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VikingArtyParty Heads to Sheffield for a Creative Afternoon

VikingArtyParty Heads to Sheffield for a Creative Afternoon

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Here at Viking, we love to get inventive. Our arts and crafts parties are the perfect opportunity to learn a few craft skills and make something special from everyday stationery items like photo paper and felt tip pens.

This weekend we were joined by some excited bloggers in Sheffield for a fun-filled Saturday afternoon doing what we do best – getting arty!

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Housed in the Kelham Island area of Sheffield City Centre, The Chimney House was our iconic location for this weekend’s #VikingArtyParty. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to enjoy our Saturday.

Sharing the experience were a group of talented bloggers, and after some pre-craft chat and refreshments, we began the first of three innovative workshops: brush lettering with artysynibs, Spring Origami Flowers and, Stencilling – both with Tea and Crafting.

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Each workshop had their own dedicated table, with participants making their way around as the day unfolded. On table one we had stencilling lead by our friends at Tea and Crafting. Using quality photo paper and art & craft paper, our bloggers made a floral arrangement around their first initial.

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After an hour of fun, it was time to break for
a bite to eat. We put on a fantastic lunch for our guests, allowing them to chat
a little more with fellow bloggers, and pick up one or two more crafting tips
from our experts.

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Suitably energised, we got back to the fun stuff with the second of our workshops. On table two was brush lettering. Known to be a more relaxed version of Modern Calligraphy, we were treated to a number of techniques for creating beautiful lettering using only a felt tip pen.

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It was time for the third and final workshop – Spring origami flowers. Derived from ori meaning “folding” and kami, meaning “paper”, Tea and Crafting were again on hand to help us create beautiful flowers from just a few simple folds of paper – allowing us to pay homage to the crisp spring Sheffield day.

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After a final reflection on our day and one
final cuppa, our day of artsy fun came to a conclusion. After saying our
goodbyes, our bloggers headed off with their goody bag, filled with supplies to
help them practice their new skills at home.

Thank you to all of the incredible bloggers who
joined us in Sheffield for the event! Stay tuned for on social media at 
@viking_chat or on Facebook for details of our next #VikingArtyParty event.

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