Glass fusing is a popular art form that involves heating two or more pieces of glass together to create stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces. In this blog post, we will delve into the in’s and out’s of this art form, covering everything from the basics to the cost and feasibility of pursuing this craft as a hobby.
Are artist trading cards and ACEO’s still a thing? Today, we are diving into the captivating world of Art Trading cards and ACEOs. Contrary to what some may think, these miniature artworks are not only still a thing but also thriving in the creative community. In this article, we will introduce you to one of […]
Hundreds of former sub postmasters and subpostmistresses were wrongly accused of stealing because of accounting mess-ups, but turns out, it was all down to the horizon IT system, designed by the tech giant Fujitsu.
As the holiday season rolls around, and we embark on the annual quest for the perfect presents to delight our loved ones, let’s take a moment to consider something truly special – supporting small businesses.
The artisans of Etsy, those who invest countless hours perfecting their craft and curating their virtual storefronts, now face an arduous battle on two fronts.
Not only must they contend with a global crisis that has brought economies to their knees, but they must also navigate treacherous waters within the very marketplace that once promised them sanctuary.
The Silk Purse Guild was formed to support UK makers, shakers and Artists. As much as I’m a HUGE fan of Kryten, Data and Marvin (if you get this, we are friends!), I do not feel like they have a place in the world of art.
10 First Anniversary Gift Ideas
A 1 year wedding anniversary is a special occasion that calls for a thoughtful and meaningful gift. Traditionally, the first anniversary is associated with paper, which opens up a wide range of options for gifts.
There is something special about handmade items. They are unique, and there is a sense of quality and craftsmanship that is simply not found in products that are mass-produced. Not to mention, handmade items are often more affordable than their mass-produced counterparts
There is a nasty undertone running through the Handmade community. After experiencing it first hand, I can honestly say that I am astonished that people feel the need to behave in such a vile and unprofessional manner. Its time to get an attitude check!
Top 4 craft insurance recommendations, from members of the Silk Purse Guild.
“Do a Craft Fair” they said, “it will be fun” they promised.
What they don’t tell you is that attending craft fairs of any kind are a tricky business. There is a heck of a lot to think about, and much to prepare.
The 2022 mini series, simply called Dahmer, has hit Netflix and exploded the story of Jeffrey Dahmer once again. The show has created a storm, with ridiculously high view rates, and an endless stream of chatter on the Socials. Could it be true that this Monster has become a TREND? As the founder of the […]
We catch up with the man behind some of UK’s the most Beautiful Wildlife Art. Both Alan and his wife Di are beloved members of the Silk Purse Guild, being amongst some of our earliest adopters, back when we were just starting out. Taking a chance on a new art space, in the middle of […]
The Silk Purse Guild began it’s life back in 2019, as a dream in the mind of a graphic designer, who was royally fed up with online marketplaces in the UK. They all seemed to be stacked against the small business owner, with endless commissions, listing fee’s and complicated algorithms to keep on top of. […]
Almost at the finish line, missing some arms and his tail, oh and a Jacket and rucksack of course, which is add a super special finishing touch to our Crochet Easter Bunny. The extra touches are optional… well the rucksack is, not sure about the arms, poor bunny. I have been trying to think of […]
Some 84% of weekly users use Pinterest to help decide what to buy. According to Pinterest, 55% of Pinners are specifically looking for products. And 83% of weekly users have made a purchase based on content they see from brands on Pinterest.
Whilst researching artists and makers all over the UK, I discovered an interesting, collectable movement that I’d never encountered before. I became completely fascinated by ACEO’s and ATC’s, and have started a collection of these little gems myself. What on earth am I blathering on about?…… let me explain. ACEOs stands for “Art Cards Editions […]