Studio visit to designer Angela Pitcher-Dowdell

Studio visit to designer Angela Pitcher-Dowdell

Another studio visit for me last week, to our newest tutor, Angela Pitcher-Dowdell. Angela specialises in pattern cutting and dressmaking. She is also a fabulous designer! Angela ran our Welsh tweed coat making course in October and will be back doing the same in...
Studio visit: Helen Hickman – crochet, spinning and weaving

Studio visit: Helen Hickman – crochet, spinning and weaving

A couple of weeks ago I travelled over the Llanllwni Mountain to visit Helen at her studio in rural Carmarthenshire. I wanted to chat to her about whether we could design some fun workshops together. Whilst I was driving over the mountain, this beautiful creature...
Made by Hand craft workshops

Made by Hand craft workshops

We have just returned from Made by Hand in Cardiff, where we provided six ‘taster’ workshops over three days. Made by Hand is a most wonderful contemporary craft exhibition, with the most amazing high quality craft you will see under one roof. We met lots...
Studio visit: Papercutter artist Erica Francis-George

Studio visit: Papercutter artist Erica Francis-George

As we build the portfolio of artists and tutors, I make regular visits to the studios of our makers to chat and take photos of their work. I usually overstay my welcome drinking coffee and chatting, mainly because I am captivated by their stories and the spaces that...
Pottery, prizes and perfection

Pottery, prizes and perfection

Wow! What an amazing few weeks we have had! Our first pottery workshop, our first ever award for the business (we love prizes) and our first textured bag felt-making workshop, which finished last month off to perfection.   We spend a lot of time behind the scenes...
Paws for thought…How much do you love your dog?

Paws for thought…How much do you love your dog?

Here at Make it in Wales we absolutely love dogs. West Wales is a wonderful place to be a dog owner. We’re just moments from the coast’s stunning beaches, secret coves, woodlands, hills and mountains. We’ve set up a Doggy Pinterest page to start sharing...