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Women Who Create Weekend Event Tickets Live. Early bird tickets only available util March 31st!

After months in the making I am so pleased to share my latest passion project with you all today on the blog. Those of you who follow the fortnightly women in business blog series or are on my mailing list will already have heard a few whispers about this exciting event… but today early bird tickets are on general release and full details are available to all my wonderful followers!

What it’s all about

A weekend of creative inspiration, relaxation, confidence building, slow crafting and business/career motivation for women looking to connect with like minded folk and spark changes in their life and career

Bringing together individual business expertise from self made creative entrepreneurs. Come and spend a weekend with 6 women who want to change the world… and help you change yours!


Who is it for

An event for 15 creative women. At any level in their career, from planning start up to seasoned pro, this weekend is for those ready to implement big brave and exciting changes in their lives, careers, and future plans.

You will leave the weekend with a wealth of practical and creative skill to empower your next steps and future planning. A vibrant mix of personal experience, accredited technique and intuitive learning. You will have also spent a weekend becoming part of a fantastic community, meeting a group of equally amazing women who are on the same path as you.

Focus in on what a creative lifestyle looks and feels like to YOU. And leave with the confidence to live the future you dream of creating.


What is included in the price

A welcome drink at our meet and greet on Friday night – venue tbc

Welcome pack – including worksheets, journal & stationary to accompany the weekend, welcome drink, membership card + more secret treats

A 2 hour business clarity and creative visioning session with Els Pontin Creative Coach

A 2 hour colour tiles technique problem solving session with Super+Super’s Amy Phipps Founder of the WWC series/weekend

A 2 hour stress/anxiety management, confidence building and self hypnosis techniques session with Claire Culley aka Thrive Hypnotherapy

A 2 hour plant propagation and garden crafts session with Lyndsey Haskell of What You Sow
*tutor specific items – all materials, hand outs, tools also included
CATERING **Brunch, light lunch, afternoon snacks + tea and coffees on both Saturday & Sunday included in your ticket fee and are provided by Gabriella and Molly of Planted (YBF nominated vegan food start up)
Additional goody bag for early bird sign ups – available to first 10 to book before April 16th – first come first serve.

*COMFIRMED Includes discount codes, personalised stationary, coloured tile kit, printed planner pages and more!

Find FULL DETAILS and book your early bird ticket before they sell out (available until March 31st ONLY)! Only 15 spaces on this event because we want to keep it small and special.

Early bird tickets have begun to sell fast… with £150 worth of bonus content & goodies included I am not surprised! Plus our venue The Forge Bristol is a totally stunning to spend a weekend honing your creative skills.

 

Please feel free to email me for more details and keep an eye out on the new Women Who Create Website for tutor bios, extra event content and more info about this first exciting women in business event!

Amy x

Super+Super Creative Seasons

The idea of Super+Super Creative Seasons has evolved from my ongoing aim to do less better in life and business to allow me to share more in depth creative skills, projects and ideas with you folks AND to spend more time honing my craft as a creative/maker/designer and small biz owner. I’m excited about this new way of packaging up what I do to make it more lovely for you guys to see and share!

Over the past 5 years I have worked on some brilliant projects as a small creative business owner and also had opportunities to collaborate with like minded peers and companies to create some very special projects and workshops. Now don’t get me wrong, they don’t always go to plan, and my goodness have I learnt some lessons along the way. So I decided that this year I am going to plan my projects to fit in with the way I have come to realise I work/create and succeed the best. And that’s by looking at all my creative offerings in terms of seasons. Trying not to overload myself and leave space for things to come to me and grow naturally from what i’ve planned. Some of you may have seen my post on IG about my word of the year which this year is ‘Evolve’. Well It may sound pretty woo woo but I am going to try and embrace that this year!

So back to this creative seasons thing…

I will be running creative and crafts workshops as I always do, but this year I am going to work on really focus on skills based projects and things that have some kind of seasonal or practical relevance. Whilst re introducing more intermediate and higher level classes and courses that run over several weeks.

