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Your usual Monday kick up the bum.Read More
She said ‘it’s not you, it’s me’, but we can’t help thinking about all the wax shavings we left on the bench or those times we didn’t tell her about the clean-up moustache she had when she left the studio…Read More
April’s inspiration was pretty much all about the texture. Lot of staring at our feet.Read More
Creatively inspiring words from a very clever man.Read More
Really good words, to get you going on a Monday.Read More
When inspiration comes from, literally, anywhere.Read More
Get your Monday started just right, with our pretty, but kick-up-the-bum quotes.Read More
Inspired by looking at our own fronts.Read More
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CARVE Production: it's CARVE, ready-to-wear, off-the-rack, a bit more high street. We're making our samples into a limited edition collection that you can get your hands on from our shop - but we want you to pick which ones.Read More
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On the twelfth day of CARVEmas, our newest CARVE member snuck in there with her pick. This ring was CARVEd at a hen party that Jenni had an awful lot of fun at, and she thought it very important for the coming year that you all know just how awesome a CARVE hen party is.
For one thing, you can make something that looks as glorious as this. For another, the whole event is spectacular - and you get to have a pretty unique hen party experience if that's what you're after (and if you're reading this, we're pretty sure that's what you're after). So if you've got a pal who needs a hen party next year, you know where we are, just give us a yell.
This is it though lads, the last day of CARVEmas. Day 12. We are here. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and the CARVE team is off to hang out under, on, or near the tree, ideally with vast quantities of bucks fizz.
We'll be back in the New Year with dates for 2017 workshops and many more exciting things for you!
Happy Christmas, and have a fantastic New Year.
Our penultimate pick for the twelve days of CARVEmas is from Katie. It's possible she has a bit of a soft spot for the ring-with-a-hole in it, but it's more likely that this Bakery47 number is just pretty darn awesome. Smooth, shiny and just lovely.
If you want a shot at CARVEing one of your own, we'll be announcing our first few CARVE classes of 2017 in early January, but as an insider's tip: you can still buy a voucher at our 2016 prices (which we're having to increase next year) and USE it in 2017! You get an actual, in-real-life, physical voucher - so we'll make sure that hits your doormat after Christmas.
Now, for those of you whose maths is up there with the Einsteins and actuaries of the world, you'll notice that tomorrow is the twelfth day of CARVEmas. That's right, it's the last day of this wonderful, new, festive period that we hope you have enjoyed in the run-up to Christmas. We'll be back tomorrow with our last day, and then the CARVE team is heading off to hang out with their families, eat mince pies and turkey till we can't move, and we'll be back with fresh new classes for the New Year!
Another pick from Kate for the tenth day of CARVEmas. We're sticking to a theme here - the little Totoro character on this ring was stamped there using a wee heated metal stamp - so more fire.
It's pretty darn cute, and if you have something you would like to stamp into your finished CARVE, why not bring it along to your next class? And hey, you can even book a voucher for that in our shop!
This adorable CARVE was made at Brewdog Dundee, so we're assuming they don't mind too much if you use one of their candles to heat things...
See you for the eleventh CARVEmas tomorrow! (We're pretty close now...)
For the ninth day of CARVEmas, it's Kate's pick. This very fluid ring is from one of our first Edinburgh workshops, in Blackfriars (which, very sadly, is now closed).
We adore that this ring has a bit of structure to it, but it's still super organic. This is also an awesome example of another way to work with the wax: the organic quality for this CARVE was made by heating the wax with a lighter. Oh yeah, and as long as you are careful (and follow sensible health and safety protocols and rules of the venue...) this is a different technique to try at your next CARVE workshop. And you can book a voucher for that right here.
Next up, the tenth day of CARVEmas...
Our eighth day pick for CARVEmas is another of Jenni’s picks. This one is by Solii (who is Edinburgh’s digital fabric printing guru, if you’re in the market), and was created during a mini-CARVE during the Craft Scotland Conference.
For a shorter workshop (mini-CARVEs are just one hour) this is a fairly complicated design (lots of logic), and Jenni loves it for its complicated uncomplicated-ness and because it's so shiny…
Mini-CARVEs (like our CARVE-a-thons or this shorter workshop which was part of a bigger event) are great if you are having a company do or have a programme of events you would like to add to and would still love us to squeeze in a CARVE. If you have something going on and want us to bring a CARVE to it, give us a shout!
We've not got many days of CARVEmas left, so don't forget to look out for tomorrow…