8:34 am - Sun, Apr 6, 2014

Meet a Maker / Helen Tiffany / Helen Tiffany Glass

Helen

This week we are introducing you to Helen Tiffany. Helen has a studio at Manchester Craft and Design Centre and she makes kiln formed glasswork and metal work, creating decorative glassware and jewellery. Inspired by different materials and their unique qualities, Helen finds the creative use of recycled and reclaimed materials plays and important part in designs. Keeping the form and shape of…

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7:56 am - Fri, Apr 4, 2014

Grab a Bargain!

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We’re feeling generous here at Freds so we’ve reduced our sale items to 50% off! Take a look at our sale section to find La Sardina camera‘s reduced to £50, Sequins 30p,  Acrylic Gems and Cabochons for £1 here.

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6:10 am - Thu, Apr 3, 2014
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We are proud supporters of @Outhousemcr / Check out this months offerings @MicahPurnell @AlanDalby @graffiti_russ @DRME_DESIGN

We are proud supporters of Outhouse, a space for public art right on our doorstep! This month’s graphic offerings come from 

We are proud supporters of @Outhousemcr / Check out this months offerings @MicahPurnell @AlanDalby @graffiti_russ @DRME_DESIGN

We are proud supporters of Outhouse, a space for public art right on our doorstep! This month’s graphic offerings come from 

7:15 am - Wed, Apr 2, 2014

Well done Katie!

 

Here is the winning artwork for our Time Machine competition; well done Katie Parker! Thank you to everyone who took part it was great to see all your creative uses of materials. Watch this space for more free giveaways…BjT97qtIgAEbDU9

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11:03 am - Tue, Apr 1, 2014

Risograph Poster Giveaway

Risograph

A few weeks ago we had Jake Beds in to make his bespoke business cards. We loved his designs so much we asked him to make the colour charts for our Risograph printer. We’ve got 10 sets to giveaway all you have to do is answer this question:

What type of inks do Risograph printers use?

Tweet your answers to us @FredAldous or if you don’t have twitter email us here to be in with a chance of…

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6:20 am - Thu, Mar 27, 2014
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Meet a Maker / Ella McIntosh / This is Pewter

Meet a Maker - Ella McIntosh @thisispewter @ManchesterCraft

thumbnailThis week we are meeting Ella McIntosh, a maker who loves all things pewter! Ella makes beautiful Pewterware for the home, creating candlesticks, vases, fruit bowls and everything in-between.   Crafting contemporary products by using age-old techniques, Ella’s stylish designs take inspiration from working closely with her customers to create something personal to them that will be cherished.…

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5:36 am
Book Giveaway, what’s your favourite book? Tag it on Instagram with #fredaldous + #lovebooks to enter or email paul@fredaldous.net

We love nothing better than reading a good book here at Freds which is why we are giving away not one, but seven books!

Book Giveaway, what’s your favourite book? Tag it on Instagram with #fredaldous + #lovebooks to enter or email paul@fredaldous.net

We love nothing better than reading a good book here at Freds which is why we are giving away not one, but seven books!

6:07 am - Mon, Mar 24, 2014

Meet A Maker - Lee Page Hanson

Meet A Maker - Lee Page Hanson @LeePH68

thumbnailThis week we want you to meet Lee Page Hanson, a ceramist based at Manchester Craft and Design Centre. Lee creates beautiful functional and decorative pieces using white clay products like earthenware and porcelain. Inspired by 20th century artists Wassily Kandinsky and Ben Nicholson, his work features geometric designs, interesting textures and elements from nature and cityscapes. Visit Lee in…

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7:58 am - Tue, Mar 18, 2014

Workshop this Friday

workshopimageAs part of the project Art Dredge, we are offering you the chance to attend a painting workshop with artist Matt Sewell, giving you the chance to pick up some tips and techniques, but also allowing you the opportunity to have your work exhibited alongside him at an exhibition in Manchester!

The Art Dredge is an Arts council funded project, being delivered in partnership by not for profit arts…

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5:42 am - Thu, Mar 13, 2014
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Let Me Give You A Little Tip

This is amazing, adds new layers, body and finish to paintings. You can use it for image transfer on a multitude of different surfaces.

Let Me Give You A Little Tip

This is amazing, adds new layers, body and finish to paintings. You can use it for image transfer on a multitude of different surfaces.

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