Upcoming Workshops at The Spider and The Fly. We provide all materials, expert tuition &; some lovely refreshments!
Cardi-hole Surgery & Jean-etic engineering
Is your favourite cardigan tired and worn out? Give it a new lease of life with some cardi-hole surgery...
Not so much Make do and Mend but Mend and Make Fabulous!
Week 1: Fix & darn holes, make some fancy patches and generally transform your cardi back into one piece!
Week 2: Make that cardi beautiful again! Choose some fabulous buttons, embroider on some patterns and make your other cardigans jealous!
Week 3: Jean-etic Engineering: Patch up and fix your holey jeans in a rather beautiful way.
You will be provided with expert tuition from Ellen Munro and learn the skills you need to patch, darn, embroider, sew amongst other techniques.
You will also be provided with tea & biscuits!
£15 per session or £40 for all 3. Booking essential as places are very limited! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit The Spider and The Fly at 65 Bread Street. EH3 9AH
Meet and Make Badge-Making Workshop
Join Nikki McWilliams for a drop-in badge making session: bring along your own art, photos or doodles, or use my collection of collage materials to create your own badge collection. 6.30pm - 9.00pm 5th Octiober.
Free to attend. Small cost per badge.
DIY Drop-in - On the last Tuesday of every month join us for tea and cake, crafting and chatting. Bring along your own project, or buy one of ours! Bring friends, make friends, craft and chat. Share your crafting dilemmas and see if you can find a solution! From 2pm - 6pm.
Free! No Need to book!
There will be a review post of Septembers Magpie in the next few days, but just now I thought I'd give you a little update on the rest of the year....
Due to overwhelming demand applications for October are now closed. Applications for all future markets will close on 19th September, which gives you a few days to get an application in if you've been hanging on....
We're currently trying to see if we can squeeze more people in for the markets leading up to Christmas as there really has been such a high quality of applicants we really don't want to have to make some tough decisions!
We hope to notify everybody of the decision by 20th September!
Nikki McWilliams exhibition opening was on Tuesday evening. Lots of lovely people turned up, wine was drunk, amazing house/tunnocks themed biscuits were eaten (I have no pictures of these....) and drawings were purchased. There is now only two out of the four amazing original drawings left for sale, so I'd advise getting down to the Spider and The Fly early if you think you might like to buy one!
In celebration of the exhibition, all things Scottish and Conversation Pieces blog birthday The Spider and The Fly is taking part in a give-away over at the Conversation Pieces blog. You can win one of Nikkis Tunnocks cushions! All you need to do is say why you need it in your life in the comments over here
Caroline, Alex and Charlie are all makers of contemporary jewellery. Their work (lucky for us!) compliments each others due to the theme of nature running throughout. Caroline uses real butterfly wings and unnerving "little people" to create jewellery with a rich internal narrative that stems from her fear of the much adored insects. Alex's bud-like structures are hand forged oxidised and raised then mixed with dyed felt and thread, forming organic pieces which seem to have been grown in an underwater garden! Charlie's jewellery is inspired by her home town of Islay. In her evocative pieces you will find pearly moons, silver waves and boxing hares.
In homage to the humble Teacake, Nikki McWilliams presents a collection of drawings and sculpture in tribute to the humble tea-time treat, a family business and scottish culture.
Opening night 7th September 6.30 - 8.30pm....you coming?
Magpie vendor lists will be revealed shortly....there's only just over a week to go! If you want to help spread the word we could do with some help flyering both before the event and on the day. We pay in tea, coffee and cake. Drop us a line if you want to help out, or pop into The Spider and The Fly!