would love for you to be involved in Made In The Shade. We are now taking bookings for the Made In The Shade Festive Weekender - Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th December. For booking information please contact us at [email protected]. For details of advertising and cross-promotion opportunities, please email: [email protected] and we will do all we can to help.


We can't wait to see you!

Visit http://www. wearemadeintheshade. com for more info.


xx
2  U.K. AND IRELAND / SCOTLAND / Re: Glasgow - 'Fuzzy Felt Folk' Cosy crafty parties for the winter months! :o) on: February 19, 2008 08:04:32 AM
Yippee!! 

I am excited about the party. 

I have cake organised, my friend Clare Nicolson (www.clarenicolson.com) is making party hats, we have party poppers and balloons and cowboy decorations.  I have handmade Lady Wurlitzer soap bars to pop in the ladies'/gents' room and I (MAY) have managed to organise some special hostesses to meet and greet and dish our fairy cakes!  Shocked)  Depending on how time goes, there may be an odd party bag available for early arrivals!

The bands on the line-up are flippin' incredible so do pop by!  First act on at 8.30pm and we'll be honkytonkin' the night away til 1am! 

Hoorah!  Hoorah!


3  U.K. AND IRELAND / SCOTLAND / Re: Craft fairs? on: February 15, 2008 06:44:43 AM
Exciting market info for you!  Do join us @ Hillhead Library!  Come introduce yourselves1  It's be swell to say hello! xx



The Glasgow Craft Mafia Indie Market
Hillhead Library, Byres Road, Glasgow
Saturday 15th March, 2008

MORE INFO:   www.glasgowcraftmafia.com

CONTACT:  [email protected]



Following the success of last years festive Indie Markets, the Glasgow Craft Mafia are excited to announce details of their springtime market event.  Taking place on Saturday 15th March at Hillhead Library (Byres Road, Glasgow), the plucky collective of independent designers and makers will provide Glasgows stylish, savvy shoppers with all the quirky handmade one-offs necessary to overhaul and revamp just about anything in time for spring!

This talented group of Glasgow based artists, makers & designers sell a range of unique, handmade products; from glassware, art & vintage inspired homewares; to bespoke jewellery, fashion accessories & luxurious bath products.  Every treasure unearthed at the Glasgow Craft Mafia Indie Market is lovingly created by hand and embraces inventive methods of twisting & reworking traditional craft.  With the current growing concerns of waste and recycling, buying handmade is becoming more and more popular. Theres never been a better time to support your local crafters.

Proving that  easy to find and affordable alternatives to high street chains and  fast fashion do exist and proving that Ebay is not the be all and end all when it comes to searching out unique bargains, the Glasgow Craft Mafia challenge the preconceptions of craft and rid pastimes such as knitting, cross-stitch and embroidery of their stuffy W.I connotations!  Set on promoting new-wave craft, DIY ethics and bona fide handcrafted work, the Glasgow Craft Mafia is working hard during 2008 to protect grassroots culture and independent creative businesses.


Hop along to Hillhead Library on Saturday 15th March between 10.30am-4pm to find out for yourself that a fresh & contemporary spring has sprung!


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>ENDS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>



4  U.K. AND IRELAND / SCOTLAND / Re: Glasgow Craft Mafia on: February 15, 2008 06:42:31 AM
More news on GCM Indie Markets craftsters!   Grin

See the little press release below for details.  Whoop!

The Glasgow Craft Mafia Indie Market
Hillhead Library, Byres Road, Glasgow
Saturday 15th March, 2008


MORE INFO:   www.glasgowcraftmafia.com

CONTACT:  [email protected]




Following the success of last years festive Indie Markets, the Glasgow Craft Mafia are excited to announce details of their springtime market event.  Taking place on Saturday 15th March at Hillhead Library (Byres Road, Glasgow), the plucky collective of independent designers and makers will provide Glasgows stylish, savvy shoppers with all the quirky handmade one-offs necessary to overhaul and revamp just about anything in time for spring!

This talented group of Glasgow based artists, makers & designers sell a range of unique, handmade products; from glassware, art & vintage inspired homewares; to bespoke jewellery, fashion accessories & luxurious bath products.  Every treasure unearthed at the Glasgow Craft Mafia Indie Market is lovingly created by hand and embraces inventive methods of twisting & reworking traditional craft.  With the current growing concerns of waste and recycling, buying handmade is becoming more and more popular. Theres never been a better time to support your local crafters.

