The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield – #VikingArtyParty

The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield - #VikingArtyParty A Mum Reviews

The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield – #VikingArtyParty

At the end of April, I was invited to a lovely event hosted by office supplies and stationary specialist Viking called the #VikingArtyParty. It was a lovely day of crafting with other bloggers, instructed by professional crafters! The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield - #VikingArtyParty A Mum Reviews

The event was here in Sheffield, at the beautiful Chimney House in Kelham Island. It was the perfect location to hide away on a rainy Saturday afternoon to enjoy learning new crafts, chatting with fellow bloggers and enjoying some tasty food too. The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield - #VikingArtyParty A Mum Reviews

We all met up late in the morning and started the day by having some teas and coffees and meeting the other bloggers. The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield - #VikingArtyParty A Mum Reviews

Then it was time to get crafting! We were spilt into three groups to do a rotation of craft activities. My group’s first activity was origami with Jane from Tea & Crafting. I’ve done origami before but mainly when I was very young and attending nursery with my sisters in Japan when our parents were working there. So that was a long time ago! The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield - #VikingArtyParty A Mum Reviews The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield - #VikingArtyParty A Mum Reviews The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield - #VikingArtyParty A Mum Reviews

I’d never made origami flowers which is what we made on this occasion. It was simple but very effective and the result was a beautiful bouquet of paper flowers made from origami paper which was just regular coloured paper, nothing fancy at all. You don’t need special paper to make origami – you can use any paper that you have available. The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield - #VikingArtyParty A Mum Reviews

Then it was time for lunch! We had delicious and very huge Italian sandwiches and some cake afterwards, of course! The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield - #VikingArtyParty A Mum Reviews

Cake eating and crafting go very well together… The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield - #VikingArtyParty A Mum Reviews

The next craft was stenciling with Maddie from Tea & Crafting. This was a bit trickier! I’m not the most patient of people so I’m not the best at fiddly things. The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield - #VikingArtyParty A Mum Reviews The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield - #VikingArtyParty A Mum Reviews

We did some practice bits first, then made a cut-out of our first name initial on a photo paper and then glued the cut-out onto coloured card paper. The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield - #VikingArtyParty A Mum Reviews The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield - #VikingArtyParty A Mum Reviews

It was fun to try something new and practice my patience, though my edges ended up quite jagged and my hand hurt after holding the scalpel to hard. I think I need some more practice! The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield - #VikingArtyParty A Mum Reviews

The final activity for my group was calligraphy with Joyce from Artsy Nibs. Calligraphy is something I’d always wanted to try so I was very excited to do this one. The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield - #VikingArtyParty A Mum Reviews It was great to learn more about real calligraphy and faux calligraphy too. I will practice this some more at home now that I know the basics. We got to try a great selection of calligraphy pens that were very helpful too. The Viking Arty Party Event in Sheffield - #VikingArtyParty A Mum Reviews

Thank you to Viking for inviting me to this fun event!

All photos except for the finished origami flowers are by the lovely and very talented Elouisa Georgiou.

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