Our neighbouring artists and crafters…Tubular, Karen Trotter and Aisydaisy

We are welcoming back to Inverkeithing a group of North Queensferry artists and crafters who were part of a lively and interesting table at our previous event last December. They will be joining us on May 2nd for the Spring Into Summer Art and Craft Fair at Inverkeithing Civic Centre, 11am-5pm.

Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA

Tubular creates a series of amazing items such as jewellery, toys and housewares, all made from recycled inner tubes!

Karen Trotter will be displaying her lovely art prints and fascinating artefacts made from upcycled beach finds.

Aisydaisy make handmade felt gifts – “We like making things…all sorts of things, really…we have no shortage of ideas, and we don’t like idle fingers.”

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Serenity – exploring creativity

Next in our line-up of artists and crafters for Spring Into Summer on May 2nd….. Serenity makes a variety of unique items, handmade books, candle holders, jewellery, handmade clocks, lamps and plaster plaques. IAI are delighted to welcome Serenity at our Art & Craft Fair on Saturday May 2nd, 11am-5pm.

Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA

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“My inspiration comes from nature and from finding ways to recycle discarded items. My passions are creating and helping others explore their own creativity, by teaching new skills and unexpected uses of ordinary materials. I have a background as a trained silversmith and am a fine art graduate.”

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Inverkeithing Sewing Group – fun and learning

We’re delighted that we are going to be welcoming the Inverkeithing Sewing Group to the Spring Into Summer Art & Craft Market, taking place on Saturday May 2nd, 11am-5pm in the Inverkeithing Civic Centre.

Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA

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A group of mums got together to enjoy learning to sew, and before long moved on to using sewing machines. The group is a fun way to learn skills, find hidden talents and help each other. The group has started making items for sale, using both new and recycled materials, including cushions with pads, pyjama bags, pincushions and dolly’s clothes. Gorgeous!

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If you were at the Information Day on Saturday 25th April at the Inverkeithing Civic Centre, organised by Take a Pride in Inverkeithing, you may have noticed the Sewing Group had a table, with lots of their lovely items on display and some of their members there to say hello!

Seacycle – Pockets full of treasures

Seacycle make lovely keepsakes from washed up sea pottery shards, coloured sea glass, slate and shells, found on the beautiful beaches of the East Coast of Fife. Many visitors loved the story of Seacycle’s materials when they graced us with their presence at our last Art & Craft Fair. We’re delighted to see their return for the Spring Into Summer Art & Craft Fair

Saturday 2nd May, 11am-5pm, Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA

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“There was always an abundance of sea china around the Kirkcaldy area probably a result of the past history of many pottery works which sadly no longer exist. The earliest history of a pottery recorded was about 1610. By the end of the 19th century there were four main potteries, Fife, Kirkcaldy, Rosslyn and Sinclairtown from around 1837-1932. They used a variety of techniques that made functional and decorative ceramics including hand-painting and sponge printing. Lots of the pieces I have found date back over 150 years verified by the finishing.

After years of collecting I thought I would try my hand at making something out of it so that other people can have a little piece of history of the Fife Coast.”