The Colourful World of Tom Bishop-de-Main

IAI welcomes back another favourite artist from our Art and Craft Fair last year. Tom Bishop-de-Main’s paintings were much appreciated by the public and we’ll be delighted to see some of his new work for the Bloomin’ Marvellous Spring Into Summer event on May 2nd, 11am -5pm, at Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA11am-5pm.

Tom tells us he’s been working on a new collection with the title ‘The Humour of Art’. We can’t wait!

Here are some examples of recent works by Tom.

Tom flowers fish by Tom

Filo di Lana – Bloomin’ Marvellous Crocheting!

Filo di Lana Crochet is re-joining us at Inverkeithing Civic Centre on May 2nd for the ‘Spring Into Summer’ Art and Craft Fair. Gorgeous handmade crocheted items include slippers for children and adults, scarves, hats, hair clips and slides, jute bags, placemats and dressing table mats.

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

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Filo di Lana is also currently experimenting with making small purses and ornaments, so some might possibly be for sale on the day!

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My Cherry Pie – copper enamel & silver jewellery

We are delighted to be welcoming My Cherry Pie to Inverkeithing on May 2nd for the ‘Spring Into Summer’ Art and Craft Fair. Come along to the fair and fall in love with this beautiful jewellery…

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

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“I produce a collection of colourful and textured jewellery using techniques such as kiln fired enamel, copper, etching, repousse, stone setting and metal patinas.

I have a BH(Hons) woven textile degree from the Scottish College of Textiles but have developed my silversmithing and jewellery designs over the last 10 years whilst bringing up my family. I enjoy working with semi precious gemstones and Czech glass beads to compliment the copper and sterling silver.

I make rings, earrings, bangles, pendants, and welcome commissions.

I am also working on a new collection of ring and trinket dishes using enamel and ceramic transfers.”


Lainy Allison – colourist artist, writer and photographer

The next artist in our line-up for the ‘Spring Into Summer’ Art & Craft Fair on May 2nd in Inverkeithing is Lainy Allison. We are welcoming Lainy back to Inverkeithing as she also joined us for our event in December 2014, where her work was greatly admired.


Lainy is a highly versatile artist. As she expresses it, she:

“….explores a range of materials and tools from sculpture, painting, textile design to writing. Her work and images are extracted from an array of influences, history, culture, architecture, family, light, fire, water, organic and synthetic. With gesture, drawing out, layering, material and process, revelatory of each other, the making of the art is part of the content. Her art practice does not just become an image but a creation.” 

Her work is exhibited in galleries and non-profit art spaces and has numerous collectors of her work. Lainy is a co-founder of CAD (Contemporary Arts in Dunfermline).


Earthen Images – including the famous ‘Methil Moggies’

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThe fourth maker on our list of Bloomin’ Marvellous creative folk we’ll be welcoming to the ‘Spring Into Summer’ Art & Craft Fair on Saturday 2nd May in Inverkeithing is Earthen Images. Check out their website for images of their fun and delightful pottery animals, including dogs, highland cattle, pigs and sheep, and their most famous creation – the adorable ‘Methil Moggies’, as well as house signs and scenic plaques. Items are hand-crafted from stoneware clay and fired to high temperatures. This vitrifies the clay, making it frost proof and so suitable for indoor or outdoor use. MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

The Fresh Scents of Hunter Aromatherapy

IAI welcomes back a maker who added a fresh twist to IAI’s last event. Hunter Aromatherapy is the third Bloomin’ Marvellous artist and crafter who will be joining us at our Spring Into Summer Art & Craft Fair on Saturday 2nd May 11am-5pm, Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA.

Hunter Aromatherapy has developed an exclusive new mix just for our May 2nd event, and available from that date. This is a room and body spray with the amazing ‘Spring Into Summer’ scents of Grapefruit, Spearmint and Rosemary. So refreshing!

Carol new spray bottom

Hunter Aromatherapy makes natural products using essential oils, with no harsh chemicals or preservatives. Body and Room Sprays, Marigold and Shea Butter Moisturising Cream, Clay Diffusers and so much more, all with the delightful aromas of nature….

Carol jars        Carol bottle 2        Carol bottle 1

Our second Bloomin’ Marvellous Artist – Black Rock Textiles

Next in our line-up – scrumptious knitted items hand crafted by Black Rock Textiles. Appearing at the Spring Into Summer Art & Craft Fair, Saturday 2nd May 11am-5pm, Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA

We specialise in knitted home accessories and some for people too! Designed and made in Scotland we offer unique designs and a made-to-order service. Made using Scottish yarns and locally sourced fabrics.” Black Rock Textiles

From the website: “Working from our studio, we take inspiration from the small pleasures in life. From tiny shells found on the beach to big skies. We find inspiration around us every day.

Just lovely!

BRT cushion

Bloomin’ Marvellous Artist

Welcome to the wonderful world of Annsdoodles

Appearing at the Spring Into Summer Art & Craft Fair on Saturday 2nd May at Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA…


As part of our Bloomin’ Marvellous Inverkeithing event, we are delighted to welcome back Annsdoodles, who graced our first event in December 2014 with a table full beautiful and intricate drawings and prints. Come along to Inverkeithing Civic Centre on 2nd May 11am – 5pm to see and purchase these lovely creations.

As well as enjoying looking at the fabulous drawings on the website, be sure to read the ‘Artist’s Statement’ – it’s a beautiful and touching read, and we think ties in well with IAI’s own philosophy of everyday creativity which we hope to foster and inspire.


The long awaited list of artists and crafters for Bloomin’ Marvellous Inverkeithing

Inverkeithing Arts Initiative are delighted to announce the full list of participating Artists and Crafters who will be joining us on Saturday May 2nd 2015 for our ‘Spring Into Summer’ Fair at Inverkeithing Civic Centre 11am-5pm. We will be welcoming some exciting makers who are new to us, as well as happily welcoming back some well kent faces.

Annsdoodles, Black Rock Textiles, Hunter Aromatherapy, Earthen Images, Lainy Allison, Tom Bishop-de-Main, Filo di Lana, My Cherry Pie, Seacycle, Tartan Hearts, The Inverkeithing Sewing Group, Karen Trotter, Tubular, Serenity, Bluebell Design, Darren McWilliam and Jenny Stewart.

More details about all of these fantastically creative people, and images of their beautiful work to follow……

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IAI are inviting artists and crafters to apply for tables at our Bloomin’ Marvellous Spring Into Summer Fair on Saturday 2nd May 2015, 11am-5pm at Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street.

The general theme of the event is ‘new beginnings and fresh starts’. Please give some thought as to how your work might fit in with the Fair’s theme. For example, do you make children’s items, have you recently started selling your work, or do you look to Spring as a source of inspiration?

Tables cost £20 plus a donation of one piece of work to our raffle, which will support Inverkeithing Art Initiative’s goal of opening an art and learning centre in Inverkeithing.

Due to limited space and the need to have a good variety of types of arts and crafts on show, this will be a curated event. Email us at to request more information and to request an  application form.

Application deadline is March 20th 2015

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