Maker number 3 is the fabulous Suzy Schwenk! As well as making beautiful jewellery and being one of our first artists to get involved, Suzy has been CH+’s number one volunteer since the beginning. She’s volunteered at all our sales and most of our F-Art club groups (including earlier in the morning than anyone would want!).
Thank you so much Suzy <3
How are you finding the winter so far?
It’s a bit cold and dark but a good excuse to do lots of knitting.
What’s your favourite material to work with?
At the moment I’ve mostly been working with beads and stones but I love doing anything crafty where I can work with my hands.
When did you start making things and how long have you been making things for? I’ve always loved making things but have only started making jewellery (which is currently my main focus) in the last few months.
What’s your favourite piece you’ve ever made?
I made a panda on a stick once that I was very proud of.
Any new years resolutions?
To be more tolerant and spend less time in my pyjamas.
Any advice to other local creatives?
You don’t have to be amazingly talented to be creative and enjoy making things.
The official launch of our weekly, pay-as-you-feel art-for-wellbeing drop-ins is this week!
This week we will be making collages, using a variety of paper materials, stamps and mark-making implements.
F-Art club will run every this week, and the following weeks, on Sundays at Dulcimer Bar, Chorlton, from 2-4pm.
The drop in is open for everyone, however as with our other work we are specifically looking to target those with long term health difficulties and/or disabilities.
The venue is wheelchair accessible and coffee is only £1.90!
Please don’t hesitate to message with any questions 🙂
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Every week we will also have a variety of items from our online shop for sale – beautiful things made by local people!
Come along this Saturday 10-4.30pm to Coffee Cranks in Alexandra Park where will be hosting our second spooky sale of our fabulous artists’ wares, this time including new additions Becky Beighton and Jayne Pennington!
Come and suck up this beautiful view with us and purchase some lovely spooky seasonal gifts and support a local cooperative in the process.
“Remember, the big corporate shops don’t shout ‘Yay’ and do a jig when you buy one of their goods. We do. Make someone jig this Autumn!”
Phew, what a great day!
Thank you to everyone who came and purchased handmade goods and piece of art from our artists on Sunday at Dulcimer.
Artist Suzy Schwenk was a star all day and thank you to everyone else who came down to show your support.
Thank you also to superstar flamenco guitar player Tom Page for providing us with some gorgeous live music later in the afternoon.
We had some lovely work from the wonderful Becky Beighton @tit_ts which went down a storm.
Keep your eyes on this space, as more goodies will be uploaded onto our shop over the next few days.
It’s finally here!
Join us on the ground floor of kind Dulcimer in Chorlton this Sunday 14th October for our official CH+ launch event.
Everything on the website and many more exclusive items from our existing and new artists will be for sale on the day (cash only though, I’m afraid!)
There will be family-friendly art activities and live music from local Flamenco guitarist Tom Page from 3pm.
The event will last 12.30pm-5pm with £5 pizzas and non-booze + boozey drinks available.
If you want to sell your artwork please get in touch by Tuesday 5pm as we are running out of space on the stall already!
SELL YOUR ARTWORK