• Crafts

    Felt drawer sachets

    This month’s residential home classes was originally titled Sewing Felt Animals. As usual I had a pre-class preparation session, during which I  sewed a simple teddy bear and my friend made a cow. (I look at her designs and think she’s the one who should be running these classes)

  • Classes,  Crafts

    Easter cosies

    I have to confess when I was setting out the program for this year’s residential craft classes in January I did a quick fudge for March and put down Easter Crafts. So it comes to February and I have to start planning what that entails….

  • Chat,  Crafts

    Classes 2018

    Following my to do list in the previous post, it was nice to have my Residential Home classes confirmed this morning for the rest of the year. I enjoy doing them and it is good to hear positive feedback from both the residents and staff.

  • Crafts

    Needle felt

    I’ve never been interested in the tradition wet felting techniques, probably because I’ve shrunk too many jumpers by accident, but needle (or dry) felting has so many permutations from small figures to pictures that it has grabbed my interest.

  • Chat

    Unintended purchasing

    Sometimes I shouldn’t be allowed out on my own or more importantly out with a certain friend. Children in sweet shops are more restrained.

  • Chat

    Bit of fundraising

    This month I started running craft sessions at number of local care homes as a result I have 9 example pieces left over. So that I don’t end up over run with these every month, I’ve decided to sell them to raise money for the Masato Beanies homeless fund. For each one sold I will donate £1 to the fund and if I clear all 9 will round it up to £10.

  • Crafts

    Felt work assorted

    In order to give a range of examples for my craft classes this month I did a few other small projects in felt this week to give an alternative to the felt flower brooches

  • Crafts

    Felt brooches

    Been a while since I posted anything; the summer holidays have been busy including rewriting the crochet class handout for the Wool Haven. New & improved and now with photos – taken patiently & expertly by ScribbleWolf so they are of a much better quality then my efforts. The first block of classes using it finished last Saturday and I have to admit I am much happier with this new version.