Friday 4 July 2014


Hi everyone,I am delighted to be teaching at 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 HickeyClare 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. 

Janet.  Birds in The Barn

I am so excited, here are some sneaks of the project that I will be teaching. 

I hope to see some of you there. 

Darcy x


1 comment:

  1. Too far away for me unfortunately. Your project looks great Darcy, have a fantastic time.