Scrapbooking shops and crafts, events in Merseyside
Scrapbooking shops are stores that provide supplies like paper, stickers and scrapbooks for those involved in the craft of Scrapbooking. Scrapbooking is a method for preserving personal and family history in the form of photographs, printed media, and memorabilia contained in decorated albums, or scrapbooks. The idea of keeping printed materials of personal interest probably dates to shortly after the invention of printing. This trend is probably similar for photographs.
Marielen Christensen of Spanish Fork, Utah is often credited with reviving interest in scrapbooking in the United States. She began designing creative pages for her family's photo memories, inserting the completed pages into sheet protectors collected in 3-ring binders.By 1980, she had assembled over fifty volumes and was invited to display them at the World Conference on Records in Salt Lake City. Marielen and her husband AJ authored and published a how-to book, Keeping Memories Alive, and opened a scrapbook store arts and crafts - Arts and crafts comprise a whole host of activities and hobbies that are related to making things with one's hands and skill. These can be sub-divided into handicrafts or "traditional crafts" (doing things the old way) and "the rest". Some crafts have been practised for centuries, while others are modern inventions, or popularisations of crafts which were originally practised in a very small geographic area.
Most crafts require a combination of skill, speed, and patience, but they can also be learnt on a more basic level by virtually anyone. Many community centres and schools run evening or day classes and workshops offering to teach basic craft skills in a short period of time. Many of these crafts become extremely popular for brief periods of time (a few months, or a few years), spreading rapidly among the crafting population as everyone emulates the first examples, then their popularity wanes until a later resurgence.
There are many variations of crafts. events in Merseyside - Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. Merseyside is divided into two parts by the Mersey Estuary: the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral is located to the west of the estuary on the Wirral Peninsula; the rest of the county is located on the eastern side of the estuary. Merseyside contains the metropolitan boroughs of Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and the Wirral.
There are many events throughout the area. Southport is a seaside town within the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, in Merseyside, England and is also part of the Liverpool City Region. An example of events in Merseyside includes Southport's annual air show, and the largest independent flower show in the UK. The town is at the centre of England's Golf Coast and has hosted The Open Championship at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in the past. Liverpool has dozens of events each week, the Mathew Street Music Festival in August in one example.