Our first 'crafternoon' was fabulous

March 05, 2017

Our first 'crafternoon' was fabulous

This weekend we hosted our first 'Crafternoon'- a relaxed informal making afternoon tea. The focus is on creativity not technical skill. This is a chance to make something lovely, eat lovely food and chat with other lovelies.

The activity this week was magnet making. Using glass tiles or cabochons, diamond glaze glue and small but powerful magnets, you can transform the tiniest snippet of paper into the sweetest fridge magnet.

Originally the plan was to make glass magnets using extracts from vintage recipe books but in a spontaneous decision I put out on the table a bunch of maps, vintage children illustrations books and Grass Roots magazines. The firm favourite was the maps. Goes to show how much sentimentality a little pin point on a map can hold for us. What a cool, compact and useful travel memento.

Using vintage childrens books for craft. Crafternoons at Bridget Bunchy Recycled Gallery in The Summit

Magnets made using little snippets from maps. A cute, compact and useful travel memento. Crafternoons at Bridget Bunchy Recycled Gallery in The Summit

Magnets made using illustrations from a vintage children's book. Crafternoons at Bridget Bunchy Recycled Gallery in The Summit

magnet making workshop. Crafternoons at Bridget Bunchy Recycled Gallery in The Summit

How to use maps to make a compact cute travel memento. Crafternoons at Bridget Bunchy Recycled Gallery in The Summit

I loved seeing individual creativity shine and our workshop space full of life. 

Next up on 25 March 2017 is a Furoshiki Crafternoon - learning the art of Japanese Cloth Wrapping. We still have spots available so get in touch.