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Andrea Hartley Banks (Beads From The Art)
A natural born doodler and bead enthusiast!
A natural born doodler and bead enthusiast!

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Make & Take in June
So a few years ago, I did a project where we traced round one of our hands and then embroidered and embellished it with buttons, beads, felt shapes and embroidery.   Everyone loved doing this project and this is the hand I made back then. This month I decid...

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Make & Take Art at Horse Carrs in May
Craft group was relatively quiet at the last craft group as it was the start of the bank holiday weekend.  I knew who was coming so we did a "how to draw a face" session.   It was really nice to have a small group  for a change,  so that we could all chat, ...

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Not much time for my own art, but....
I've been so busy, I've not had much time to do any art of my own.  However, I found two canvases that my daughter had retrieved from the "throwing out bin" at Uni.  So I recycled them to create two pieces of is unfinished as I've just not had an...

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Busy! Busy! Busy!
It's been weeks, if not months since I blogged, I've just been so busy.  A while ago I was asked to put together some craft workshops for Petrus, a local homeless charity.  So every week for the last couple of months I've been working with   some of the lov...

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Easter Chicks
These are our Easter "Chicks" in progress last Friday. We had a lovely relaxing morning, sewing with felt.

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Marching On!!!
Do come and join us on Friday, 11th March for our friendly Make & Take Craft Group. This week we are going to make gorgeous Easter Chick which will hold a small chocolate egg from felt and thread. These are super easy to make, so don't worry if you're out o...

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Make & Take in February
Our next Make & Take Craft Group session will be on Friday, 26th February from 10am -12noon. We will be continuing our doodly drawing theme which we started this month when we made Mandala drawings (see post below), but this time we will be making decorativ...

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So far in February...
It's already the middle of February and I really don't know where the time has gone.  As usual, despite all my planning, things haven't gone to plan, but as a good friend of mine always says "there's always Plan B".  Unfortunately, I've had to postpone my s...

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What We Made In January 2016
We got very creative in January.   We made some New Year Decorations with a secret message inside that we'd written on a piece of paper and then rolled into a bead which we wrapped up with decorative washi tape.  The decorations were made by firstly decorat...

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Christmas Make & Take
Our last Make & Take of the year will be on Friday, 11th December at  Horse Carrs, Coffee Shop, Shawclough Road, Rochdale, OL12 6LG.   The cost is just £5 and includes all craft materials and tuition. Refreshments are available from the Coffee Shop if you w...
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