Greetings from the Crafty News Desk
(This weeks picture of some ferns was taken last March in the Dublin mountains.)
I am starting this week with a reference to the new layout of the ETSY shops. How does everyone feel about it? I think the fact that the items are given more visual exposure once the shop is opened is a good thing. I know that some people have shortened their description to account for the change. Have a look at the following link before you do it....DON'T LOOSE VALUABLE SEO EXPOSURE....http://www.handmadeology.com/why-you-should-keep-your-etsy-shop-announcement/
Ruth from NiceDayDesigns has a special offer on her etsy site this week....10% discount to all EtsyIrelandTeam members on custom made mirror/badges and magnets. Just put "Etsy Ireland Promotion" in message to seller. She can also use your own designs - great idea for party favours etc. contact here at http://www.etsy.com/shop/nicedaydesigns#
Check out the Blog giveaway from Beth at
Brigitte at PurlsofColour has news that the University of Ulster are looking for designs for contemporary souvenirs. A project funded by the Arts Council are looking for submissions of online concepts for the origination and design of highly imaginative products for the souvenir market and beyond. Closing date is 20 September. If you are interested and need more info plus a copy of the application form contact email@example.com or Brigitte at http://www.etsy.com/shop/purlsofcolour
This week is heritage week across Ireland. Check out their website for what is on near you...http://www.heritageweek.ie/
News in from the Wool Museum in Leenane, Co Galway...All week they are holding workshops and demonstrations on wool-dyeing, spinning, weaving as well as craft walks and knitalongs. Check out their facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/pages/Leenane-Ireland/Sheep-Wool-Centre/107467449305821?ref=ts&__a=9 and their website http://www.sheepandwoolcentre.com/
Next weekend is the big Which Course Expo in the RDS - loads of stands with information on course/classes and all things studious for the coming Winter months. http://www.whichcourse.ie/
How is everyone doing with the local markets in Cork, Limerick, Belfast and Dublin? Are you involved with any in other locations? We would love to hear how you are doing.....
That's it for this week.
Mo aka http://www.huggleknits.etsy.com/