• 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.

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Crafts

    Tropical paper flowers

    July’s residential classes were programmed for Tropical paper flowers. I have to admit I was a bit nervous about doing paper flowers as it had a mixed reception last year. However that had only been my second set of classes at the residential homes and the residents were still a bit reticent. I found the technique on the Crafts by Amanda site and thought how effective it looked. I didn’t use her templates but instead hand drew something similar. The residents are very aware of things they class as being for children so I didn’t include the pony beads for the stamen but instead simply twisted the end on the…

  • Crafts

    Paper flowers

    I’ve recently started work at a set of local care homes doing arts & crafts sessions for the residents (more crafts than art to be honest) Last month we started with felt, making a series of different brooches either bows or flowers. It was the first time many of them had used felt,so this month I decided to try them with paper flowers.

  • Crochet

    Flowers

    I was asked to bring in some decorative flower patterns for the crochet class, so I chose these 3 to show how easy it is to crochet varying types.