Sunday, 23 January 2011

Sherwood Art Week 2011 - Meeting

There will be a Sherwood Art Week meeting on Monday February 7th 7.30pm -
8.30pm at The Place, Melrose Street, Sherwood.

After much deliberation the decision has been made to present a one day
event for 2011 in the form of an expanded Craft Fair, incorporating an
"artists quarter".

This is not a down sizing of SAW, more a reshuffle to not only build upon
it's success so far but to also lay the foundations for SAW 2012, and
beyond, as a biennial event.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend on the 7th where we will discuss this matter further as
well as the future of SAW as a vibrant and creative community event.

The SAW Team

Monday, 17 January 2011

Glass Painting Workshops - March 2011

The SAW blog recently received some news from Vesse Ashley regarding workshops she will be hosting at The Place this coming March.

Crafty Glass Painting for adults (18+) @ The Place

Thursdays 3rd - 31st March
10.30am -12.30pm
5 sessions

Learn how to transform a bottle, jar or a glass into a lantern,pencil holder or a vase using glass paints, natural and recycled materials. Explore different techniques each time. Bring a jar, bottle or a glass with interesting shape and any out of date spices from home you wish to use or share although enough glass, tools and materials will be provided. Join in the chat about arts, crafts and why being creative is good for us.

Fee: 1st session £4.50 (taster), next 4 sessions £20.

Crafty Glass website
The Place website

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Crocus Studio Workshops

Upcoming workshops with SAW organiser & artist Christina Williams:


 A Long Stitch Book.

Join us at our studio and learn how to make a long stitch book. you will be taken step by step through the process of bookmaking to produce a beautiful, personal book.

No previous experience is necessary. This is an exciting project with a lovely finished product you can take home. Bring any of your own materials that you would like to incorporate, personal papers or photos or printed papers.
The course is from 10.00 to 4.00 with a lunch break. Please bring a packed lunch.

Dates: Saturday 29th January 2011
     Or: Sunday 6th February 2011
     Or: Sunday 2nd April 2011

The cost of the course is £45 and will include all materials.  

Create Beautiful Papers and fabric samples

Spend a day at our workshop creating beautifully coloured papers and fabrics using different techniques of surface decoration.
Play with pattern, colour and texture to produce unique decorative surfaces which can be used for collage, bookbinding, card making, decoupage, scrap booking… or just for the fun of it!

The course is from 10.00 to 4.00 with a lunch break. Please bring a packed lunch and an apron.  drinks and biscuits available all day.

Dates: Saturday 26th February
     Or: Sunday 6th March
     Or: Saturday 26th March

The cost of the course is £55 and will include all materials.  


Crocus Studio is in the Litehouse Centre just off London Road in Nottingham. It is a five minute walk from the main railway station.

The work space is tucked away in the corner of a larger complex of businesses; this gives us friendly neighbours and a good sized car park. We have two large workrooms with Lots of work surface and desk space and a kitchen /dining room. It is cosy and warm with a view over the brook that runs behind the buildings.

We run many workshops,  Beginners Felting, Advanced Felting, Felt a pot, beaded wedding bouquets, printing on paper and fabric,  Make a book, fold a book
For more information or to book a place contact Christina on 07803108003