Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all my followers!
Here is a wonderful design by Edward Bawden to bring you some Christmas cheer.
I’m excited to have a stall selling my handmade linocut prints at two Christmas markets this year in December. I have 4 Christmas Card linocut designs to offer; two new designs for this year. I also have a small supply of handmade unique brooches consisting of decorative paper and colourful leather, that would make for a lovely stocking filler surprise.
I will be at the Horniman Christmas Fair on Dec Sat 3rd and Sun 4th. 10.30am-4.30pm. Address – 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ. It is a short walk from the nearest station, Forest Hill on the orange London Overground line.
“Enjoy family art activities, shop for gifts in the arts and crafts markets, pick up your seasonal produce at the Farmers’ Market (Saturday) and enjoy mince pies, mulled wine and carol-singing on Sunday at the Bandstand.”
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I will be at SoLo Craft Fair’s Winter Wonderland at Buster Mantis on Dec Sat 10th, 11-5pm Buster Mantis, 3 Resolution Way, SE8 4NT. A 1 min walk from Deptford train station; and a short walk from Deptford Bridge DLR station.
“As always SoLo Craft Fair will be finding some of the best makers and creators to make your Christmas shopping easy and enjoyable!
Grab a mulled wine or rum punch from the bar, listen to our great djs and browse our incredible stalls. There will be a free stitch and b*tch workshop running throughout the day so free feel to bring your latest knitted creation and join the group.
Christmas shopping will be made easy with an opportunity to design your own tote bag and a wrapping station for your newly purchased present at the event as well – all this just a stone’s throw away from Deptford Market. Also, free gingerbread men for all guests!”
Linocut cards © Catherine Cronin
I’ve been having more festive fun making these collage Christmas cards, just need to glue the last two.
(© Catherine Cronin)
What could be more festive at Christmas than a lovely chirpy Robin perched on holly with snow falling to blanket everything white. The only colour that stands out in such a white world is the red berries and the robin’s red breast.
Printed in caligo ink with hand colouring in watercolour. Card A6
Now available for sale in my Etsy shop http://etsy.me/1TOEzMR
Also for sale is last years Christmas linocut design Partridge & Pear http://etsy.me/1TOHw0b
Or buy both designs to get a discount http://etsy.me/1HOHALQ
(© Catherine Cronin)
Christmas Day Gifts Certificate, 1915 Printed by Sir Joseph Causton & Sons Limited. The Overseas Club was set up during the First World War to raise the morale of the troops with Christmas gifts such as chocolate and cigarettes. Certificates were awarded to children who had raised the most money for the scheme. Copyright V&A museum