Progress on the new workshop

The new purpose built workshop is really taking shape. In the beautiful garden location(Scarborough North Yorkshire), down by the veg patch with the sound of the hens scratching and clucking, the workshop nestles under the apple tree. This week the interior has seen a lick of paint and the electrics and lighting are having their final fit. The flooring was laid and we were so excited that we moved the first piece of furniture in. With classes starting on the 15th September we are pressing forward with the fitting out.
Hoping to offer some taster sessions at the end of August. keep looking out or dates and details. Bookings will be limited.

Coppertop Craft Courses

Starting September 2017 we are offering craft courses from our purpose built garden workshops in Scarborough. Our courses cover a wide range of textile craft, including wet felting , needle felting and crochet to dressmaking and lino printing. We’ve been teaching for a combined 31 years ( hard to believe looking at our useful appearances lol) The workshops have been custom made and are fitted with all resources required. Please see our flyer for a list of course dates.

Staithes Arts and Heritage Festival 2016

We are delighted to have been accepted to exhibit at the Staithes Art & Heritage Festival 2016. It’s our third year running and we will be at the Lifeboat Cottage on Cow Bar from 10th – 11th September. The festival is growing year on year with over 60 pop up galleries and local artists, cafe’s , live music , poetry readings and more. Family friendly, dog friendly and set in the most beautiful location. Come along and enjoy the buzz of the festival.
https://www.staithesfestival.com/

winter wedding season is nigh!

walking the boys to school this morning it hailstoned! This got me thinking about the new winter wedding items we have made recently, but that are needing to be uploaded.

So when i got home i tried my best to take photos of myself wearing one of our new bridal items- the “Ethereal Flower band”. This stunning nuno felted flower head piece could due worn as a hair piece, choker or sash to perfect any winter wedding outfit.

Look out for new items added soon.ethereal flower band

Vintage Finds Inspire Felt Designs

I recently spent a few days in London and several hours rummaging around the many stalls at Spitalfield Market – what a great place! From the bizarre, to the sublime; the variety of things for sale was truly amazing, from wooden limbs, stuffed swans, copper pans, wooden shoe lasts to the endless stands of vintage jewellry. It was hard not to lose a whole day to these treasure troves, I had to adopt a serious level of self control………but did manage to leave with a smallish collection of pieces which have inspired this latest collection of bridal wrist corsages. From buttons, to single earings and brooches, this is the best form of recycling and makes for a totally unique piece of felted art. I hope you enjoy this latest collection. Your thoughts and comments are always welcome.

Spring Wedding Florals

Last week I had the pleasure of acting as a witness at my friends wedding ceremony. It was a wonderfully romantic and secret wedding just the happy couple and two witnesses. I had never been invited to a wedding like this before and was unsure as to what to wear and what the correct etiquette was. The bride and I went dress shopping together and once I had seen her beautifully elegant outfit I found it easier to plan mine. She decided to have felt corsages in shades of pale cream with diamonte details. Stylish and simple they complimented the outfits perfectly. I loaned her wrist corsage as her “borrowed” item. It was a lovely finishing touch.

Valentines day is coming…..

Our latest felt day was filled with love…. fueled by the upcoming love season.

We made pieces of textured and detailed felt in creams, pinks, reds, cerises, and even teal green.

This felt has then been lovingly crafted into brooches, ranging in size from 7cm x 5cm down to 3.5cm x 4.5cm.

Can be worn in many ways- on cardigans, coat lepels, hats, bags, scarves…. pop one on and wait for the compliments to arrive!

prices from as little as £5!

Also available at Daisy tea rooms, scalby, scarborough for those who are in the local area.