Getting Crafty with Laura Ashley

A few weeks ago I headed through to Glasgow to get my craft on with some other bloggers and Laura Ashley.  I absolutely love crafty activities so this was right up my street!

The setting for our fun afternoon was The Butterfly & The Pig on Bath Street.  We were greeted by the lovely people from Laura Ashley and The Crafty Hen and directed towards the tea and coffee (of course served in vintage crockery).

Once everyone arrived we were given our decoupage kits.  The kit contained everything you needed – letters making up the word ‘home’, a love heart, paintbrushes, adhesive and a selection of paper.  There are also instructions if you are unsure how to decoupage.

The room fell silent as everyone became completely engrossed in decorating their letters.  I managed to get through one letter and my love heart before we broke for a cake break.

After cake we moved onto craft number 2 – needle felting.  I did needle felting at college and it was so much fun, I was in my element.  Needle felting is done using a barbed needle and wool.  The process results in the wool fibres being tangled which bonds it together.  You can make felted beads, brooches, anything you want really.  You can also felt onto another fabric, whether it be felt or a knitted item.  It is also really therapeutic, had a bad day at work?  This will help make you feel better!

I was a little bit rusty but still had fun making my felt pieces.

Laura Ashley has been around for over 60 years starting off designing tea towels, napkins, placemats and headscarves before moving into fashion.  The craft kits are a new addition to Laura Ashley range for this year.  These would make a great gift for anyone creative in your life.

I had a fab day, thank you to Laura Ashely for inviting me to come along, to The Crafty Hen for helping us with our crafting on the day and The Butterfly & The Pig for the cups of tea and for the delicious cake!

Laura Ashley also blogged about the day, you can read it here.

xxx
 
Photographs taken by me
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