Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Granny Green's Big Day Out

Granny Greens will be setting up a wee crafting corner on Sunday, drop in and learn some new skills, make something and have a natter, I hear they may even share their sweets!

They will be teaching the basics of different crafts, including knitting, crochet and cross-stitch and will also be surrounded by examples of the fabulous things they make. Bring along your own project, something you're stuck with, or come completely unprepared and take home a little kit to get you started.

Granny Greens is a fabulous group who meet weekly at Fredericks Coffee House, Edinburgh to craft, plus they hold monthly workshops, book groups, film groups, tastings and talks!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Magpie Spring Fair

Whoops! It seems we forgot to update after the last fair. Here are a few pictures from 8th May and of the spectacular surroundings of The Hub, some of the stalls and the fabulous Magpie cupcakes! All taken by Anneleen Lindsay. 

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Magpie wants YOU!

We're looking for some more stall holders for July's Summer extravaganza!

Makers of hand crafted textiles, homewares and vintage sellers.....We want you!!

We're pretty full up with jewellery and illustration but if you've got something special we might make an exception :)

If you're interested all the details are over there ----->

Get in touch!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Silverhub Studios

My friend (and, I might add amazing jeweller) Lisa Arnott has just opened Silverhub Studios, a new resource for aspiring and established jewellery designers in Edinburgh. Based on Leith Walk there are 10 permanent benches and 6 open access benches available to rent plus a whole host of equipment available to use including pegs, saws, files, pliers, doming punches and blocks, hammers, tumbler, barrel polisher, ultrasound cleaner, rolling mill, pillar drill, pendant drill, enamelling kiln and more.....PLUS books and magazines for reference. I love the ethos of the open plan skill sharing and this would be such an amazing place to work in....

It's such a beautiful, central, amazing space and I'm so proud of Lisa for realising her dream - so jewellers - go forth and occupy! 

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Say hello to.....

Steph Marsden of Magpie Design Industries and Craft House Concept!

Steph works mainly in wood to create stunning furniture and design-led accessories. Her 'Magpie' range uses salvaged and scrap materials, recycled plastics, locally sourced Scottish hardwoods and FSC certified products.

In 2010 Steph set up Craft House Concept, where she sources and sells fabulous hand crafted homewares. 

Steph will be joining us on 8th May (this Sunday) with select products from Magpie Design Industries and Craft House Concept. She will also be passing on some of her crafty knowledge and running a drop in marquetry workshop from her stall. You can make your very own 'barcode' coaster for just £5.00. Just drop by Steph's stall on Sunday to take part!