Mail Art UK

I'm just interested to see how many mail artists in the UK right now. Are you one?

Location: Cheshire UK
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Latest Activity: Feb 23

The UK Embassy

Some stamps that me and Vittore Baroni in Italy collaborated on a couple of years ago.


Discussion Forum

RIP Dawn Redwood

Started by Michael Leigh. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Mar 9, 2020. 4 Replies

Sad news just in that Dawn lost her long fight with cancer recently.  Deepest sympathy goes out to all her friends and family.Continue

What Is It That Makes It So Postal ?

Started by Michael Leigh. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Oct 18, 2019. 2 Replies


Tags: collage

El Titnoiss Ucsid

Started by Michael Leigh. Last reply by Michael Leigh Nov 22, 2017. 3 Replies


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Comment by Mail Art Martha on June 22, 2020 at 1:54pm

I enjoyed my online window shopping so much that i can imagine what going round the shop must be like. I was tempted by a Cricut machine which cuts paper to your own design, but when I saw the price, well, I will wait until you get a £ 300 voucher, maybe . . .

Comment by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on June 21, 2020 at 3:56pm

Martha, I dont usually use hobbycraft, i only occasionaly make a visit to a real store if im staying near to one, for a mooch and maybe an impulse the voucher is no good to me at this time

Comment by Mail Art Martha on June 20, 2020 at 7:41am

Heather you can buy from Hobbyctraft online.

Comment by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on June 19, 2020 at 7:48pm

The voucher is still available. my nearest one is about a 3 hour drive away and i only tend to visit the one near my relatives when i am visiting them in england.


Comment by Mail Art Martha on June 19, 2020 at 7:41pm

I find it difficult to measure the thickness of the envelope with a ruler and I am the worrying type so I have to make sure it is not going to be rejected as I weigh it at home.

Comment by Mail Art Martha on June 19, 2020 at 7:39am

That is nice of you Heather. I cannot think of anything I need at the moment but thanks.

Comment by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on June 17, 2020 at 4:25pm

is anyone planning on visiting a h obbycraft shop anytime soon? Ive got a £5 voucher to be used by 30th june.

if anyone wants it, i can either forward my email so you can print it off, or i can give you the code for an online order

Comment by Mail Art Martha on May 9, 2020 at 8:24am

Alan, I simply cut a slot of the right dimentions on a piece of card. It has served me well for years.

The Post Office sells stamps by post too . They came by UPS, I assummed Kevin, my postman, would bring them. 

Comment by Alan Brignull on May 6, 2020 at 7:52am

Heather, if you can get yourself a 'Pricing in Proportion' ruler this will help. It has 5mm and 25mm slots to tell you whether your letter is 'large' or not. Helix make one as well as some other manufacturers

Comment by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on May 5, 2020 at 11:21pm

Im currently sorting out some small and thin-ish 6 page boardbooks to get put into regular but arted up envelopes for mailing out to several people, uk euro and overseas.

im using standard A5 envelopes but am unsure whether the 40gram slightly thicker package would manage to scrape in as a large letter or if i should make it a parcel?

my local Post office is on weird opening times obviously and i dont manage to catch these times to coincide with my once weekly excursion into town. I weigh my mail to price check what stamps i need to put on.


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