Thursday, 19 February 2015

St Ives Sewing Group

St Ives Cornwall - Sewing Group
St Ives Cornwall - Sewing Group


A new Sewing Group / Sewing Class is starting in St Ives on Friday 6th March - 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.

It will run every fortnight on Fridays after that.

Run by Jo McIntosh - who can provide tuition in hand-sewing and sewing machine techniques as needed.

All are welcome at any level of sewing ability - including beginners.

You will need to bring your sewing kit including threads, pins, needles and scissors. Also - sewing machine - spare bobbins.

There will be a different sewing project each week. A requirements list will be given for each session and Jo will have materials to buy if necessary.

The first project - Pincushion. You will need to bring the following:
1 piece of cotton fabric - 10 cm x 10 cm (4” x 4”)
7 pieces of cotton fabric - each piece 3 x 15cm (1 1/4” x 6”)

Cost: £6.00 per person (excluding materials).

To book or for more info contact Jo by phone or email:
01736 797 122
jo.mcintosh@knitweave.co.uk

Jo can also run workshops for groups or offer one to one tuition in a range of textile art and craft techniques - for both adults and children. Also crafty Hen Parties and Childrens Parties. Details on:
Knit One Weave One - Website

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Spring In St Ives - Craft Workshops

Craft Workshops In St Ives - Jo McIntosh
Craft Workshops In St Ives - Jo McIntosh


Jo McIntosh is running a series of craft workshops and classes in St Ives through March and April.

A chance to have fun, get creative and learn something new.

Wednesday 18th March - Crochet
Come and learn the basic stitches to get you started on a Granny Square
10 a.m. to 12 noon
£15.00

Wednesday 25th March - Feltmaking
Come and learn a traditional technique to make a felt picture and felt beads
10 a.m. to 12 noon
£15.00

Thursday 2nd April - Feltmaking
Come and learn how to make felt to create a felt picture and felt beads
2 - 4.30 p.m.
Adults £20.00 - Children £12.00

Wednesday 15th April - Knitting for the Terrified
This is a workshop for adults who would like to learn the basics of knitting, including casting on and off, how to knit and how to read a pattern
10.00 am - 12.30 p.m.
£20.00

Saturday 18th April - Silk Paper
Use silk fibres to make beautiful silk paper which can be used for card making and other craft activities
10 a.m. to 12 noon
£15.00

Wednesday 22nd April - Papier Mâché
Recycle newspaper to make either a bowl or other 3d shape
10 a.m. to 12 noon
£15.00

Saturday 25th April - Papermaking
Come and learn how to recycle used paper into new paper and how to include petals, glitter, threads etc. into your paper.
10 a.m. to 12 noon
£25.00

To book or for more info visit the workshops page:
St Ives Cornwall - Craft Workshops

Or contact Jo by phone or email:
01736 797 122
jo.mcintosh@knitweave.co.uk

Jo can also run workshops for groups or offer one to one tuition in a range of textile art and craft techniques - for both adults and children. Also crafty Hen Parties and Childrens Parties. Details on:
Knit One Weave One - Website

Sunday, 8 February 2015

St Ives September Festival 2015

St Ives September Festival 2015
St Ives September Festival 2015


Planning for St Ives September Festival 2015 is moving ahead - with the music programme for St Ives Guildhall nearing completion.

The opening days have a bit of a "folkie" flavour - then the focus shifts more towards classic rock and MOBO (Music Of Birmingham Origin!).

Acts confirmed so far:
  • Show Of Hands
  • Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston
  • Dervish
  • Kate Rusby
  • The Acoustic Strawbs
  • John Lees' Barclay James Harvest
  • Chris Jagger and the Kronies
  • Martin Barre Band
  • The Rollin' Clones
  • The Beat
  • Legend - Music Of Bob Marley
At least a couple more gigs will be added in the coming days.

Dates and details are on my website:


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

A Christmassy Weekend Ahead In St Ives


A Christmassy Weekend In St Ives


A very Christmassy weekend ahead in St Ives - with some great seasonal events to enjoy.

Tomorrow (Thursday 11th December 2014) - 4.30 pm to 9.00 pm.
Christmas Festival - Tate St Ives.
Free admission to the galleries, food, bar, films, carols.

