Once again enthusiastic papercrafters from Bishopbriggs, Glasgow will demonstrate the ancient art of three-dimensional decoupage. Cutting, feathering, shaping and embossing using only paper images, scissors, glue and tweezers; it’s truly fascinating to watch. Don’t miss it!
The Scottish machine knitters are a non-profit organisation. Their aims are to keep the craft going by sharing knowledge and running workshops. Thanks to the pandemic their systems have been updated to enable a more online/virtual presence for members, along with workshops.
The Scottish Association of Flower Arrangement Societies has 66 Flower Clubs throughout Scotland affiliated to SAFAS. Most flower clubs meet once a month to enjoy demonstrations or speakers. It’s a time to catch up with friends over a welcome cup of tea and homebaking – Fun, Friendship and Flowers.
The Ring of Tatters promotes the craft of tatting. They publish a newsletter twice a year; maintain a library and a website. Although based in the UK they have members around the world and anyone is welcome to join!
The Lace guild will display lace showing various styles of lacemaking. They work to keep the craft alive and to encourage new lacemakers. The Guild will have demonstrators and a practice pillow for the public to try the art of lacemaking; younger visitors are encouraged to “have a go” too.
The Guild of Silk Painters Scotland promotes the craft of painting on silk through skill sharing /teaching workshops. New members are welcome from beginners to those more experienced to learn more of this fascinating and therapeutic craft.
The Family History Federation is your “One Stop” for family history information. Visit their stand to pick up some giveaways plus a free copy of the My Family Tree Booklet. They publish and distribute a large variety of books.
The Beadworkers Guild is a registered charity dedicated to promoting and supporting the art of bead weaving. Open to Beadworkers and bead artists everywhere it provides various events, activities and publications to encourage knowledge sharing and the exchange of ideas.
Traditional Corn Dollies from around the World – Corn Dollies go back 8,000 years to the beginning of farming as a celebration of harvest time and a traditional gift for plenty and happiness. Hear all about their history and folklore; see how they are made and try making your own!
Val has a long and successful teaching career working in schools, colleges, museums and community art projects including those for the Woodland Trust and National Trust. She has exhibited throughout the UK and Internationally. She now works freelance running workshops and lectures.