I want to work towards connecting people with hands on crafts and creative skills as a tool for relaxation, storytelling, overcoming social anxiety and sustainability.

It’s an exciting way for me to develop ideas and expand my own creative skills set, whilst developing in-depth / intermediate and higher level workshops which I can create along or in collaboration with other awesome peers!

I’d also love to work on some collaborative workshops & diy design based projects this year! As I mentioned on fb last week I am planning to re introduce craft diy project tutorials to the blog, eep. And I think these will follow the same kind of idea as workshops. i’d also really like to collaborate with other designer-makers here and create large scale craft based projects and events!

a group of young people sitting around a light wooden table with bright coloured soft yarns and modern weaving looms learning a new fun craft skill

I am also going to get back into creating free diy craft tutorial projects for the blog that fit in with this whole creative seasons idea. This sits really well with me and feels way less daunting than trying to publish a project once a month to fit a schedule. There’ll be more to come on the blog diy side of things… as I get some ideas down!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on all of this, i’ve spoken to several creative peers recently who are really embracing the idea of seasonality in their creative process and desigs,. AND if you’d like to discuss a collaboration project for the revived diy tutorial section on the blog OR an in person project drop me an email to hello@supersuperhq.com

Read more about the one little word project for inspiration on finding your word for the year over on Elise Get’s Crafty podcast – episode 117 

Amy x

 

Super+Super Online School Of Craft Special Offer. Hello Folks! Its getting cold and grey outside and if you are anything like me you are getting ready to cosy up at home and have begun planning a winter’s worth of new creative projects… which means every night is a staying in and crafting night. This time of year is pretty exciting isn’t it! There has been a big trend for all things Hygge this year aka the Danish art of cosy happiness and all things slow winter mindfulness. Some of you may have seen all the gorgeous little books that are available or some of you might just already do your very own version of hygge. I know for me as soon as the leaves begin to turn and the light goes that’s the signal that UK winter weather is around the corner and its time to prep for cosy evenings in and crafty meet ups with friends!

I am happy to have a brilliant group of friends in my town but also those that I stay in touch with via Skype or email on a regular basis. So for me the winter months are about using free time well to get projects finished and begin planning for a new year! I love crafting at home and working on projects online with friends sharing ideas, inspiration and feeling connected to a wonderful online community of creative peers.

I also love working on mending and upcycling projects during the winter such as darning holes in favourite socks and well worn sweaters, or putting finishing touches to me made outfits left over from the summer… ready for next year!

With this in mind and with the filming of several new exciting crochet and weaving classes about to begin I thought i’d post a little reminder that over on my online school of crafting the Geometric Pop Pocket Tote Bag class & Misty Mountain Wall Hanging class are both now available as separate single project courses. AND what’s more everyone who signs up to either of these online projects in the next month will receive free enrolment onto the crochet i-cord mini course PLUS a free copy of my gorgeous printable planner page PDF! If that wasn’t enough of a treat to get you crafting at home this winter and involved in a super creative online community, the first 10 enrolments will receive a 10% discount code for my upcoming Weaving For Beginners Online Course coming in December.

special course offer

To preview all current courses available over on my online school of craft click here. You can join the school now without signing up for a class to be sent notifications when NEW classes are released and to be kept in the know about exciting offers, inspiration, project discounts and how to get all the yarns that accompany my projects at a discounted price. Feel free to drop me a message on social media or email to hello@supersuperhq.com if you have any queries.

Happy Sunday!

Amy x

*This offer will be available until November 30th 10pm and is available to everyone! First 10 enrolments will receive a special 10% off the upcoming ‘Weaving For Beginner’s Course’ – 1 discount code per student (not per project enrolment) Please email me at hello@supersuperhq.com if you have any queries or questins about the course, online school of crating or yarns. Offer will be emailed directly to student once purchase complete.

 

Inspiration / Crochet Plant Hangers. Since moving to a new home which has more space and much more natural light I seem to have tripled the number of plants indoors! I just love them, cannot get enough of propagating old plants, swapping seeds and rescuing sad plants from the reduced isle of the supermarket or garden centre. I am proudly turning into a crazy plant lady!

