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Set in the picturesque town of Whitby in North Yorkshire,

the Crafty Sea Gal studio is home to illustrated books and merchandise.

Also offering:

illustration, design, and custom cards

bed & breakfast for relaxing writer and artist retreats

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Illustration from picture books to chapter books and young adults

Trish Phillips illustrates throughout the age genre from picture books, through chapter books, to young adults. Covering fiction and non-fiction, her work  includes well-being workbooks. An experienced paper-engineer, many of her books are pop-ups and novelty, including her own papercraft books.
Apart from the fun side novelty books offer, they are also an engaging way to tackle subjects such as bereavement for children.  There are times when using the elements of the book to show rather than have to talk directly is easier for a child.

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For adults and children online and at selected venues in Whitby

The Cook Memorial Museum in Grape Lane Whitby often hold craft workshops for students and visitors, and Trish is a regular facilitator. Much of the materials are recycled and there have been fun projects such as Fish & Ships, automata and pop-up card making.
In 2023 Crafty Sea Gal studios will host workshops online so all can join in. Skill level will vary from beginner to more advanced, just go to the Workshops page and check the details when booking.
A schedule for 2023 will be appearing shortly.

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Relax and take the opportunity to write or draw in your choice of the bustling town or quiet spots of beauty

Crafty Sea Gal studio and b&b is located 5 minutes walk from the heart of Whitby and yet is in an idyllic quiet location, the best of both worlds. Within easy reach of many favourite spots such as Robin Hood's Bay, Goathland, Scarborough and Saltburn to mention but a few, it is close to the A171 and A169.
With a choice of a double, twin and single bedroom, we offer a delicious, locally sourced breakfast. Vegan or any alternative diets can be catered for.
The working studio is open to guests who would like to use it, simply bring your own materials and make yourself at home.

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