Monday, 31 May 2010

back to school....

We're currently organising a programme of workshops and we have lots of exciting things in the pipeline. Obviously, we want you to come to our workshops, learn things, meet people and generally have a good time. So, we want to know what skills you want to learn....or what skills you could teach!

Either leave a comment here or email us to let us know

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Competition Time: Design us a logo!

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There's a lot going on here at Magpie towers, organising The Spider and The Fly our 6 week craft extravaganza, building websites, organising craft parties.....Phew! We're pretty wiped out! 

The Spider and the Fly is all about collaboration. So, we want you to design a logo for The Spider and the Fly. 

What we want: Something eye catching, fun, that shows what Magpie and The Spider and the Fly is all about (that's handmade, well designed, high quality, quirky...). We have no specific ideas in mind, no colours or sizes to stick go crazy! All it needs to say is 'The Spider and the Fly'

What you get: We'll use your design on our fliers, posters, website, blog and various other places and tell the world that you designed it. As well as that we'll give you space in The Spider and the Fly and not charge you a penny of commission for the 6 week duration!

Entries close: 8th June - so you have 2 weeks....get drawing, cutting and sticking! 

Please send entries and any questions to with the subject - Logo Design

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Magpie presents....The Spider and the Fly

Magpie Wants....

Your Work

Are you a Crafty Norman? Creative Betty? Fancy the chances to showcase and sell your work this summer?

Magpie will be creating a fabulous, pop-up gallery space, The Spider and the Fly, filled with your original art work and prints and a quirky boutique stuffed to the brim with handmade treasures from the best indie designers around (that's you!).

We're open to just about anything – clothing, accessories, jewellery, home wares, toys – with a focus on handmade or vintage, well designed, unique and original products, so if you think you fit the bill get in touch for more information!

Your Skills

The Spider and the Fly is not just about selling your work. We want to provide the chance for you to share, swap and learn new skills and ideas. We will be running a series of workshops and events throughout the summer. If you're interested in hosting a workshop or demonstration (or have a specific request for a skill you'd like to learn) then get in touch with details.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Upcoming Events

Whilst Magpie is planning and plotting veryexcitingthingsforthenearfuture, here are a couple of excellent events that you should check out! 

The fabulous ladies at Made in the Shade are bringing their off beat shopping event The Springtime Jamboree Eastside! They will be bringing 30 designers to Edinburgh, along with Flora the Tombola, a vintage style photobooth, Piney Gir and more! Next weekend - Saturday 15th May! 

3 very talented ladies from Dundee have organised The Big Top Jamboree which is set to be ace! Illustration, design, art, zines, workshops,'ll be great! 

Magpie will be present at both (hiding behind a lost in the forest persona) so keep an eye out and say hello!!