People Know How have just published a study on combating digital exclusion and have written a news piece dedicated to its release. Their objective is to open up the conversation and get as many voices as possible into the discussion!
Boyes Botanics are here with all your floral needs! Whilst there are sadly no weddings or events to create floral designs for, I’ve been focusing on dried flowers during lockdown, creating bouquets and DIY kits.
Bang on trend, dried flowers bring a natural finishing touch to your home, making the perfect gift to yourself or a friend! They are very low maintenance and with the right care can last for years and years – I have my Grandmas dried flowers that are still going strong after 20 years, yes the colours are faded but the lagurus has a lovely ombre effect.
Using mostly beautiful British dried flowers and grasses, there are various bouquet designs on the website along with the new DIY dried flower boxes. The boxes are available in two sizes and are full of loose dried stems for you to cut and arrange how you like.
All dried flower goods will arrive in the new hand stamped botanical packaging, which I’m obsessed with! We are offering FREE local Edinburgh doorstep delivery (EH1-EH17 only) and there is a small postage cost for everywhere else.
EcoArt was on the BBC news last week! They’re a grassroots environmental charity that have so far recruited over 65 Zero Waste Makers upcycling masks for their family, friends and neighbours. they’ve shared over 500 masks with key workers, charities and vulnerable people around Edinburgh.
“The masks can easily be made using items you already have at home, like clothing, bedding, elastic bands or bicycle inner tubes.” says Rose, the CEO. “We are encouraging reuse and learning to sew, they’re a great family craft project”.
If you would like to be a Zero Waste Maker too or are a front line group needing masks, please email Rose on firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a multidisciplinary artist and have lived in Italy, Spain and Germany. I moved back to Edinburgh at the end of December and immediately went in search of studio space in Edinburgh. Finally in February I managed to secure a space in St Margaret’s house and finally started getting back into producing new work. This is abstract work on paper, using maps as inspiration as well as latterly as the surface of the paintings. Once lockdown was put in place, I quickly took a multi media piece I had just started to work on and brought it home, which I have been working on ever since in my living room and at the moment is embroidery and appliqué on raw canvas. I am looking forward to getting back in to the studio to continue with the larger works on paper.
I’ve been making some face masks both to donate and to help me provide during a time where income is rather dry due to the lockdown – as many of my creative colleagues , I’m a theatre designer who uses her remnants to make accessories; so it feels only right to adapt this way during this uncertainty. If you are inclined to purchase some, please find some details below:
Designed to have a large fit over the lower face for full coverage as well as ease of breathing.
Standard sizes: 4 sizes (LARGE, MEDIUM, SMALL, EXTRA SMALL)
Elastic ear attachment loop
Aluminium nose wire to improve fit to the user’s face
Two distinct coloured layers to easily know what side is inside/outside when taking off, putting on.
Filter pocket options to insert filters, if your situation requires that.