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GCM Social at The Life Craft

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Have we mentioned The Life Craft? It’s a new crafty shop in the West End co-run by GCM member Vonnie of Blottedcopybook. The Life Craft stocks all the materials and supplies needed to for you to carry on crafting and creating at home, from luxury yarn in fab & funky colours to sewing machines. They also run some brilliant workshops for all ages and skill levels, from sewing to knitting, screenprinting to jewellery making – all in a comfortable, relaxed and friendly environment.

If you make your visit this Wednesday evening then you can meet the Mafia at the same time. We’re having an informal social evening where you can learn more about the GCM and our members, or just bring along your current project and come for a crafty chat and some cake! We’ll be there from 6:30pm – hope to see you there!

If you can’t make it, hop on over to The Life Craft’s website to check out their extensive schedule of classes and workshops, and the online shop.

The Life Craft, 691 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8RA‎

Let’s Make Zines

Monday, August 16th, 2010

zine workshop

Big thanks to everyone who came along to our Zine Workshop last weekend at Welcome Home. It was a fun afternoon of talking, reading and making zines. You can read a report back from the workshop and see some of the zines people made over at my own blog.

If you couldn’t make it along then don’t worry, as you can join in the Zine Challenge. Sign up and pledge to make a zine by the end of the year! There’s also a Flickr group where you can share photos, ask questions, discuss zinemaking and promote your finished zines, and I’m currently making a Zine Challenge pack with an expanded version of the mini zine about zinemaking I gave away at the workshop.

Zines from the Zine Workshop

Remember, zines are whatever you want them to be so don’t be scared and come join us!

(workshop photo by Jen Collins, Japan zines made by Emma at the workshop)

08/08/10 – Zine Workshop

Sunday, August 8th, 2010
What
Zine Workshop
When
Sunday, 8 August, 2010
14:00 - Free Entry
Where
19 Keith Street

Glasgow G11 6QQ
Other Info
Come along and learn about the wonderful world of zine making and self-publishing. Zinemakers and illustrators Marceline Smith (Asking For Trouble) and Jen Collins (hellojenuine) will give you the lowdown on zinemaking, answer your questions and help you make your own mini zine. You can also browse a selection of zines from the last 20 years. All Welcome!

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Zine Workshop

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Zine Workshop

The Glasgow Craft Mafia has a zine workshop happening this Sunday.

Since the invention of the printing press individuals have published their own opinions in leaflet and pamphlet form but making zines (short for magazines and fanzines) became a mass movement in the 1970s inspired by the DIY ethos of the punk movement and the arrival of cheap photocopying. Zinemaking has now become an affordable way for artists and writers to self-publish their work

With sites like Etsy and Folksy bringing the DIY word to a new generation of creatives, there’s never been a better time to try zinemaking for yourself. Zinemakers and illustrators Marceline Smith (Asking For Trouble) and Jen Collins (hellojenuine) will host a relaxed and informal zine workshop at Welcome Home this Sunday for anyone who wants to find out more. They’ll give you the lowdown on zinemaking, answer your questions and help you make your own mini zine. You can also browse a selection of zines from the last 20 years or buy some contemporary zines and self-published books from Welcome Home’s special display.

Sunday, 8 August, 2010
Welcome Home, 19 Keith Street, Glasgow G11 6QQ
2pm-4pm
Free Entry

Hope to see you there!

26/06/10 – The Glasgow Craft Mafia Trunk Show

Saturday, June 26th, 2010
What
The Glasgow Craft Mafia Trunk Show
When
Saturday, 26 June, 2010
12:00 - Free Entry
Where
Mucky Puddle (map)
Unit 24a, The Hidden Lane
1103 Argyle Street
Glasgow G3 8ND
Other Info
Visit design studio Mucky Puddle as they open up their space to the Glasgow Craft Mafia. Live craft demos and a selection of members' work to view and buy.

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