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  1. Are you feeling creative just in time for Easter? This year forget those big plastic boxes and calorie heavy chocolate and decorate your own real egg for maximum colour and lasting fun!

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  2. The vibrant beauty of Kaffe Fassett's colourful quilts is something that until this year I had no experience of. But ever since my daughter arrived last March, my mother has been furiously making quilts and cushion covers for her bedroom from his fabrics.

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  3. Daytime television programme Paul Martin's Handmade Revolution is celebrating the arts and crafts tradition in the UK and in Thursday's episode, Paul meets a Welsh master weaver.

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  4. A group of textile artists living in the Brecon Beacons have pooled their talents to create a version of the Big Pit National Coal Museum in Blaenavon on fabric.

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  5. The work of two of Wales' most eminent artists will be exhibited in New York this weekend. Ruthin Craft Centre will present ceramic works by Walter Keeler and Eleri Mills' textile and fibre art at the Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Fair (SOFA) in Manhattan, from this Friday 20 April unti...

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  6. The Cardiff Print Workshop will open an additional work space this weekend, and will mark the occasion with a new exhibition and demonstration of the art form. Cardiff Print Workshop's new work space The Cardiff Print Workshop is a not-for-profit organisation which has been running for o...

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  7. Earlier this week I had the pleasure of strolling around the neo-Gothic mansion Plas Newydd on Anglesey, which is run by The National Trust. The brilliant weather we've been having in Wales this week added to beauty of this gorgeous building and its gardens that sits on the Menai Straits. Yet only two weeks ago the building suffered a water leak and damage to its saloon. The highlight of my visit was getting a glimpse of some of some of the artworks on show, including a fascinating 58 foot wide trompe l'oeil (trick of the eye) mural by Rex Whistler in the house's dining room. Josie Russell with some of her art work at Plas Newydd. Image courtesy of The National Trust An example of some more contemporary art will make Plas Newydd its home from tomorrow though, as the building hosts a new exhibition of work by textile artist Josie Russell. Josie staged her first exhibition of work at Plas Newydd almost a year ago, and enjoyed a sell-out of her works during the exhibition. At the time she said: "I even had to introduce some new work during the exhibition to keep up with the demand." Josie works with recycled materials to create her fabric collage art works, some of which include landscapes of the Nantlle Valley where she grew up and went to school. She said: "I became aware very early on that beautiful, unique artwork does not have to cost hundreds of pounds to create or cause a detriment to our surroundings. "Only the bare minimum of my required materials are bought new: canvasses, certain threads, or spare parts for my sewing machine. The rest - buttons, beads, ribbons, and off-cuts of strange, striking fabrics - are sourced from extensive rummaging in my local charity shops, recycled from my own clothes, or else kindly donated by generous family and friends." The exhibition runs at Plas Newydd from tomorrow, Saturday 1 October, until Wednesday 2 November. Find out more about Josie's work on her website www.josierussell.com and for more information about Plas Newydd visit The National Trust website or keep up to date on Twitter @NTPlasNewydd.

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  8. There are free art classes up for grabs next month at Swansea Metropolitan University, as its popular Saturday Art School returns for both adults and children. The university has been running the art classes for the past four years, with over 320 young people and more than 240 adults having at...

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  9. Children of all ages have the opportunity to get arty this half term holiday as the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea is staging free art and craft workshops. Activities on offer for children aged from five to 16 include script writing and performing, teepee making, sculpture making and textiles workshops. Photograph of young people at previous arts workshops at the Glynn Vivian Gallery © Ken Dickinson 2010.

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  10. Last week I was in Craft in the Bay, the Cardiff home of the Makers Guild in Wales. Based in a refurbished and listed maritime warehouse with a purpose built extension on the poetically named The Flourish in Cardiff Bay, the building is full of high quality crafts and the Christmas exhibition, S...

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