upcoming workshops

Hello

 

Please have a look at the upcoming workshops and let me know if you would like to join.

 

They will be great fun.

xmas stocking plain

Workshops

Saturday 25th Oct 1pm-3pm – learn to knit

(ideal for beginners) £30

Wednesday 29th October 10.30am – 12.30pm,

needle felting £30

Wednesday 29th October 7.30pm – 9.30pm,

needle felting £30

Saturday 8th November 1pm – 3.30pm,

sew a little bag £40

Saturday 15th November 1pm – 3pm,

needle felting £30

Monday 17th November 10am – 2.30pm – wet felt a Christmas Stocking £65 (includes light lunch)

Friday 28th November 11am – 1pm,

knitting the continental way £25

Saturday 29th November 1pm – 3pm – embroider Christmas decorations, napkin rings £30

Saturday 6th December 1pm – 3pm – make and embroider your own hand warmers £30

Price includes material, a lovely cup of tea and hopefully whatever has come out the oven that day. 🙂

Classes will be held in Sunninghill. 100% payment to be done at the time of booking. Maximum of 6 students per class.

love Ex

NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOPS

Needle felting workshops

Wednesday 29th October 2014 10 10.30am – 12.30pm £30

Wednesday 29th October 2014 7.30pm – 9.30pm £30

Saturday 15th November  2014 1pm – 3pm £30

 

The very original way to make wool into felt. Create your own individual creations and embellishments.

Try your hand at Christmas decorations and so much more.

felt teddynoel flowers

This workshop is also suited for children (age 8 – 80)

 

Price includes material, a lovely cup of tea and hopefully whatever has come out the oven that day.

Classes will be held in Sunninghill.

100% payment to be done at the time of booking. Maximum of 6 students per class.

Full refund of payment can only be given if the space can be filled by another student. Should I have to cancel a workshop, which is highly unlikely you be entitled to a full refund.

Please have  a look at my fb for further workshops and updates.

love E x 

To be inspired

As I mentioned in my last post, Farnham Maltings hosted the Unravel Fair. It was all about yarns, wools and what to do with them all. I’m so glad I went with a budget as it would have been so easy to buy the lot.Farnham Maltings dove

All the stalls and the stall holders were absolutely delightful, however one stood out for me, and there were a few, a lady called Jenny Barnett. She is a Master felter par excellence! Send her a photograph of your pet and she will felt it.jenny barnettShe also creates the most beautiful little dresses, fit for any fairy. Please do let me know if you have anything made by her I would love to see it.

I got to meet the lovely lady from Artisan Yarns who dies seaweed and silk wool. Yes seaweed and silk. I could not help myself but had to buy just one skein and am itching to get started.

I had a try at spinning wool, it takes great skill, which I’m sure will come with practice. Will this be the next step?  Oh dear Lord give me more hours in the day 🙂

 

We have been busy here at our classes too. Siobham has finished  making the beautiful cushion cover, her first project on the sewing machine, the napkin rings don’t count she tells me.Siobhan cushion

Thank goodness it is almost the weekend, so there will be more time to knit.

Hope you are happy crafting too!

 

love, E X

 

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It’s starting to feel a bit like Christmas…………

…………which is why I have been so busy baking, decorating, organising and most of all planning in my head, most of the time at 1 o’clock in the morning. As sleep deludes me I thought of my blog and my neglecting to post in the last week or two.

Our craft classes are coming to an end for this year and I look forward to our last sessions this week. We have all been so busy “making” there is certainly a buzzzz in the air.
Here are a few pictures of the latest creations:

Lisa has taken needle felting to a whole new level Lisa naivity

…….and Lisa will never disappoint with her sewing skills either – I would love to have a cuddle with this Rudolf Rudolf cushion

….. I have had a hand at making a nativity out of black ceramics ela nativity

I’m so looking forward to Tuesday when I will be hosting a felting workshop. We will be making a tea cosy. I will be posting photographs of this next week, so make sure to keep an eye out for these.

If only there were a few more hours in the day………

I hope you are enjoying the pre-festive season too.

happy crafting

xx

First Henley Squares

yes we have started……….. have a look our first Henley Squares!!
First Henley Squares

Miranda came for a taster session and got knitting straight away.Miranda ltc

Another great idea (thank you Catriona) why not have a look at all the tension squares you have lurking around your knitting basket….I bet they will make great squares too!

We are welcoming our first international contributors: Jam Tart from Cape Town, South Africa and Crochet Me Lovely, from Texas, USA.

We also had a junior visitor today and within no time she had needle felted a family of delightful bunnies and has since made them into a necklace!Amelie rabbit necklace How cool is that? So great to see such talent at her young age (11years)

I’m almost sad to say that we are having a one week break (halfterm). I will be practising my crocheting and will hopefully be able to crochet some pretty hearts by the end of next week.

Can’t wait to see you all soon

Happy crafting

x

Happy Birthday (s)

What a lovely week it has been once again. New friends have been made and we have all been so creative.
It was Karen’s birthday Karen birthday

and it will be Lisa’s daughters birthday too. We are all in awe of Lisa, she designed, cut, stitched and cmpleted the lovely teenager bunting all in our session. She even had time to have a cup of tea and a piece of cake. How does she do this?
Look at the result teenager bunting amazing, isn’t it!

We have new ladies join too, so lovely to have you with us.

I have completed the ballet bag and my daughter is delighted too. Maxime ballet bag

So all in all all a very productive week once again.

The dates for the needle felting workshops have been set. Learn how to make some Christmas decorations of even a few hand made gifts. It is so special to receive a gift that has been hand made.

Dates are as follows:
Saturday 16th November – 2.30 – 5pm (how about some mother and daughters craft together?)
Friday 22nd November 10 – 12.30pm
Thursday 28th November 7.30 – 10pm

Cost for the workshop is £35 and includes all raw materials. You will be able to keep the tools so you can continue the felting at home too 🙂
Booking is essential and places are limited so please let me know soonest if you are interested.

I will be attending a felt making workshop on the weekend, where I will be learning how to felt a hat. Cannot wait 🙂

Have a great week

Happy crafting
x