Friday, 26 July 2013

'Made in Shapinsay'

What a talented bunch we are on Shapinsay.  June saw 16 adventurous, arty, crafty souls take our wares to town where we had booked the Venue for a week in order to have a pop-up shop.   Sorry about the reflections in the glass but these snaps from the street give you a taste of our exhibition.  We took over  two windows.

Window 1 - Information about Shapinsay and a live exhibit

A few of us spent some time in the larger window demonstrating our craft.  Pat the artist painted, Louise did some needle felting and I did some spinning, others also contributed to the display.  It could get a bit hot in the window and we weren't in there all the time.  It was a fun experience though and we certainly got the attention of people walking past

The second window was the window of the shop area.

Window 2 - looking to the left of the window

Window 2-looking to the right
The majority of us were able to do a stint in the shop. The week was successful on a number of levels, not least the opportunity to promote Shapinsay as a place to visit. 

Some of our goods have been taken down to Tomb of the Eagles to be displayed on a 'Made in Shapinsay' shelf in their shop.  Exciting times.

At the suggestion of a friend I have been experimenting with the brooches I make from felted jumpers.  Instead of sewing on a brooch clip I have threaded them through a coloured wire.  I bought some different coloured wires from Bead Pop in Aberdeen.  I am happy with the end result as they sit quite nicely.  More fun to be had with this idea I think.

I still have earrings in mind so watch this space.