Sunday, 29 April 2012

Hippystitch & Nicola's Cards Have a Great Day

Friday was a fun day.  Hippystitch and Nicola's Cards got together for a shopping, have tea and cakes & support the NSPCC event.  There were lots of lovely bracelets, brooches, necklaces & notebooks for sale, not to mention Nicola's fab new range of cards featuring photos taken by talented photographer husband, Neil, lovely wrapping paper and Lucy Monkman cards and notebooks.  We had lots of visitors and a successful day.  The 9 hour power cut the day before challenged the cake making but with teamwork we triumphed and the cakes got made!  We raised £76 for the NSPCC and the cheque is in the post, as they say.  Thank you to everyone who came.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

The Hepworth Wakefield

Went to visit the Hepworth in Wakefield this week. Had an excellent day - some great textures and shapes in Barbara Hepworth's work. Loved this junk man from the boatyard next door and the patterns on the floor of the Black Cloud (an event space just outside the gallery) looked great as well.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Meet me at Bar Lane Studios (York)

Will be working in the Gallery at Bar Lane Studios (York) tomorrow morning (10am till 1pm) and on Monday afternoon (1pm till 4pm). Feel free to call in to see what I'm doing and say hello, have a look round 100% Organic and perhaps grab a coffee. Hope to see you there.

Monday, 9 April 2012

100% Organic Exhibition at Bar Lane Studios York

Catch Hippystitch at 100% Organic and also explore the work of other artists and makers exhibiting some of their fab work. There's drawings, paintings, sculpture, theatre design, graphic design, print making & jewellery too.  On till 18 April 2012.  Come along to the Private View on Friday 13 April, 7-9pm.

Here's a flavour of my work:

Suzy Sparkle - Funky Female Brooch by Hippystitch

Flower Button Bracelets by Hippystitch

Notebook Cover by Hippystitch
Poppy the Monster Egg Cosy by Hippystitch

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Wire Birds & Workshops

Hey folks now that I have a blog I can share with you all my creative ideas, upcoming events and anything else exciting that is happening to Hippystitch(me).

So firstly I would like to tell you about my most recent creations...
I have been working with wire to create some little birds with comfy nests where they can live when they are not being worn as brooches (which is what they are). I have created them for a workshop that I will be running later in the year. I even made one using sheep's fleece found on a walk in the Lake District!

Oswald at Home (Knitted Wire Bird & Nest) by Hippystitch

Knitted Wire Bird & Nest by Hippystitch

Talking of workshops I am holding one soon at Bar Lane Studios in York (UK)so feel free to come along and learn how to upcycle your old woollen jumpers, scarves or blankets into flower brooches. Upcycling is similar to recycling - taking something and reworking it - but with upcycling you are turning it into something different (and hopefully something you like much better). 

Only basic sewing skills are needed. All materials will be provided. There will be a small charge of £8 for the first brooch made and £5 for any subsequent ones. It is a drop in session from 11am-4pm.

Upcycled Flower Brooches by Hippystitch