Friday (12th December) - 6.30 pm.
Christmas Lights Switch On - Penameyne Court.
The mayor will switch on one of the best Christmas lights displays in town. Food, drink, music and meet Santa.

Friday (12th December) - 7.00 pm.
A Christmas Cracker - St Ives Parish Church.
A celebration of Christmas music with local choirs.

Saturday (13th December) - 7.30 pm.
A Country Christmas - St Ives Arts Club.
A celebration of rural winter life past and present.
St Ives singer-songwriters Dee & Dave Brotherton and film maker Alban Roinard.

Sunday (14th December) - 3.00 pm.
A Christmas Concert - St Ives Guildhall.
The town's traditional community celebration - with local bands and choirs.

While you are in town you can enjoy the wonderful Christmas lights around the harbour - thanks to the St Ives fishermen.

To see how lovely Christmas in St Ives was last year - watch my film:
St Ives In December

More Christmas events to follow - full listings on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Monday, 8 December 2014

Christmas Gifts - Made In St Ives

Christmas Gifts - Made In St Ives
Christmas Gifts - Made In St Ives
If you are looking for some lovely genuine hand-made in St Ives Christmas gifts - here are some ideas.

The little troop of elephants above is hand-made by Jo -
Knit One Weave One. These will appeal to children of all ages - and each is personalised with a message to the new little elephant keeper - such as:
"My name is Daisy. I like climbing trees, eating chocolate and splashing in mud."
Jo also has gift vouchers available to buy online - these can be used for any of her hand-made gifts or for her textile art workshops:
St Ives - Christmas Gift Vouchers

St Ives Bunting - a lovely range of bunting for all occasions - including festive bunting - all lovingly hand-made. They have a range available to buy off the shelf and also undertake commissions if you want something special and individually made for you.

Cornwall Naturally - hampers and gift bags full of natural Cornish goodies - with three ranges - Cornish Kitchen, Cornish Garden and Cornish Pampering.

Sharon McSwiney - beautiful and individual hand-made in St Ives jewellery and metalwork. Commissions undertaken. Available from her shop in The Drill Hall on Royal Square and from:
Sharon McSwiney - Etsy Shop





Saturday, 6 December 2014

St Ives In December - Christmas 2014

St Ives Cornwall - Christmas Lights


Christmas is almost upon us and there is lots going on in town.

The Christmas lights and Christmas trees are up and looking wonderful.

Lots of Christmas events are planned through December - including markets, Christmas panto, puppet shows, exhibitions, carol services and concerts.

I'll be posting details of more events soon - you can see full listings on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Its not too late to book a Christmas or New Years Eve break in St Ives:
St Ives Cornwall - Last Minute Holidays

To see how magical Christmas here can be take a look at:
St Ives Cornwall - Photo Gallery - Christmas

More Christmas news and photos coming soon.

Friday, 31 October 2014

St Ives - What's On This Weekend

Scully Racing - St Ives Cornwall
Scully Racing - St Ives Harbour


This weekend and the week ahead in St Ives.

Tonight (Friday 31st October 2014) - Rollers Roller Disco at St Ives Guildhall. Four sessions today - all with a Halloween theme:
  • Family Skate - 3.00 pm.
  • Under 11s and Families - 5.00 pm.
  • Teen Skate - 6.30 pm.
  • Over 18s Skate Party - 8.30 pm.
Info and tickets on:

On Saturday (1st Nov 2014) - Scully Racing returns to St Ives Harbour. St Ives Jumbo association have re-introduced this old tradition to St Ives as a competitive sport. Teams from around Cornwall will be competing against the locals.

Racing starts at 12.30 pm - from the slipway opposite The Sloop Inn. Beginners are welcome to take part - free training sessions will be available from 11.00 am.

If you'd like to know more about Scully Racing take a look at:
Film - Scully Racing - St Ives Harbour

Lots more to look forward to during the coming week - including various exhibitions, St Ives Jazz Club and Bonfire Night fireworks on Porthminster Beach. Full listings on:

Looking further ahead - the legendary Dr Feelgood are coming to St Ives Guildhall on Wednesday 12th November - info and tickets here:
Dr Feelgood - St Ives Guildhall