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The inspiration behind Karoline’s collection comes from her fascination with the sea, in particular corals. She wanted to study the free-flowing shapes, textures and vibrant colours and capture the qualities in a variety of methods and mediums. The technical aspect of re-creating these forms through a knitted medium found numerous challenges. From primary research Karoline transformed ordinary materials into complex and unexpected knitted pieces by combining yarns such as elastic and…

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Make these super cute little fairy houses from toilet roll tubes and scraps of pretty paper. You could cut open the doors and add fairy figures (why not make your own from Fimo?). One of our very favourite crafts for kids.

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Artist's Profile: Joan Hardie Artist's Statement My aims are to produce ceramics that encourage people to look afresh at the natural world and which are lively, interesting, accessible and affordable. My work is inspired by natural textures, colours and forms, particularly from trees, ferns, lichens and fungi. I enjoy trying to capture something of the feeling of a natural subject in clay, so that the ceramic piece becomes a celebration of nature.

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Mix 1 c. flour, 1 c. salt, 1/2 c. water. Knead into dough, roll it out about 1/4 in. thick. Make a footprint. Use a straw to put 3 holes. big toe, little toe, middle toe. Put your ornament in oven at 200 deg. until dough gets hard all the way through. (This will take several hours I usually cook them over night). Let cool and paint with acrylic paints. When dry varnish (polycrylic) with 3 coats front and back to protect. When dry put pipe cleaners through the 2 side holes and form into…

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from Mail Online

Tunnel vision: Amazing cloud has a starring roll in the sky

Roll cloud (Morning Glory cloud) in Las Olas Beach in Maldonado, Uruguay. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1242855/Tunnel-vision-Amazing-roll-cloud-caught-camera.html

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Flora meet Clay. Pick a flower or leaf, lay on top of a small piece of clay and using their rolling pin it will make an imprint in the clay. Paint relief. Do this for small stepping stones

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