Fun with lino printing

I’ve been missing my classes and my lovely Dottie family enormously. To keep me busy during lockdown, I’ve been making some handmade lino printed cards (blank inside) with various designs; florals, bees, birds, doggies and Wheathampstead village scenes. Do you need any cards for special occasions? They are £2.50 each or £10 for five. They …

Spring Market (29th March)

I’m really excited to announce that I’ll be running Easter wreath-making workshops at the Wheathampstead Spring Market ! The market is being held on Sunday 29th March from 10am to 4pm in the Wheathampstead Memorial Hall (AL4 8AY) and The Reading Rooms, High Street (AL4 8AA). Booking for the 10.30 am workshop is essential – …

Summer 2019 at the Dottie Crafter Studio

Wow – what a great summer holiday we had! The Dottie Studio was buzzing all summer with different creative activities, workshops and parties.Creating graffiti-inspired canvases was one of the most popular activities with loads of children taking home their own fabulous artwork for the bedroom walls! Here is some of the amazing work in progress: …

First Dottie evening classes

We recently started our first adult evening classes in the Dottie Studio. At our first session we sketched and painted some gorgeous flowery designs: I had great fun getting ready for the second week – a batik workshop – the ladies had to ’embrace the splotches’…! ..and they really did – look at their beautiful …

Easter 2019 – Cushion making workshops

It’s been a busy Easter holiday at The Dottie Crafter. A fantastic group of kids spent two days with me last week learning how to design and make their own cushions. We learnt the basics of using a sewing machine, graffiti stenciling, tie-dye, appliqué and hand embroidery. I had lots of fun with the studio …