Proving that  easy to find and affordable alternatives to high street chains and  fast fashion do exist and proving that Ebay is not the be all and end all when it comes to searching out unique bargains, the Glasgow Craft Mafia challenge the preconceptions of craft and rid pastimes such as knitting, cross-stitch and embroidery of their stuffy W.I connotations!  Set on promoting new-wave craft, DIY ethics and bona fide handcrafted work, the Glasgow Craft Mafia is working hard during 2008 to protect grassroots culture and independent creative businesses.


Hop along to Hillhead Library on Saturday 15th March between 10.30am-4pm to find out for yourself that a fresh & contemporary spring has sprung!


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>ENDS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>



5  U.K. AND IRELAND / SCOTLAND / Re: Glasgow - 'Fuzzy Felt Folk' Cosy crafty parties for the winter months! :o) on: February 15, 2008 06:34:57 AM
Hello!  Hello! 

My! i'm so pleased to come across chat re. FFF here since such a long time has passed since I first posted up the idea   Grin

Believe it or not, FFF is now one year old.  I am holding a special evening in celebration!  although the idea of this night is actually that folk get to cast off their knitting needles and such (ho ho - get it?), the crafty vibe will be ever presetn in the free homebaked cake, the handmade decorations and the limited edition goodie bags!  I've pasted some info on the event below!  Do tell you chums!  Come by and say hello  Cheesy

>>>>  FFF INFO >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Lady Wurlitzers birthday bash at Stereo set to be a thigh slapper!

Lady Wurlitzer presents
 [We Are] Fuzzy Felt Folk 1st Birthday Celebration @ Stereo
  THE GILDED ANGELS, WILSON TAN, THE HELLFIRE CLUB, SKELETON BOB
*   Sunday 24th February 2008   * 8pm-1am   * 5.00   *


[We Are] Fuzzy Felt Folk is the pet project of country music loving crafty event hostess and local indie business owner, Lady Wurlitzer.   Originally set up as a fun platform from which to cross promote her many other creative ventures and play her favourite songs, Lady Wurlitzer (aka Carrie Maclennan) set out to offer her chums a grown-up space in which to socialise and network. For the new-wave crafters of the bunch, [We Are] Fuzzy Felt Folk was to be the place to get on with some knitting and cross stitch while boozing and relaxing in a quirkily themed house-party atmosphere. 

Now 1 year old, [We Are] Fuzzy Felt Folk has grown into a popular seasonal night-time party in Nice n Sleazy featuring live music, the much loved FFF swap shop and free homemade cake!  The emphasis on craft and making things has blossomed into a Sunday afternoon DJ residency in Macsorleys Music Bar, where members of the Glasgow Craft Mafia now congregate to hold craft-alongs, knitting tutorials and important business meetings!  Lady Wurlitzers FFF country music soundtrack is perfect for sewing along to!

In celebration of the success of parties like The Twisted Country Adventure and the Kris Kristofferson is 71 Today birthday tribute during the last 12 months, Lady Wurlitzer has pulled out all the stops to organise her most exciting [We Are] Fuzzy Felt Folk party yet.  Featuring an impressive line-up of some of Scotlands best country and alt.country bands, this gig is sure to be a thigh slapper! 

The FFF 1st Birthday Celebration takes place on Sunday February 24th at the new Stereo (Renfield Lane).  Joining Lady Wurlitzer will be; Glasgows rolling country revue, The Gilded Angels.  Fresh from their first official Grand Ole Opry performance, Jnr Crawford and pardners will honkytonk their way through a set of handpicked country greats!  Also on the bill are the originators of country dub, the awesome Wilson Tan.  Gearing up to the release of their debut single on El Rancho Records on 10th March, Wilson Tan promise to flummox and dazzle in equal countrified measure.   Making a welcome return to the stage, Skeleton Bob bring their own brand of Americana to the FFF mix.   Taking influence from country legends Merle Haggard, Hank Williams and Buck Owens, Skeleton Bob are out to soothe your trodden heart with their filthy-sweet songs about bad girls, good whisky and Glasgow.   Finally, add to the FFF live music recipe very special guests, acclaimed old-fashioned country combo, The Hellfire Club, and now youve got yourself a party! 

