Crafty on both sides of the Atlantic

Some of the crafts which have been on show in Hebden Bridge and New York

Some of the crafts which have been on show in Hebden Bridge and New York

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Artist Christina Thomas has seen exhibition on both sides of Christmas - and both sides of the Atlantic.

Christina, of Ikkle Dragon Crafts, said: “I’m really keen to share my news of the exciting creative crafts which are happening at the moment both here in Hebden Bridge and in Long Island, New York.

“In September I launched a new series of arts and craft workshops in Hebden Bridge, for local children aged eight and over.

“We’ve just finished our first term and made an exciting range of items the accompanyimng images are some example pictures of the amazing things that the children have created.

“As well as teaching crafts, I am also a crochet designer specialising in Amigurumi patterns - a Japanese style of crochet for making tiny creatures and toys.)

“Some of my own work is currently being displayed in the world Amigurumi Exhibition in New York. “

Christina said this opened on December 12 with more than 4,000 tiny creations from more than 100 artists from 32 different countries.

“You can see some of the amazing items on display at www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20141216/long-island-city/thousands-of-knitted-crocheted-amigurumi-fill-lic-galler (click the picture to start the slide show)

“The children’s craft classes in Hebden started again this week on Tuesdays from 3.45pm to 5.15pm at Word of Mouth haberdashery in Valley Road, Hebden Bridge.

“There are still some places available.

“During the spring term we’ll be running sessions on block printing, making fabric flowers, glass painting, and we’re going to make our own piñatas!” she said.