Here is this week's Messenger column - Blog Update.
If you are staring down the barrel of a midyear craft slump have a browse through some of these blogs, they are sure to reignite your passion.
Judy Scott is a Textile Artist based in Scotland. http://judy-scott.blogspot.com/ I know I have covered her blog before however I think it deserves a revisit. Judy has been undertaking her City and Guilds Certificate and has charted her art trials and tribulations. I’ve really enjoyed sharing her progress to date. Judy is about to start University. Can’t wait to see what textile art journeys await her.http://judyscott-studentdiary.blogspot.com/
http://whatthecraft.com/ This blog is full of information. It has recently been named one of the 50 best craft blogs by guidetoartschools.com At first I found the site a little too fussy for my liking; lots happening across the nav bar, a few ads however I was glad that I stayed and had a good look around.
http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party10/ Fine Craft Guild is written by a team of fine artists and artisans who love to create & find art, craft, and designs. They have recently been posting a series called DIY Tutorial Linky Party. Lots of fun. The site is easy to navigate with a wonderful list of categories for easy choosing. There is even a category “Craft for Men”.
If you want to make your own stencil this site has an easy to follow tutorial using Freezer Paper. Beware they are not talking about the freezer paper we buy in our supermarkets. If you wish to find stockists give me a call and I will point you in the right direction. http://www.canadianliving.com/blogs/crafts/2010/02/09/tutorial-freezer-paper-stenciling/
I’ve included this link after the overwhelming response I received last year after my series of flower tutorials. http://www.howjoyful.com/2010/08/duct-tape-joyful-flower-tutorial/ Duct tape can now be bought in an ever increasing colour range. Not sure that I’d let the kids try this project on their own but you could have a little fun on your own.