Monday, 15 July 2013

Art Supplies

After a lovely few days staying with friends in Kent, I have returned full of enthusiasm (sort of !!) and also really pleased to be able to pass on a great new art supplier I found completely by chance as we were walking through the lesser trodden ways of Canterbury. 
It's becoming increasingly challenging to find somewhere to stock up on art and fabric colouring supplies, so Chromos is a real find.  They have an online catalogue at so you don't have to be in the area to shop.  Some of the goodies I saw were:
  • Felting needles and pads of all descriptions
  • Really cheap canvas stretchers of all shapes, sizes and depths
  • Glue, glue and more glue - seriously I have never seen so many different kinds!
  • More colouring mediums than you could shake a stick at
  • Batik supplies
  • Direct dyes, procion dyes etc
They were also really friendly and helpful, which can be invaluable if you're not quite sure what you want.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Beads Up North

As usual, Gordon Halfpenny is running the Beads up North show at Haydock Park Racecourse this year on the 28th July.  It's a single day event from 10-4.  You can find out more at the address below

Gordon also has a shop and mail order business situated in Accrington where you can find beads and all the other bits you need for your bead weaving or embroidery.  His site address for that is