Wednesday 2 July 2014

Darcy, Lin and Jo teaching at SummerFest {for Birds In The Barn}

Hi everyone, Darcy here. We are delighted to bring you details of a fantastic craft event taking place very soon. SummerFest is a four day event and is hosted by the lovely Janet from Birds In The Barn

Here is an introduction from Janet, to tell you all about this exciting event. 

"We listened to you, all our customers who wanted some day workshops with some of your special tutors and Summer Fest was borne. This will run on 10th,11th ,12th, 13th July 2014.
We have some of your favourite tutors, some who you may have seen onT.V. and at many of the craft shows around the country. All the workshops will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm with a lovely hot and cold buffet lunch, tea and coffee morning and afternoon included for the price of £85 for the day. So treat yourself to a great day and phone the shop on 01206 211099 to book .We will have a retail shop on site so you can top up your stash, with general supplies, favourites and new things too.
We are very honoured to have Darcy UK taking a workshop as she does not get down to the south very often and is mostly found demonstrating for PaperArtsy so check her out on her blog. Likewise with Lin Brown so it will be great to have them with us for our Summer Fest. Jo Firth-Young, a familiar face to our customers will also be teaching too, along with Julie Hickey, Clare Charvill and Hels Sheridan." 

So, as you can see, there are 3 PaperArtsy designers teaching at this event in Essex, a great opportunity for you! More info from Birds in the Barn follows below:

The Schedule:
  • Thursday 10th July: Lin Brown who is a designer for PaperArtsy will be using a 8" x 8" canvas, PaperArtsy paints, metal, her own design die cuts, stamps and much more to create a stunning masterpiece for your wall (picture below) .
  • Thursday 10th July: Darcy who is also a designer with PaperArtsy will be creating a small album called 'Dreamy Bird in a Doughnut Tree' with her range of stamps and Paper Artsy products and I know Darcy has some exciting ideas to make your book funky. (pictures below)
  • Friday 11th July: Julie Hickey from Craftwork Cards will split her day into two projects,In the morning she will be sharing some of her ideas as you make cards and in the afternoon you will try out a 3D project using the new papers from Craftwork Cards.
  • Friday 11th  July: Jo Firth-Young our third designer from Paper Artsy will be making a working MDF clock from Candy Box with her lovely floral stamps, paints and much more I am sure. (Picture below)
  • Saturday 12th July: Clare Charvill will be showing you how to make a super little album with lots of pockets, tags, and hiding places (we have posted a sneak peek on Birds in the Barn blog) using the By The Sea 8'' x 8'' papers from Graphic 45.
  • Sunday 13th July: Clare Charvill making a lovely handbag from Candy Box with a book inside she will be using the fantastic new papers Come Away with Me from Graphic 45.
  • Sunday 13th July: Hels Sheridan will be using canvas to make a cover for your journal using stamps, paints, Distress inks, Grunge paste and much more . I am sure there will be a flower or two too.
We are thrilled to be hosting this event at 

The Marks Tey Hotelnear Colchester, Essex

There are still some spaces left, so please call the shop on 01206 211099 to book aplace. We are so excited to be organizing what promises to be a great event and we would love to have you join us. 


How exciting is that? So what can you expect from the PaperArtsy girls? Well here are some sneaks of our projects. 

Thursday 10th July: Lin Brown 
This is going to be a fun class using all my favourite things. Fresco Finish paint, my stencils, some of my stamps, die cuts, Treasure Gold and metal. I would be delighted if you could join me so that I can teach you some of my all time favourite techniques.

Thursday 10th July: Darcy 
Hi there, if you would like to join me we will create a small book containing spaces for 10 tags. The project is entitled 'Dreamy Bird and The Doughnut Tree' The surprise element is that there is a bit of 'real' tree involved. We will be using a combination of my stamps, Jo's stamps and Lin's stencils. 

Friday 11th  July: Jo Firth-Young
Hi everyone. I regularly teach at Birds in the Barn and its always a pleasure, and I am thrilled to be part of the SummerFest - its going to be a fantastic, creative 4 days.
The project I've designed is a large pocket watch using my stamps, Lin's and my stencils and the fabulous Fresco Finish paints.
I hope you can join me for the class - its going to be a fun inky painty day!!

We would love to see some of our fabulous #patwits and PaperArtsy customers at the event, book now to secure your place. Call Janet on 01206 211099 


Anonymous said...

Sounds like that will be great fun. The PA designers' projects look gorgeous.

Deborah Wainwright said...

I'll be there YAH! Cannot wait x

Helen said...

What a great 4 days that will be... some fabulous looking classes.

Hazel Agnew said...

Bit too far for me but sounds like a great event. Xx

craftimamma said...

Oooh, what I wouldn't give to be at that event or the first 2 days at least but sadly much too far for me and I already have a prior engagement ........

Have a fab time PA peeps!

Lesley Xx

sue :) said...

Such a tease, I would love to come, but it's a little too far. will just have to wait till after the event to see the lovely pieces that are made. Have a great time everyone who manages to go, I'm very jealous. xxx

Anonymous said...

I would love to come to Thursdays workshop but, as someone who works in a school, I find that the vast majority of these events are not available to me. Pity, lots like me!

Kezzy said...

Oh I so wish I could be there. I am at Ally Pally though for my 40th birthday so really looking forward to that. :-) Kezzy xxx

Lynne Gilbert said...

I've updated the Birds in the Barn blog with details of yesterday antics. A great day. Thank you so much Lin and Darcy. Brilliant teachers and wonderful projects