Monday, 16 May 2011

Chorlton Arts festival - Craft Fair and Family Fun Day

It's that time of year again when the Chorlton Arts Festival offers a myriad of arts based activities, from comedy, music, poetry to it's annual Craft Fair and family fun day, which has caught our eye.

The Craft fair will showcase Manchester artists and makers, as well as food and drink stalls, face painting and Latin, Arican and Asian Music - something for everyone!

It all kicks off at 11pm - 4pm on Saturday 21st May, at St Clemences Church on Edges Lane Chorlton. 

Hopefully see you there...

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Cross sitch is 'in Vogue'

Here at the Ministry we are fans of all things craft, especially when a traditional technique is given a contemporary twist, which is exactly what Inge Jacobson has done with her cross stitched Vogue covers. Taking nearly a month to create, they really are a labour of love...but we think they are well worth it. We also enjoy Inge's concept behind the work, "I like the idea of having something mass produced become unique and handmade." After all the attention on knitting and crochet and a certain 'cool' status being achieved due to their use in top designers collections, we think it's high time cross stitch got a look in too. What better way to do it than on the front cover of Vogue!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Granny would be proud arts and vintage fair

A little French birdie has just tipped off the Ministry about a new and exciting arts and craft fair that will be taking place this Sunday (8th May) at The Font, on Oxford Rd. It promises fashion, accessories, art, hair and make-up, crafts of all kind, music, books along with tutorials and much much more..

After proving very popular in Glasgow it sounds right up our street, and we'll be dropping in to it all check out (and of course Maud Telastuo's lovely jewellery)