‘Spring Into Summer’ Art and Craft Fair, Saturday 2nd May 2015

We’ve put lots of photos on our website of all of the participating artists and crafters surrounded by their lovely work – Bloomin’ Marvellous Inverkeithing, May 2015.

These photos were all taken by volunteer Rosie Gibson. Thanks Rosie!

IAI love to mix together all kinds of creative people at our Art and Craft Fairs, from community groups who create for fun, skills-building and community participation, to amateur hobbyists who like the social buzz of meeting with fellow creative folk, to professionals whose creative work provides their livelihood. We think this makes for a fascinating mix, one which caters for all kinds of visitors to the Art and Craft Fair, and for different tastes and budgets.

At the Spring Into Summer Art and Craft Fair on May 2nd, our younger visitors had lots of fun making art works of their own at the kids activity table, and searching for the super-cute wee beasties, hidden at all the artists’  tables – supervised by volunteer Margaret Robertson and helped out by Ollie Kidd.

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Each participating maker donated a handmade item for the raffle table.

With many thanks to The Inverkeithing Food Group for collaborating with Inverkeithing Arts Initiative on this event and providing an excellent lunch made from locally sourced ingredients for visitors at the Friary (next door to Inverkeithing Civic Centre). It was extremely popular and received a lot of praise! Thanks also for providing the IAI directors and volunteers with some much needed sustenance. Delicious!

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Jenny Stewart – delightful art prints and greeting cards

Jenny Stewart is a local amateur artist whose charming and fresh creations make ideal gifts as well as treats for yourself. Her work is peopled with various delightful ‘furry friends’ including a highland coo, a Scottish ram, deer, puffins, mice and even pandas! She also makes lovely tableaus of children playing, as well as taking commissions for portraits, pet portraits and baby gifts. Her work will be for sale at our Spring Into Summer Art and Craft Fair on Saturday May 2nd,11am-5pm.

Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA

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Jenny will also be showing off prints from her new collection ‘A Cat for all Seasons’!

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Bluebell Design – A sure sign of spring!

Bluebell Designs specialises in turning textiles into exciting new items using free machine and hand embroidery, fabric paints, appliqué and patchwork. You can see and purchase the results of these fascinating techniques at the Spring Into Summer Art and Craft Market, on Saturday May 2nd, 11am-5pm.

Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA

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Items include include bags, accessories and soft jewellery, all handmade by Bluebell Designs. Many of the pieces are inspired by woodland and garden scenes.

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Darren McWilliam – sustainable local wood

Inverkeithing Arts Initiative are very pleased to welcome another new-to-us maker who turns sustainable local wood into individual, gorgeous and useful pieces for the home. Darren McWilliam will be displaying and selling these beautiful items on Saturday May 2nd at our Spring Into Summer Art and Craft Fair, 11am-5pm.

Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA.

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Love wood? Darren McWilliam creates an array of items to bring natural beauty into your home, from chopping boards to coffee pod holders!

 

 

 

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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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Inverkeithing Food Group – Community Lunch

Inverkeithing Food Group will be hosting a delicious seasonal lunch on Saturday 2nd May, from 12.30pm, while IAI’s Spring Into Summer Art & Craft Fair is going on at the Civic Centre. The lunch will be in the gorgeous medieval Friary on Queen Street, (right next door to the Civic Centre). The menu will consist of local seasonal produce and will be cooked from scratch.

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This will be a ‘pay as you please’ event where people can donate the amount they think the lunch is worth. For anyone who cannot afford to pay, or who wants to get more involved with the group, why not come along and help instead? Cooking and starting up will start about 10am, and help will also be needed with serving and clearing up at the end of the day. All volunteers will be provided with their meal for free. Get in touch with the group via their Facebook page or email InverkeithingFood@gmail.com.

Inverkeithing Arts are very excited about this first collaboration with the Inverkeithing Food Group – we hope there will be many more in future! Both groups like the idea of ‘event days’ in Inverkeithing, where several things are going on at once (like a mini festival) and we really hope to develop this idea future.

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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