October News from Powertex UK Hq

What’s New in October 2018

Lets take a look at all the new, exciting and interesting happenings at Powertex this month.

What’s New?

What wonderful new products are available on the Powertex website this month? The clickable links will take you straight to them for a closer, more detailed look.

We’ve introduced two new, exciting (and delicious-sounding!) colours in the Acrylic Paints range;
Liquorice Twist 
Clotted Cream 

New moulding tools to go with the increased range of stencils and moulds – check out the new mould additions in the Katy Sue range which include cherubs, mermaids and unicorns or if you prefer  something a bit more gothic, there’s plenty of steam-punk and halloween-inspired skulls in the Artyco range.
You’ll also find some popular Air Drying Clay in the moulds section which works well with delicate patterns and Powertex.

Our popular MDF Name Plate is newly available in two separate sizes, Small or Large, so you can choose the best one for your project.

New plaster embellishments; a lovely Pair of Owls and a Dragon Duo to choose from.

Limited edition Powertex Jewellery Kit – have a go at making your own Powertex jewellery.

Bargain Basket
This month, all coloured Paper Dec is at a new, reduced price, grab yourself a bargain!

Visit the Website

Welcome New Tutors

We welcomed three new Tutors to the Powertex Team;

Please do look out for fresh classes in your area, click on their name for contact details. Note that the links take you to the Powertex Tutor Directory website and you must be a member to view the information.  

What’s On and Dates for Your Diary
Hochanda
Tracey Evans will be on TV crafting channel Hochanda for two very different shows on 19th October – Do not miss these! Find Hochanda on:
Sky – Channel 673
Freesat – Channel 817
Freeview – Channel 85

Visit the NEC
Powertex UK will be at the NEC for The Creative Craft Show 1st-4th November 2018
Portfolio Workshops
Artist and Powertex UK Creative Director Tracey Evans is running an amazing Stone Art workshop at her woodland studio in Warwickshire: Book Here
Saturday 17th November 2018 – Unicorn Sculpture

A Day With Antonis Tzanidakis

Tickets have gone on sale for this wonderful workshop taking place next year. This is a first here in the UK; talented artist Antonis is travelling all the way from Greece to run this very special one day Mixed Media including Powertex workshop at The Secret Art Loft. Tickets are sold on a first come – first serve basis and are strictly limited.
Buy Tickets Here
The Powertex Garden Party

Also on sale now are tickets for the Powertex Garden Party which will be taking place on 20th & 21st July 2019.

Buy Your Ticket Now

Visit the dedicated website

Local Events

Shell North will be taking Powertex again for the 3rd year in a row (6th event there now for Shell) and having a stall and workshop room at the Craft4crafters show on 18th 19th and 20th Oct at the Bath and West show ground in Shepton Mallet. See their website for booking your Powertex workshop with Shell. 

If you have any special events that you are taking part in, please email Micheleto be included in the next newsletter. 

Special Mention

There are always lots of incredible makes and projects shared on the Facebook Powertex Studio Group but this month we felt Chris Durcan deserved a special mention for her Oak King. He’s quite something! Well done Chris. 

Did You Know 

Powertex Transparent comes in a handy 100g with a superb direction nozzle for all your crafty projects. No need for any additional glue when you can use this instead. Find it here.

What to do this month? 

It’s Halloween! Lots of Halloween, gothic and darkly inspirational goodies on the Powertex website for this super-fun theme, including those pictured below. Click on the images to get taken directly to the website. This is a very small selection of what is on offer so let your imagination run riot and don’t forget to show us what you’ve made in the Powertex Studio.

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That’s all folks, we hope you have a wonderful month!

We’ll meet again….

Well, what an amazing response we had from you all at the Birmingham NEC hobbycrafts show. It was so wonderful to share with everyone our love for Powertex!
The team at Powertex Uk hq worked like busy bees and did a grand job of filling packets, labeling, punching, stapling, organising and packing stock in between the normal day jobs. 
Tracey and Garry out did themselves again!! They had a long Wednesday set up, with a 7 am start and they didn’t return home to 6.30 pm. But they certainly brought the blank canvas that was the stand to life. With a beautiful array of new products, samples and jaw dropping, stunning artwork.

The creative team were a buzz with excitement. It’s so lovely for the tutors to get an opportunity to get together and put a face to the name you often speak with on social media. And gives them all the experience of a big show and to share there knowledge and passion too! 

We managed to catch up with some old faces and some brand new ones who had never seen Powertex before.
We had a good lark about with our neighbours, whom included the crew at Hochanda, Craig at Marbling 4 fun and the team at Totally beads to name but a few. Convinced some of them to go pink for Powertex pink sunday. And raised a bit of money for Cancer Research in the process.  Who says you can’t have a bit of fun on the last day!
We crashed out yesterday and had an easy one. Traceys feet were broken, don’t worry not literally, Garry had overdosed on sweeties and my ribs were aching from all the laughter. We always have a good crack at the shows and I think that’s apparent from the atmosphere on the Powertex UK stand. 
We hope you all enjoyed yourselves. We definitely did! Until next time, we’ll meet again. That’s all folks. Toodles Anna xXx