I have soon come to realise that I can combine two of my favourite past times craft/crochet and plants together as I experiment in making lots of different pots and plant hangers! There is now a crafty hanger creation of some kind in at least one corner in every room and I strongly recommend you all join in and create you own too.

Tips for creating crochet plant hangers…

  • use a strong cotton/synthetic yarn that doesn’t have too much stretch for the hanging cords (plants can get heavy!)
  • make sure your crochet body/pot is lined with a water tight tub or lining – soggy crochet is gross!
  • keep your colours bright or light to highlight the details on foliage
  • light leaved plants love sunshine! hang in indirect sunlight in the lightest part of your house…
  • unless you have lots of dark leafed shade loving plants such as stag horn or fern which are happy in partial shade or in a bathroom
  • don’t over water!
  • don’t be afraid to pull off all old leaves and damaged stems – this is very important for making room for new growth! Often the plan is NOT dying it just needs thinning out a little and crispy leaves removing
  • add beads to your hangers for a little extra fun!

I also thought i’d share some of my favourite inspiration for crochet plant hangers from my home and Pinterest too…

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 Find links to these brilliant images over on Pinterest by clicking through below

  1. Crochet cotton cord hanger with beads from Pinterest here
  2.  Textural plant holders here
  3. Vintage crochet doily holder here
  4. Jersey pop colour hanger here
  5. Chunky cotton colour work crochet from my recent on-line crochet class

I hope this post has inspired you to grab a hook and rescue some sad plants!

If you need a little more inspiration head over to my Plants & Home Pinterest board. Please do not hesitate in emailing me if you want to know more about this post, future workshops or anything else craft related at Super+Super!

Happy crafting

Amy x

 

Inspiration / Paper Flower Craft Favourites. I am continuously inspired by the many many diy tutorials for paper flower projects over on Pinterest! Though many can look super complicated in fact it can be simple to achieve the look by making just a couple of favourite crepe blooms, perfecting that style and repeating in different colours. If you then add lots of green foliage to fill out your design it won’t take half as long but still look totally amazing! Below I have shared 6 of my current favourite paper flower craft projects. I have chosen a mixture because I wanted to show that its as much to do with how you style and display your creation, as it is the amount of blooms you create!

So my tips are as follows…

  • find 2 flowers or petal shapes you like and feel confident in creating…
  • make a bunch of these!
  • intersperse with simple shaped greenery and leaves…
  • keep your design simple
  • create strings of leaves or wire framed garlands to attach your blooms to
  • UHU glue or other fast drying tacky glue works best when attaching petals
  • floristry tape (waxed) hides a multitude of sins when used to finish/wrap stems
  • hang in your favourite spot and admire

 

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Find links to these brilliant images over on Pinterest by clicking through below

  1. Hanging Graland
  2. Display by Zoe Bradly via HonestlyWTF
  3. Kindness Prevails Garland via DesignSponge
  4. Giant Blooms 
  5. Crepe Flower Backdrop by Lia Griffith
  6. Flower Garland

If you live local to Nottingham you could also join me for a morning of paper flower crafting on Saturday 20th August at Bee & Bird Mapperly! You can find tickets and full info on the event page here. Please do not hesitate in emailing me if you want to know more about this post, the workshop or anything else craft related at Super+Super!

Happy crafting

Amy x

Get Inspired / Crochet. This week we wanted to share some lovely yarn-y craft inspiration with you as the first in another new inspo’ based blog series on the Super+Super site. In this series we want to bring you pictures, materials, trends, techniques and projects from around the web that is inspiring us and our craft workshops and studio life right now.

Its nice and chilly here today and i’m sure you are all wrapped up at work wishing the hours away until the weekend… we wanted to share with you a few of our top colourful crochet projects to get you inspired during this cold spell. January is definitely a time of change, planning and inspiration for the new year to come… we want ours to be filled with crochet craft project goodness! With our first crochet workshop of the year in Nottingham just around the corner we are brimming with ideas for new projects for the blog and crochet courses for 2016!

