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Autumn Inspired

30 Oct

Acrylic felt, felt circles, shapes from felt

As the last beams of October make you want to curl up like a cat in the sun, here are some ideas about seasonal crafty adventures and how to make a lasting cosy feeling in your home.

Autumn is gently sliding us into winter, and so we choose the comfort of the softest materials and colours to surround ourselves with – felt, wool, natural twine, dried flowers able to endure the whole of the coming winter…

Our choice of colours could not be easier, for what else if not nature itself is using them with more precision and vibrancy at this time of year. The striking red and yellow that stand out among the green. The soft brown in the crunchy fallen leaves and, of course, the warm Halloween orange, which we love so much with black, and even with some purple…

hemp twine and ropeautumn leaves in a paper bag, slanchogled

Halloween gives a great opportunity to get crafty with quirky designs and clever ideas, and here’s a couple we came up with this year:

We made a woven spiderweb from hemp twine – some basic calculations and a very large roll of twine were enough for this natural-looking spiderweb; in addition we have these black felt spiders, two glued together on each side of the string, as if really crawling up and down the web.

hemp twine spiderweb, felt spiders, window display, slanchogledA felt cut out spider at Slanchogled

However you decide to dress up and decorate this year – here’s to autumnal colours and festivity, and the inspiration they all brings to us.

Window display of Slanchogled arts & crafts, Camden

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Happy Halloween

26 Oct
“Will you walk into my parlour”, said the Spider to the Fly
 

 

Having Halloween fall on a Wednesday this year has had a surprisingly positive effect on spooky party planning. The more organised and impatient ones have already prepped up for the weekend before, and the rest will have another convenient option of celebrating the weekend after.

Whichever day and way in which you choose to celebrate this creepy crawly, black and orange feast, we hope you have great fun and come up with the most original dressing up ideas. And why not pop into our shop for a trick-or-treat next Wednesday – we’d love to see all the black spiders, face paints and feathers you’ve been getting into practice!