Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Meet the DT...part 2 !

Hello ! As promised I'm back today to reveal the next 2 very talented DT members for the Artist Trading Post Exchange.

I live in the lovely county of Suffolk with my husband and cat. I taught Textiles for over 20 years and loved it. I have always had a great interest in art and design which is why I love mixed media work, in particular. I'm always looking in the local charity shop for my next item to alter too! My favourite products to use are paints and mediums, stamps, inks, embossing powders, fabrics, wood. . . I could go on but it would take too long! I love to try new techniques and see if I can incorporate them into my work. I also have a passion for making hand knitted socks which sounds boring but it's so much fun to do! 

Hi, I'm Yvonne aka Meggymay. I live in the North East of England in a village with the Roman Wall passing close by. I have a very supportive husband, my rock and soul mate of many years.  I have always  crafted , beginning with cross stitch, which fitted in with work and  family. Then progressing to my love of all things inky. I am happiest when I can experiment and try out new techniques.  We are now retired and spend time away in our caravan. The craft stash packing always takes priority, you could say I was addicted to crafting, as my journey of discovery into the crafting world is never ending. 
I'll be back tomorrow to reveal the last 2 DT members, make sure you pop back ! 

Monday, 29 September 2014

Exciting news !

Hello it's Sue here and today I have some very exciting news for you ! The eagle eyed among you will have spotted a couple of changes on the ATP blog of late and it's now time to share what's been happening ! This week see's the start of a brand new challenge called Artist Trading Post Exchange.

We are a fortnightly, mixed media challenge including any kind of project you like as long as it follows a mixed media style. As stamping is close to all of hearts this needs to be included as well but no digi images allowed. We will also be featuring an Exchange Day where one of the DT will share a technique, experiments with a product or a step by step tutorial.

Our first challenge will start on Thursday 2 October and so without further ado I'd like to introduce you to the first 2 very talented DT members.


I live in a small market town in Derbyshire which is known as the Southern Gateway to the Peak District, it is also famous for it's ancient game of football held at Shrove-Tide each year.
I spend most of my spare time doing crafts of some kind. It started with my Gran teaching me embroidery, which got me interested in Cross Stitch, then I was introduced to scrapbooking and rubber stamping. Now I like to dabble in journalling, altered art including altered books, Zentangle, up cycling and most recently pounding petals. I am always looking for objects which can be used in different ways than that what was intended. 
In my spare time I enjoy walking and playing football with my best pal Bru!
I live in a Cheshire village on the border of the beautiful Peak District. I've always enjoyed a variety of crafts. I was lucky that as a child my mum taught me how to knit, crochet and embroider. As an adult I've dabbled in projects ranging from home decor to making celebration cakes with wired sugar flowers and it was over 20 years ago when visiting a sugarcraft exhibition that I popped into the hobby one that was next door and was introduced to stamping and heat embossing. I've been hooked ever since. I love stamping, paints, inks and anythings that adds texture to projects....messy is good!

Make sure you pop back tomorrow when the next 2 DT members will be revealed !


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Kasia's coming to Wirksworth

We have (finally) released the Autumn Winter workshop schedule, and have the fabulous Kasia Krzyminska  booked to come to see us in early November.

Kasia will be doing four workshops in Wirksworth.

Check them out by clicking here

We have set up a brand new business called Creative Wirks, which will offer a wide range of Art and Craft workshops here in Wirksworth (Derbyshire), we will be hosting local, national and international artists over the next twelve months.

The dedicated workshop is next door to the Artist Trading Post shop and offers a comfortable space for up to twenty four attendees.

Later on in November Finnabair is due back here too!! Spaces are filling up really quickly on these workshops so book in before its to late :)