It’s Craft Awards Time again!

It’s Craft Awards Time again!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. I was notified today that the doors have opened for your Craft Award Nominations. If you think that the good ship Clarity deserves recognition in the shape of an award, then it would be brilliant if you could nominate us (and then vote for us if we get nominated). There are loads of different categories! Here’s the link: NOMINATION LINK It’s been a busy day at work! We’re reigniting some plans which were shelved…

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Pergamano Lesson No. 2 on TV tomorrow!

Pergamano Lesson No. 2 on TV tomorrow!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s that time of the month again, when we get together, to help you build your set of parching skills and very useful equipment. We are very fortunate to have the new Create & Craft TV Channel as a meeting place, and every month we are able to use the Pergamano Shows as a way to teach the basic skills of Parchment Craft. Tomorrow our friend Paul Church will be shining a light on…

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A Craft Along with Barbie!

A Craft Along with Barbie!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Fancy a get together? Fancy just hanging out with a bunch of like-minded people? Well. we’ve got options! Of course we have our Clarity Open Days coming up in June. It’s in Ditton near Maidstone, just off the M20. Easy access. Great parking. Fab couple of days. Worth a trip and an overnighter if you can swing it. So many of our Clarity Dream team will be there to entertain and inspire! A veritable…

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All the way from London…

All the way from London…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s A family week for the Grays! First my brother Steve married lovely Sheila yesterday in Rochester. Beautiful, quiet and very private affair… Then tomorrow it’s our Dad’s 85th birthday! Here we see both Mr Grays – and all three Mrs Grays! Very cool So I made a card for Dad when I got in from work today. 85 years ago, just before the war, he was born in London. Willesden. Northwest. So I…

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Fresh Cut Lace – there’s nothing like it!

Fresh Cut Lace – there’s nothing like it!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. If you are a Groovi Parcher, you may recall these beautiful Nested Lace Borders and Corners Groovi Plates: Then we went round the bend, from straight to round – really cool: Well. It gets better. Tonight we’re launching a superb collection of Fresh Cut Lace Nested Dies – and I’m telling you – THEY ARE A GAME CHANGER! Five nested Lace dies. And the scrap is every bit as good as the lace! Paul…

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The Little Thumper…

The Little Thumper…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. We have added a wonderful table top printing press to our ever-growing collection of printing presses… and what a joy!!! This one is called A Little Thumper – and blimey!! Is he heavy! I’m talking about the printing press, not Dave, cheeky!! Proper imperial mission getting this one in the log cabin! (The Press girls, the press!!). But you can always trust a farmer to work it out! Give that man a wheelbarrow –…

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We’re shrinking!!

We’re shrinking!!

Hi there Happy May Bank Holiday Weekend! I hope you’re enjoying your time, whatever you are doing. I’ve been doing a little pottery and cleaning… more pottery though!!! It was a finishing day. Had to wax my bottoms before I can do any glazing… TV tomorrow – Create and Craft for 2 hours from 3 to 5pm. We’ve split the show into 2 for starters: first hour STAMPS. Beautiful stamps designed by Tina Cox and myself, which many of you…

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Heads up ! It’s a Groovi-Pergamano Sale !

Heads up ! It’s a Groovi-Pergamano Sale !

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Just a quick blog to let you know that there’s a Groovi-Pergamano Sale starting at 6pm this evening, with up to 50% off many hundreds of parchy products! Watch the little video below for details…. Here’s a little Groovi Gallery, just to whet your whistle… There you go! Happy May Bank Holiday ! Love and Hugs Barb xxx

Harmony? When?

Harmony? When?

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Beautiful sunny Sunday here in the Southeast. Pottery this morning, and back in the Clarity saddle this afternoon. Did you get a chance to watch our Clarity Mixed Media Friday TV show on the new Create & Craft? I was showcasing our lovely Blockprint stamps. I really like them. There’s something very arty, edgy and earthy about them. I think also that they can be whatever the occasion begs: vibrant and bright, soft and…

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Beautiful Block Print Stamps!

Beautiful Block Print Stamps!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. I’m all set for tomorrow’s Mixed Media Shows on TV, and this time we have designed a collection of what I consider to be fabulously arty stamps. I was showing Paul what I had come up with demowise, and he said “Cor. They look as though they’ve been printed on textile. Then we’ve hit the spot! Because that was exactly what I was aiming for: bold, almost naive prints which look like block prints,…

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