• Classes,  Crafts

    Paper flowers 2019

    This is the third time I’ve brought paper flowers into the residential craft classes, the first time we used crepe paper and the second we made tropical flowers.

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Autumn Wreaths

    My original plan for this month’s project was to make wreaths using fallen leaves. It appears I was premature in my programming as there are hardly any fallen leaves about. Looking back I see we did the leaf printing in October last year.

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Picture Frames

    Our second decoupage class at the residential care homes this year. It’s a popular activity with the residents so I like to incorporate it regularly.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Decorative Plant Pots

    Painting plants pots has a mixed response on craft internet. The finished project can look great but it may not be the most long lasting of results. The nature of the clay is that it retains moisture which is good for plants but not for paint.

  • Classes

    Beading 2019

    This is the third time we’ve worked with beads in the residential homes and it usually proves popular.