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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

September's going to be Inspirational!

Good Morning Crafters!

We are incredibly excited to tell you that for the third year running, Keep on Crafting has been shortlisted for the International Craft Awards 2017. This award is based solely on customer opinion and we are one of 5 independent shops in the South East of England that have reached this stage. We now need your votes to help us improve on Silver from the first two years.  You can vote online from September 13th onwards.  I will be sure to remind you! 

Editor's Pick
One of my favourite brands has just arrived at Keep on Crafting.  Craft Consortium have a beautiful selection of papers, embellishments and stamps.  My particular favourite in this range is the Tell the Bees Collection.

Workshops and Demo Days Only a few more days and we hit September, and if you're ready to start those festive makes or need a little Christmassy inspiration then we have a few workshops and demo days coming up which may be just the ticket. 

2nd Sept
Free Demonstration Day 3D Boxes 
This is a free Demonstration event using a new product from Craft Creations for making 3 dimensional cards to use for special events. Come and see how to assemble them and using the inserts to display decoupage images. Come anytime between 10am and 3.30pm.

9th Sept
Festive Packaging
Rushanne from Stix2Anything will show you how to make your own gift and bags for Christmas using stamping and other design methods.
16th Sept
Christmas Mixed Media Tag
Tania works for WOW Embossing Powders and she is coming back to Keep on Crafting to lead a workshop using the wow embossing powders in a Christmas themed mixed media tag project. This class is suitable for any ability of Crafter and is good fun!

23rd Sept 
Free Distress Oxides Demonstration with Chris Stevens
For those of you who could not make the workshops in July and August, Chris will be showing us different ways of using these versatile inks designed by Tim Holtz. They are now  available in 24 different colours.This workshop starts at 10am.

30th Sept 
Decorate a Cotton Canvas Bag with Margaret Brackenbury
Margaret Brackenbury, one of the design team members of Imagination Crafts will be leading a class to show you how to decorate a cotton canvas bag, using fabric paints, ink pads designed for fabrics and stencils. Margaret makes and sells similar bags to her friends and they are very popular. Ideal gifts for friends and family too.  Due to space constraints there are limited places. This workshop will start at 10am sharp.

Keep on Crafting!

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