If you live around the Midlands and fancy a 2 hour taster session with me and a visit to a brand new craft shop, then come to  Gillian’s Crafts in Derby on 2nd June for a quick introduction to Friendly Plastic.  The class is called “First Impressions”.  Gill who owns the shop, is a lovely lady who has been in the craft industry for years and years, and she has brought her knowledge and skills to  Derby City Centre at 8 victoria Street DE1 1EQ (01332 332133). Gill has a great little classroom in which we will have fun discovering some simple things about Friendly Plastic such as how well it takes impressions, how easily it can be cut into beautiful shapes, how quickly it can be turned in to simple and sophisticated cards.  During the 2 hour session we should be able to make 3 or 4 cards and learn 3 or 4 techniques as well.  Although the simple projects are aimed at card makers, the techniques are suitable for those who want to make jewellery or motifs for textile work as well.


The little heart on the left is made using recycled scraps of FP and recoloured, nothing is wasted, every scrap of FP is re-used.  The texture is created using old lace.  The card on the right is made up of fragments of FP tht have been stamped and coloured using acrylic paints.


Sophisticated textured tiles make this a very quick and easy card to make, and the textured heart on the right is simply unique.  Angelina fibres and Oooze create this stunningly simple card.

The class costs £10 including refreshments and you will need to phone Gill on 1332 332133 or email her at gill@gillianscrafts.co.uk to book a place.  All materials and equipment will be provided and there will be no more than 10 in the class.  

This is a great way to make a start with FP, have some fun and discover a new craft shop all at once!