Boxoftrix textile meanderings

Boxoftrix –

Summer Artfest ’16 – Saturday 18th June – Inverkeithing Civic Centre

Boxoftrix is a textile and mixed media artist, offering a selection of embroidered art and accessories using silk, Harris tweed, vintage lace and crochet, wool blankets, denim, sheet music, vintage stamps and embellishments. The results are delightful treats for yourself or make beautiful and thoughtful gifts.

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20160518_123757Tom Bishop-de-Main will be at the Artfest ’16 Summer Art & Craft Market on Saturday 18th June, 11am-4.30pm at the Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street.

Workshops at the Friary 2015 – Recycled Paper Jewellery

Inverkeithing Arts Initiative ran a series of six creative workshops in November and December 2015 in the beautiful setting of Inverkeithing’s medieval Friary. The series finished with two popular and exciting Recycled Paper Jewellery workshops. Everyone who took part enjoyed making beads using papier mache and rolled paper, which they then decorated, creating highly original pieces to be worn or used as home decorations.

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Previous workshops saw participants create large scale paper lanterns, bug hotels and book art. All of the workshops have been very successful, especially due to the enthusiasm and creativity of those who took part. IAI would love to run more in early 2016, and we will be making enquiries soon about who would be interested in taking part. In the meantime, here are some images of the fantastic jewellery created during the Paper Jewellery workshops.

Inverkeithing Arts Initiative would like to thank Inverkeithing Community Council and Fife Cultural Trust for funding Creative Workshops at the Friary.

Joyce’s Jewellery – Sparkle and Style

In a change to the advertised line-up of makers for the INVERKEITHING FESTIVE MAKERS MARKET on Saturday 12th December, we are sad to say that Tartan Hearts is not able to join us -but we are delighted to welcome local jeweller Joyce’s Jewellery. Joyce specialises in all things sparkly and lovely and will be showing off her collection of pieces made from artisan glass, freshwater pearls and cystals – stylish yet affordable glamour!

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aisydaisy – Bespoke Fun and Funky Gifts

Looking for an adorable and fun gift for family or friends? aisydaisy create funky fabric gifts using felt, cotton, ribbons, buttons and beads. From gingerbread houses to key rings; baby bibs to bunting; tooth fairy houses to toadstools; all their items are individually made and the decorative embroidery is all hand sewn. Items can also be tailored to your specifications.

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4611067099_147x327We’re delighted to say that Bonnie Crichton and Sarah Baker – that pair of ‘self taught North Queensferry craftisans’, will be joining Inverkeithing Arts Initiative at the Festive Makers Market, Saturday 12th December 2015, 11AM – 4.30PM, Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA.

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The Barbary Wood – for the love of vintage

Inspired by a love of vintage style, The Barbary Wood creates costume jewellery, using reworked beads, faux pearls, faux amber, crystal, Art Deco style beads and U.S. brass stampings. The vintage feel also extends to mixed media artwork, greeting cards and collage, all handmade with paper and found objects which are machine and hand stitched.

You can indulge your passion for this nostalgic and romantic look at The Barbary Wood’s stall at our ART:JAM on Saturday 12th September in Inverkeithing Civic Centre, 11am-4.30pm

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