Here’s a lovely little house plant crochet project we created for Making Magazine last year… it remains a firm favourite and there are several different ways you can add variation. Try adding much longer fronds of leaves, more beads or a patterned pot!

crochet succulent house plant diy project from super+super website

This fresh take on an afghan round is a perfect intro to crocheting in the round… Thanks MessyLa!
crochet medallions from MessyLa blog post

It’s all in the details with this fancy crochet trim project from the Super+Super Crochet Project Book. Who can resist a pompom!?
fancy crochet tote bag trim a project from supersuperhq's crochet craft project book

We found Loopy Mango at a recent trade fair and fell in love pretty instantly! Their yarn is thick and luxurious… in the most fabulous array of colours.loopy mango yarn crochet project

Spruce up a classic Granny Square with a palette of bright and contrasting yarns… its a great project for an evening curled up on the sofa.
colourful afghan squares from super+Super crochet craft book with GMCAs always you can find us on facebook  or Instagram & Twitter @supersuperhq. We would love to hear what is currently inspiring you x

Weaving at Etsy Made Local Christmas Market

SAMSUNG CSCWe are mega excited to be holding our first Nottingham Weaving for Beginners class at The Etsy Made Local Christmas Market on December 5th! We are teaching not 1 but 2 beginners weaving workshops at the day long craft and creative event at Nottingham Trent Students Union on Shakespeare Street Nottingham.

In this new workshop we will introduce you to a whole host of basic weaving techniques including setting up your loom warp and getting the tension correct, tassels and fringing, colour blocking, working in rows with Rya knotting techniques, as well as Soumak, Basket and Hem stitching techniques. We might even add a pom-pom or two!

Like we said there are two classes… one morning and one afternoon! You can buy your ticket by clicking through the corresponding link below which will take you straight to our Eventbrite events page.

Weaving For Beginners (morning class) Etsy Made Local Christmas Market – 11am til 1pm 

or

Weaving For Beginners (afternoon class) Etsy Made Local Christmas Market – 1.30pm til 3.30pm

As well as workshops there will be a host of amazing craft stalls with local makers selling original art works, craft pieces and no doubts a cake or two! We are thrilled to be involved in this years event and cannot wait to buy many lovely handmade xmas gifts as to us its super important to support #buylocal campaigns like this!

A huge thanks to #Nottsetsy and Bird In Borrowed Feathers for having us! You can find more info about these two wonderful groups here!

If you have any quiries about the classes or want more info drop us an email. A x

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New Venue Bee & Bird Nottingham! Having moved to Nottingham just 3 weeks ago we are very happy to announce that we will be holding our first Nottingham craft workshop at Bee & Bird in Mapperly. This super lovely venue in the heart of creative Mapperly (10 mins outside of Notts city centre) is not only a brilliant little craft venue but also home to an amazing shop and haberdashers selling an array of exciting prints, cards, home wares and an uber cool collection of craft books! Owner Leona (textile artists and graphic illustrator heself!) set up this Bee & Bird with her husband Nick last year and I am super excited to have found some like minded down to earth creative types to work with! Thanks for having me guys! Crochet for beginners is the first Super+Super workshop at Bee&Bird and you can find full details plus buy tickets through our facebook event here!

New Venue Bee & Bird Nottingham! Having moved to Nottingham just 3 weeks ago we are very happy to announce that we will be holding our first Nottingham craft workshop at Bee & Bird in Mapperly. This super lovely venue in the heart of creative Mapperly (10 mins outside of Notts city centre) is not only a brilliant little craft venue but also home to an amazing shop and haberdashers selling an array of exciting prints, cards, home wares and an uber cool collection of craft books! Owner Leona (textile artists and graphic illustrator heself!) set up this Bee & Bird with her husband Nick last year and I am super excited to have found some like minded down to earth creative types to work with! Thanks for having me guys! Crochet for beginners is the first Super+Super workshop at Bee&Bird and you can find full details plus buy tickets through our facebook event here!