• Classes,  Crafts

    Circular weaving

    A second month of introducing a new technique to the residential care home classes. I like to bring some variety into my sessions there so the the residents get to use different colours and textures and weaving seemed an excellent opportunity to do so.

  • Chat

    June 2019

    Another month has flown past and that’s still my excuse for the delayed post. Which is additionally embarrassing as it’s such a short one. ? I had hoped to complete all the squares for my flower blanket but due to classes, impromptu furniture painting and a lost crochet hook I’m about a week behind where I should be.

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Button Art

    I thought we’d try something different this month in the Residential Classes. Button art pictures are popular and it seemed a way for the residents to produce something they might see while shopping.

  • Chat

    I’ve done it!

    After a year of procrastinating despite the constant support (and sometimes nagging of my friend Alison) I have finally listed some items in the shop area of this blog.

  • Crochet

    WYS Florist Collection

    The “worst” bit of doing classes at The Wool Haven is seeing all the new yarn coming into the shop. The levels of self-control I have to muster to control my purchases is incredible. One range that appeared around Christmas was the West Yorkshire Spinners Florist Collection. I was doing well at resisting temptation until I was shown The Perfect Bouquet pattern book that went with it.

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Tote-bag printing 2019

    Last year I did a set of leaf-printing sessions at the residential home craft classes. These provided a lot more popular than I expected, so I thought another go at printing could be good this year.

  • Chat

    April 2019

    Delayed posts is what happens when I don’t keep my bullet journal up to date. ? Anyways here’s what I got up to in April…

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Decoupage – Easter Eggs

    I wanted to do something seasonal for this month’s residential craft class so decorating eggs seemed an obvious choice. Rather than painting them I thought decoupage would make a change. It proved quite popular the last time I did it in the residential homes

  • Crafts

    Fantasy Film (Resin dipping)

    With the good weather continuing this Easter weekend, it gave us another chance for some outdoor crafting. I’ve had this kit since Christmas before last ? so I thought it was about time I had a crack at it.