And now it’s time for something a little Qerky

After a brief break, Egremont based Qerky Crafts is back in business with plenty of exciting things planned for the rest of 2015 and beyond. Kathy Cartmell-Browne explained “most of this year has been a bit […]
Artisan spun wool from Qerky Crafts

Artisan spun wool from Qerky Crafts

After a brief break, Egremont based Qerky Crafts is back in business with plenty of exciting things planned for the rest of 2015 and beyond.

Kathy Cartmell-Browne explained “most of this year has been a bit hectic with a few, personal, problems which needed to take priority. Hopefully these things are now behind us and we can concentrate on the business once again.”

There are two sides to Qerky Crafts.

First there are the craft items that Kathy makes herself. These range from mini scrap books; artisan spun wool and her own range of pottery items. Pottery is still quite new to Qerky Crafts with only few items having been made at the moment but more are planned.

One of Kathy’s passions is upcyling. This is taking something old, or no longer needed and turning it into a new work of art. Kathy has a real passion for crafting and making things from different materials, which is why Qerky Crafts offers such a wide range of diverse products. Each item is unique, even if they fit within a particular theme, for example her range of Christmas themed mini books.

Kathy’s craft items can either be bought online via her Etsy Shop at

https://www.etsy.com/shop/QerkyCrafts

or the regular Egremont Farmers Market on the third Friday of every month in Egremont Market Hall. Kathy does appreciate that not everyone can buy online or get to the markets, so if they see something they want to buy but can’t do either of these then just give her a call and see what can be arranged.

The second element to Qerky Crafts is Artisan spun wool from Qerky Crafts the running of tutorial style workshops for those interested in learning a new craft skill. Last year Kathy ran these workshops at Florence Arts Centre but found that with a daughter needing picking up from school and other constraints, although popular, they never really took off.

She’s hoping that, with home life settling into a routine, she can try again. She has already had lots of interest from people visiting the monthly Egremont Farmers Market.

Spaces are limited on these workshops, to ensure that Kathy can support students as much as possible. Each workshop will have no more than 3, maybe 4, people at a time. Details of the workshops can be found on the Qerky Crafts website:

http://qerkycrafts.weebly.com/workshop-diary.html.

Kathy is keen to stress that should there not be a course on something that interests you then get in contact and she’ll see what she can arrange.

Qerky Crafts is also embracing e-learning with a number of online tutorials planned. These tutorials will be available 24-7 from any location in the world – as long as you have a reliable internet connection!

Some free tutorials are already up in the Qerky Crafts website. Further information can be found on Qerky Crafts Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/qerkycrafts

or the website:

http://qerkycrafts.weebly.com

You can also call Qerky Crafts on 01946 820 133 or email her at qerkycrafts@btinternet.com