Let’s get sewcial!

Fancy trying your hand at crochet or quilting? Perhaps you’d like to make your own bauble wreath for Christmas, give calligraphy a go or you’re looking for an after-school club for the kids?

It’s all about getting creative in the second hour of the show this weekend, when Crafty Betty‘s Michelle Baker joins June and Rachel to talk about some of the different ways you can do just that right here in Newark.

With events and activities for all ages and abilities, Michelle and her crafty colleagues have plenty of fun ideas for the whole family to enjoy.

She’ll be describing some of the highlights of the year so far as well, from a road trip to the NEC for The Festival of Quilts to a day of non-stop sewing last month as part of the North Notts Sew Day in aid of Quilts for Care Leavers.

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 10.45am to hear what’s on offer over the coming weeks and months.

If you feel like getting sewcial, Michelle and the Girls Around Town might have just what you’re looking for…

A glass act

Step into Emma Mayle’s studio on the outskirts of Newark and you’ll find yourself surrounded by all the colours of the rainbow – a cornucopia of fused glass jewellery, art and household objects…

Tucked away in a purpose-built log cabin in her garden, that studio is home to Stopped Clock Glass, the business she launched in the summer of 2017 after quitting her job as a family support officer to pursue her dream of being a glass artist.

Emma will be chatting to June and Rachel on next Sunday‘s show, describing how a couple of curve balls thrown her way in her mid 20s prompted her to turn her attention to her lifelong passion for the arts and study for a degree in contemporary crafts.

Find out how, with her two young sons now at school, she’s achieved her dream of creating her own colourful creations and selling them at craft markets across the region.

And how she’s now taken the next step, joining fellow artists and small business owners who’ve opened pop up shops just this month in the newly-renovated Newark Buttermarket

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon as Emma shares her story with the Girls Around Town – and learn how you could try your hand at creating your own pieces of glass work on one of her taster or full day workshops.