Monday, 28 June 2010

Folksy Party 26th June

A big thank you to Jo Whitehead (I love Red & Glassprimitif) for organizing the Folksy Party at the Keighley Arts Factory. It was lovely to meet and natter with other local Folksy Folk and to have opportunity to try out new crafts in workshops with Jo on batik printing and Jax on letterpress. Typically I carried my camera around all day but only got around to taking a few snaps, which is a shame because it means that I can’t show you the other folk and their stalls.I was particularly struck by work by Laura  Lynsey (swirlyarts) and her creative approach to creating gorgeous items from recycled materials, Pam (Buri Boo) whose diverse and beautiful pieces are all presented with such style and Kev (Dig the Earth) for having such professional stall and stock even though it was his first time, though doubtless well-practised with setting up for Ruby Spirit Designs. The photo below shows the main gallery space, which has a light airy feel and was filled with sheep!

One of the current KAF exhibitions, by photographer Mel Spencer, took me back to my teenage years with names such as Skeletal Family and Ghost Dance. Must unpack the vinyl one day soon!


  1. It was fantastic to meet you, it went too fast though. Hopefully get together for another natter soon!
    I'm dreading seeing the results of Jo and her camera :D

  2. Thank you so much Alison, it was lovely meeting you! :)

  3. It was good fun wasn't it - and thanks for the compliment :) Oh and btw it's Lynsey, not Laura!

  4. V. sorry Lynsey - senior moment. Yes v. good fun.



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