Card making with Lesley

Oct
14

11:00am - 3:00pm including lunch at Papermill Direct, Westmorland Business Park, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6NP with Lesley Blamire   £18.00

Card making workshop hosted by Lesley Blamire

Venue

This event will be held at Papermill Direct, Westmorland Business Park, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6NP

What You'll Need

Please bring your craft kit including, scissors, double sided tape, glue stick, fine tipped glue, ruler and pencil.

Joining Instructions

Booking in advance is advised as spaces are limited - call us on 01539 726161, or do pop into our craft shop to enquire if you are in the area.

What You'll Need

Please bring your craft kit including, scissors, double sided tape, glue stick, fine tipped glue, ruler and pencil.

Joining Instructions

Booking in advance is advised as spaces are limited - call us on 01539 726161, or do pop into our craft shop to enquire if you are in the area.

Tutor

Lesley Blamire photo

Lesley Blamire

I have been crafting from a very young age, my Grandad used to bring home paper from Croppers Paper Mill where he worked and I drew pictures and coloured them in. He took me on a factory tour when I was twelve and I was fascinated how the paper was made. I have always 'made things', I used to drive my mum mad if we went on holiday and there was a craft shop, we would have to have a new stitching picture for me or a soft toy kit to make. Then I advanced to cross-stitch, knitting, and sewing clothes, my mum made all of my soft toys when I was a child.

I used to love the sewing lessons at school. When I started work I worked for a printing & publishing company in the printing office which was great, as I showed aptitude and skill in the Bindery and they were short handed I was given an apprenticeship, and then I really learned to handle paper, how it folded, how to mould and bend the fibres. (I used to handmake Wainwright's walking books), but unfortunately in 1989 I was made redundant and had to go back to an office job. When I had time off on maternity leave I watched the TV and like many people learned how to make cards. I loved it, then I applied for the job in the shop at weekends which fitted in with working part time at the Westmorland County Show, then I moved on to taking family classes in the school holidays, then evening classes, then adults classes, scrapbooking classes anything I could fit in around a job and family really. I really love the craft days when I have time to meet lots of people and share how to use products and show what you can achieve with the products we have. For the last couple of years, I have been lucky enough to make samples for the Woodware craft catalogue, using Francoise Read's fab designs.