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Upcycle Tutorial – Environmental Bags

Trying to stop using plastic. Here is a crafty solution. When we think Green bags, what comes to mind? Those ugly, bland ones in garish colours, with some corporate log stamped all over it, offering fresh promotions to someone other than you. They might be practical, but more often, ugly. Or they get dirty and you can’t erase the marks, no matter what detergent you use.

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Kicking out Plastic – Tutorial Signature Shopping Bag

Ten minutes to a pretty Environmentally friendly solution? I will take that! Anyone can try this embroidery hack, and it is a great activity for children. All you need is a calico bag and a fine tip permanent pen.

Hallingdal Rosemaling
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Try some Traditional Art – Hallingdal Rosemaling

Ever heard of Hallingdal Rosemaling? Did your family come from Southern Norway? Rosemaling is the traditional decorative art that is timeless, and unique. Hallingdal is but one of the various styles with a long history.

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Rosemaling and Art Coloring in Designs

Colouring in can be very relaxing and a way to engage with art in a non-threatening way. Particularly for those who might think they aren't artistic. My Rosemaling colouring in designs allow you to familiarise yourself with the forms and begin to understand this art. Build your confidence in drawing with this lovely Norwegian folk art.

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Up- cycling DIY Tutorial From Tired Placemat to Pretty Tea Cosy

What can you do with an old fabric placemat, that feels too good to throw away. Use the extra thermal padding and pretty fabric as a Teapot Cosy. 10 minute upcycling project, that will leave you with endless cups of hot tea,( or as much as your teapot holds) and you will be helping the planet. Waste less, enjoy more!

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Completing a Renaissance Baroque art project – Another UFO down.

When you live at least four decades and more, you tend to accumulate a lot of 'stuff'. Particularly if you are into craft, as I am. At some point, it becomes overwhelming and this is when you need to have a good look at your stash and perform a swift and sometimes cruel cull. But another less painful way to clean up is to complete some Un Finished Objects, hitherto referred to as UFOs. And do so with a determination akin to that of a Tasmanian devil hanging on to its prey.

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Telemark Rosemaling Tutorial

Ever heard of Norwegian Rosemaling? This beautiful art form comes from Norway and has its roots in religious art forms dating back to the Renaissance. Free-flowing and dynamic, the Rosemaling from Telemark is regarded as the most beautiful. Here is a simply guide to painting your first Rosemaling project in acrylics.

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Traditional Norwegian Painting – Rosemaling Rules and Telemark Technique

Rosemaling - the traditional painting of Norway! Ah, the joy of painting. So little time and so many pieces of wood to paint.... the folk artist's lament! Determined to get something painted this week, I traced a pattern on a base painted plate. I will share a few of the secrets to successful painting here. For more on the history of Rosemaling, click on this link: