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The Glasgow School of Yarn

I’m working remotely at the moment, but I’m still in touch with what’s happening in Glasgow, including the forthcoming…

The Glasgow School of Yarn

This weekend (Friday October 17th  & Saturday  18th) sees the fourth annual Glasgow School of Yarn knitting and yarn crafts event at The Mackintosh Church, Queen’s Cross. It marks the anniversary of the opening of The Yarn Cake – Glasgow’s knitting cafe and is also part of the Creative Mackintosh Festival.

The Glasgow School of Yarn

I’ve been helping to promote the event sending out press releases and tweets while Antje at The Yarn Cake has appeared on STV’s Riverside Show. The Herald have also featured it on their fashion blog. 


Here’s details of the event on the What’s on Glasgow page. And look out for the event on STV next Friday…

Here’s Antje on STV Glasgow’s Riverside Show:

This year The Glasgow School of Yarn will offer workshops with expert knitting tutors Jon Ballam-Dunn of Easyknits, Rachel Coopey of Coop Knits and Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits (pictured at the top of the page). The Yarn Cake team will also be on hand to teach a range of mini tutorials on a wide range of subjects including introductions to crochet, spinning and lace, as well as a chance to learn more about the online knitting community Ravelry.

The marketplace will welcome independent vendors, including Abstract Cat, A Peppermint Penguin, Ginger Twist Studios, Debonnaire and Owl Print Panda. The Yarn Cake stand will also be selling Drops yarns, local yarns including New Lanark and Jamieson & Smith, Ashford Spinning Wheels and supplies, along with a wide range of needles and notions.

Full details of The Glasgow School of Yarn are on The Yarn Cake‘s website.

Get in touch with me if you’d like the press release or photos of last year’s event. Follow The Yarn Cake on Twitter or join The Glasgow School of Yarn Facebook event.

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Sarah Barr – Original Scottish Contemporary Art

My friend Sarah Barr makes art. Last year she started selling it at local craft markets and community events and got a great response from people who wanted to buy it and commission her to make more. Almost everyone she met at these events asked her if she had a website…

Strathbungo2 Sarah Barr
A mixed media work by Sarah Barr from last year’s Bungo In The Lanes

I set about making a simple website for her to showcase photos of her work, and serve as a point of contact with potential new customers. The site is basic but allows her to update it herself without any fuss. Now when she gives out business cards with the website address, customers can see a survey of her work, get news of any events she is attending and contact her to purchase pictures. In future we hope to build an online shop, but so far we have attracted the attention of some local decorative art shops and held a small exhibition in the window of the local off licence (a popular art outlet in the neighbourhood!)

Sarah Barr Art at Boxwood
Sarah’s work on display at Boxwood, Byres Road, Glasgow

Since Sarah’s work has been on display in Boxwood, a local art and gift shop, she’s sold several pictures and received enquiries about other pieces. I’ve followed this up with a Facebook page for Sarah’s work that we can both manage, as Sarah’s time is better used on her work (and her kids!).

Sarah Barr Tenements
A selection of mixed media pictures by Sarah Barr featuring tenement houses in Hyndland

Contact me to discuss your website and social media needs – even if you feel overwhelmed I can help!