Tickets are available in advance from www.ladywurlitzer.com or on the night at Stereo for 5.00/5.60 online.  More info at www.myspace.com/fuzzyfeltfolkparty


6  U.K. AND IRELAND / SCOTLAND / Re: Glasgow - 'Fuzzy Felt Folk' Cosy crafty parties for the winter months! :o) on: January 09, 2008 02:11:28 PM
Hello!  Hello!  Craftsters!

Yes!  Fuzzy Felt Folk did come to fruition and is almost a year old now!  Shocked

I had to change the format of the shindigs slightly to accomodate both crafty types AND folk who just wanted to come to a groovy party! 

The current state of affairs is this;  My husband and I have a [We Are] Fuzzy Felt Folk slot on Sunday afternoons (1st Sunday of the month) in Macsorley's Music Bar (Jamaica Street, City Centre) to which we invite crafty types to come for lunch, for drinks, for chatting, for making and doing!  The seats are comfy in Macsorley's, the lighting is better for making stuff and the food is WONDERFUL!  We play the best craft-a-long tunes and often provide free cake.

Fuzzy Felt Folk night time parties have morphed away from being specifically crafty now due to mishaps with projects and drunkards!  The lighting in the basement of Sleazies wasn't particularly great for knitting and such.  However, I do try to ensure that the night time dos are enticing to quirky crafters as it's generally just nice to be in the company of likeminds when out of an evening!  Shocked)

Next date:  Macsorley's 27th January for the Grand FFF Bring n Buy Sale (info on my blog and on the Glasgow Craft Mafia blog - www.myspace.com/fuzzyfeltfolkparty   OR  www.ladywurlitzer.com   OR  www.glasgowcraftmafia.com)

Next FFF date - Macsorley's 3rd February, 2-6pm  Shocked)

There'll hopefully be a night time party in February too to celebrate our first birthday! 

For more info/to be kept up to date, email me at carrie[email protected] and I'll be sure to let you know what's going on!

Whee!  So chuffed there's been FFF chat on Craftster!  Shocked)

xx
7  U.K. AND IRELAND / SCOTLAND / Glasgow - 'Fuzzy Felt Folk' Cosy crafty parties for the winter months! :o) on: August 29, 2006 08:44:18 AM
Hi there

I'm new to Craftster and wasn't entirely sure WHERE to post this little message - so - I've plonked it here.  I hope I haven't interrupted anything.

Well, ok.  So.  I just wanted to gauge response to an idea I've been hatching.

My hubby and I popped into the Liquid Ship the other day for a little coca cola. We were on the way back home from an adventure. While we were sooking our fizzy pops from our big pint glasses to our straws, I realised...

The little function area in the Liquid Ship is just lovely. It's tiny, it's cosy, it has a chaise longue, it is comfy. I thought, maybe (now you can tell me to shut up if this is a silly idea) but just maybe, that it would be a good wee place to start up a musical/craft/social/White Russian party? Maybe once a month? Crafters and noncrafters alike could pop along, drink some White Russians (or whatever they fancy I suppose), knit a little (or whatever), chat a little, nibble a little (snacks that is), swap some stuff if they wanted AND listen to some super-cool, splendid tunios into the bargain?

What do you think? I'm reckoning it could be a goer! What a nice way to spend an evening in the winter months?! The Liquid Ship itself is pretty easy to get to too - right next to the underground, loads of buses going by, right next to Maryhill Road...

Please get in touch and let me know what you reckon. If enough people think it a good idea, then I shall go ahead and organise. I have my musical selections taken care of in my head already, I have boys who would take care of pressing 'play', we have a venue, we have snacks, we have drinkies and we have crafters - so. Ok. Won't take much to get things going - could be having our first shin-dig by late September/early October?

Whaddayathink?

Spread the word to friends you think might be into it! Let me know what the response is like.

Coolio.

Take care fellow crafters!

Carrie
x
8  U.K. AND IRELAND / SCOTLAND / Re: Craft outlets Glasgow on: August 29, 2006 08:27:05 AM
Hi there.  I live in the Eastend (Alexandra Parade) and am so excited about your idea!  You can count me in as your number one customer!  Let me know if you're looking to source stock for your handmade gifts section?  I have little mini boutique (mainly run via myspace and from my kitchen!!  hehe!)  that sells handmade soap and lip butter n such.  I package everything in fabric sleeves, knitted pouches, felt pockets etc.  Super-pretty.  Anyhoo - best of luck with your endeavours - I hope to see your shop pop up soon!

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