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Links Round-Up: Opportunities in 2015

As you look up from your hectic preparations for the forthcoming holiday, take a break from current work, decide to ignore the miserable weather, you might just turn your thoughts to 2015.  We have four opportunities which might help, some have charges to participate. First up is Surface Gallery, who are taking exhibition proposals for… Read More

Handmade at the Malt Cross

After reading our blogpost on the re-opening of the Malt Cross, I made my way there on Friday to see if their luscious hot chocolates are as good as they were before the refurbishment.  [Spoiler alert: probably yes, but more research needed.]  I discovered that the Malt Cross have created a pop-up shop space at… Read More

You and whose granny?

With the onset of winter I bet you’re all grateful for the knitters out there. Pulling on your jumpers, socks, scarves and gloves you’re blessing the skill behind the sticks aren’t you? Aren’t you? Well, you should be. These days knitting is theoretically regarded as a good skill to have, yet many (most recently Jane… Read More

Guest Blog: Cavology…. hidden treasures

We invited Kirsty Fox to lead us up a blind alley… a good way of course, for a peek inside Cavology   Cavology is a new project set-up by The Hive, Nottingham Trent University’s business development centre. It’s a retail incubator which means that it is designed as a functioning shop and showcase of new… Read More

Crafty links round up

Surely the screams and bangs are over now?   Goodbye pumpkins and fireworks. Hello tinsel and mince pies…… though maybe not, since it seems they have all featured simultaneously in supermarkets since September! As a result I have had an attitudinal shift for 2014. I’m  not going to go all bah humbug and say “I… Read More

The Big Poppy Knit

Now if you’re a regular reader you’ll know that we at Creative Towers love a spot of yarn work. Knitting, crochet, cats cradle, you name it, we’re with you. So it was with glee that we headed down to Nottingham Contemporary this afternoon to have a look at the results of the Big Poppy Knit.… Read More

Open Studios in the Sunshine

Yesterday I walked around the 20 plus Open Studios in Lady Bay, enjoying the art, the craft, the tea and cakes, and the sunshine.  We bought a framed picture from a local photograher (that’s my partner’s June birthday sorted) and saw many things to admire, covert and wish I could buy.  The Lady Bay event… Read More