A crafty collab

sock monkey

It’s all about collabs these days, especially in the fashion world – everywhere you look, someone’s collaborating with someone else to bring out a new collection or launch a new range.

Think H&M x Kenzo, Moschino x Barbie, Adidas x Kanye West or Puma x Gosha Rubchinskiy (he’s the Russian designer of the moment if you were wondering!) to name just a few…

And now, there’s a new collab in town!

Michelle Baker has teamed up with a group of like-minded ladies to turn the top floor of Newark’s  Crafty Betty into a space that’s bursting at the seams with goodies.

Whether you’re looking for supplies for your own projects or searching for a gift with a difference, it’s a veritable treasure trove offering everything from fabrics, patterns and paints to cushions, brooches, sock monkeys and more.

Michelle and fellow busy bees Amanda Thompson, Julie Webster, Sally Harrison and Rachael Cumberland didn’t take much persuading to switch off their sewing machines next Sunday morning to join June and Tina in the studio.

Let’s face it, who wouldn’t jump at the chance to combine chatting to the Girls Around Town with the opportunity to try out a rather special cake in the latest Chocolate Moment?!

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon to hear all about their new venture, some of the events and workshops in the pipeline and of course the crafty collab’s verdict on that chocolate cake…

A crafty couple!

crafty betty 2From oil painting to pj-making, fibre arts to felting – there’s no end to the crafts you can explore with the help of this week’s guests, Michelle Baker and Kim Hurley!

They’ll be joining June and Sue in the studio to talk about some of the workshops coming up in Newark over the next few weeks.

There’ll be news too of the School Holiday Craft Clubs in June and August and the second Craft and Pamper Evening on Saturday 25 June, with even more stalls, workshops, pampering treatments and free gifts than before…

felt broochTune in to the Girls Around Town or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to find out what Crafty Betty (that’s Michelle) and The Tinkering Faeries (that’s Kim) will be getting up to this summer.

With classes and clubs for all ages and abilities, this crafty couple and their creative friends have plenty of fun ideas for all the family!