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Dried Flower Bouquets + DIY Boxes

Hello!
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.

Show me the flowers > www.boyesbotanics.com/dried-flowers
Follow our Instagram > @boyesbotanics

Thanks for reading!

Kirsty

P.S – The studio is closed for appointments but we are still open for phone consultations for wedding flowers. Due to 2020 postponements, 2021 is slightly fuller but there are still dates available.

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Charity sharing Free Face Masks & Pattern

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 info@ecoartcharity.org

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After 20 years living abroad, resident artist Judith Shaylor returned to Edinburgh!

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.

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Reusable Face Masks with Filter Pocket and Nose Wire By MK Eco Creations

Dear artists, art lovers, and friends,

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:

  •  Washable/reusable
  •  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.
  • Reinforced seams
  • Filter pocket options to insert filters, if your situation requires that.
  • Packaged in biodegradable zip lock bags

Please order directly through Etsy: www.MKecoCreations.etsy.com

Thank you for supporting your small local artists.

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Non-Surgical Face Masks by Tailored Touch

Tailored Touch is selling non-surgical face masks on their website www.tailoredtouch.co.uk for £5 each with £3 first class UK postage.

Coming in a range of patterns and sizes(including children’s) these machine washable face masks come with a pocket to insert additional protection for example a filter.

For more information, visit www.tailoredtouch.co.uk or email massage@tailoredtouch.co.uk

 

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Carry on knitting with Ginger Twist

Ginger Twist is a wee bijou wool shop in Edinburgh, Scotland stacked to the rafters with delicious yarns, pattern books & accessories.

The studio in St. Margaret’s House is where all the hand dyeing magic happens. It’s the home of ‘Ginger’s Hand Dyed’.  A range of luxury fibres hand dyed by Jessica, the owner of the shop.

The cutest wee shop in Edinburgh is on lockdown but don’t despair.
You can still place online orders & they will be posted off once per week (Wednesdays).

Ginger Twist are also offering local Edinburgh home delivery when government restrictions are lifted; use discount code HOMEDELIVERY

Ginger Twist, still delivering a yarn or two

The stock in the shop is finely curated…Jessica only stocks what she would want to knit with and is incredibly knowledgable,  enthusiastic and passionate about everything in the shop.

Help keep the cutest wee bricks and mortar in operation.

We needs Knitters.

Keep calm, carry on knitting.
S
hop online  https://gingertwiststudio.com/collections

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New Painting by Amanda Hill

Amanda Hill is an artist who lives in Portobello and works from her Edinburgh Palette studio at St Margaret’s House. She creates using acrylic and oil on canvas.

Recent paintings reflect feelings of displacement and isolation in light of social distancing. Amanda explores through facial expression as well as colour and texture which mimics connection.

Amanda has recently exhibited at the Velvet Easel Gallery,  as part of their latest exhibition,  sadly presently on hold due to current circumstances.

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Bowbeer Designs by Resident Artist Caitlin Bowbeer

My illustrative work is playful, contemporary, and often takes a tangible form, using unusual structures and materials as a canvas for design. I am passionate about producing contemporary drawings and designs whilst keeping my practice environmentally sustainable where possible. My most regular commission work has focused on illustrating resources for outreach projects aimed at communities and young people, creating work for such clients as The National Galleries of Scotland and Dundee Heritage Trust.

After gaining my degree in Illustration from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2016, I decided to up sticks and head to Brighton to gain some inspiration and a get bit of sunshine. Whilst working in a pottery studio, I rediscovered the beauty of clay. I think it’s properties are fascinating and find that it complements my illustrative work perfectly. I learned how to throw on the wheel and create minimal designs that work well with their partnered illustrations, keeping them fresh and playful.

I have now been living in Edinburgh for almost 2 years and am privileged to share my newest studio in St Margaret’s House with two very close friends. Although the effects of the lock down have been tough, with reduced work and having to temporarily move out of Edinburgh to help family members, it has brought new opportunities for learning and development within my practice. I have used this time to create an online shop, work on personal projects, and slow down, taking more time with each of my ceramic pieces. I have begun to handbuild with clay which allows me to make larger and more experimental forms and I am keen to try more traditional techniques of firing when a kiln is not accessible. I am hopeful that by indulging in this time I will be able to apply new techniques and skills to my practice in the future.

Website: www.bowbeerdesigns.com
Instagram : @BowbeerDesigns

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