This is a new group set up by local Lancraftrian Lucy Ann Smethurst, designer-maker at Change the Record. Check out Lucy’s website for more information at: www.change-the-record.com/lancastercraftcollective
Lancaster Craft Collective is a group of craftspeople and artists from Lancaster (UK) and the surrounding areas. It is a place for fellow crafters to share information, skills and experiences. Lucy likes to call the members of the group ‘Lancraftrians’.
Rather than being a purely virtual group, Lucy was also keen for members to meet up in person (when busy lifestyles allow it) to be able to put faces to names. Our first hook up was last Thursday evening: 23rd January at The Dukes, Lancaster café bar which is a fantastic place to meet for coffee, cake and a good natter.
It was a really nice evening and it was lovely to chat with fellow Lancraftrians and find out about what they do. We were a mixed bunch of crafters with a variety of talents ranging from needle felting, free machine embroidery, crochet keyrings, sock animals, handmade cards, dressmaking and jewellery upcycled from records and photographic slides. There are such talented people out there. So feeling inspired, I returned home from the meet up super motivated and looking forward to the next one on 19th February.
Check out some of the talent of my fellow crafters here:
Find the Lancaster Craft Collective on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lancastercraftcollective/
and on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LancasterCraftC