Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Win Money to Spend on Art & Craft Supplies

Sign up to the Fred Aldous monthly newsletter and be in with a good chance of winning £25 every single month!

All you have to do is sign up with your first name and email address and every month we'll send you our newsletter which is packed full with great ideas and bargains galore.

At the start of each month we pick one lucky subscriber at random who wins £25 to spend in store or online at

Good luck one and all!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Fred Aldous Ltd.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

November Offers - Not long left!

Through November we have 10% off the entire Fiskars range including scissors and shape cutters
plus many more items in the Fiskars range. We also have the same 10% off all Pergamano. You'll find everything you need to do with Pergamano at a great price just in time for Christmas! See these amazing books and Pergamano kits - perfect prezzies!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair will be taking place in Manchester from 23rd-26th October 2008 at the prestigious Manchester Grammar School. This is a new annual selected fair in the North where original cutting edge contemporary craft can be purchased and commissioned directly from some of the UK’s leading designer-makers.
Over 130 of the most innovative and influential designer-makers in the UK (with a particular emphasis on those from the North of England) have been selected to showcase the finest works of contemporary craft, creating an inspirational mix of ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, metalwork, wood, furniture and more. The show will feature established names in craft as well as new makers. It will provide a unique shopping experience where you can treat yourself, buy one-off gorgeous gifts for Christmas or invest in a beautiful piece for the home.
Opening Times:
Thursday 23rd October from 6.30-9.00pm by invitation or £10 preview ticket.
Friday 24th October , noon til 9.00pm
Saturday 25th October, 10am – 6pm
Sunday 26th October, 10am – 5pm.
Admission fee £5. For advance tickets, further information and directions visit
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Monday, June 16, 2008

"See Here... the Public Drawing Experiment"

"See Here... the Public Drawing Experiment" held on Friday 30th May 2008 in Stevenson Square in the Northern Quarter of Manchester
The portable studio and four of approximately eighty participants. 
Jenny Trigg's portable studio on the traffic island in Stevenson Square 

This event was part of Manchester's Second International Psychogeography Festival 
"Get Lost" 
Get Lost is organised by
TRIP and the LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement) who regularly invite people to "...loiter with intent to make Manchester Wonderful"

Jenny Trigg contributed to the Festival by holding a one day "Public Drawing Experiment" on the traffic island in the middle of Stevenson Square, opposite Fred Aldous.
The idea was to demonstrate that people see the same things differently.
Passers-by were invited to stay on the traffic island, look around until they saw something that interested them, and then draw it in their own way for an exhibition. 
Approximately eighty people took part, and their drawings will be exhibited at "Nexus Art Cafe" on Dale Street from 17th June to 1st July.
...Come along and see the results, and draw your own conclusions!

With thanks to
Fred Aldous for their support of this event.

Friday, February 01, 2008


Polymorph is such a fantastic product we decided to make a video to show you how easy it is to use.

Polymorph is a plastic polymer that softens and melts in hot water (62C). It can then be shaped and moulded by hand and sets hard like nylon as it cools. It's also Biodegradable in soil. Please note this is not a toy and NOT recommended for children.

It can be cast in a mould or used to make a mould from an object.

It can also be used to repair items, for example a new handle moulding for cutlery.

Polymorph can be found on our website here:

New Glass Beads

Ideal for jewellery, embroidery and beadwork, these new packs of assorted shaped beads come in matching ranges of colours.
Each packs contains 20gms of assorted small glass beads available in shades of Turquoise, Blue, Pink, Red, Purple, Orange, Yellow, Green, Crystal and Gold.
To see the full range of colours click on the link below: