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Sunday, 21 September 2014

SCARF WORKSHOP at QUARR...

On Saturday I held my first Scarf Workshop at Quarr Abbey in the Old Bookshop.
What a great day! I was so excited to be invited here - it's such a 
perfect location for a workshop...   


I had a lovely group too, some new and some familiar
 faces, full of enthusiasm for the day ahead.

Joanne (a brilliant fibre artist from Shunklies Fibre Studio in Sheffield) 
hand-dyed these hanks of merino specially for this workshop...


Working with such fantastic fibres makes the 
whole felting process a real pleasure. 
  


The Old Bookshop at Quarr makes a great workshop space.
Good light and plenty of room...




Lots of smiling faces at the end of a very enjoyable day...



and lots of wonderful scarves to take home!



And I even had time to enjoy the sunshine in the Abbey gardens.

I hope I am invited back for some more workshops.
 In the meantime there are still places available on the 
Scarf Workshop at The Seaview Hotel, I o W
on Saturday 11th October.

This workshop is being organised by the hotel
for more details please contact them direct...








Monday, 1 September 2014

AUTUMN WORKSHOPS...

September 1st already! There’s a definite hint of autumn in the air, the night’s are drawing in and before we start thinking about Christmas here’s a perfect opportunity to plan some creative time for yourself… NEW dates for Felt Making workshops at some great venues on the Isle of Wight and further afield...

The first will be held at The Old Bookshop, Quarr Abbey nr Ryde, IOW. I’m really excited to be holding workshops here at this wonderful location, starting with a FELT SCARF workshop on 20th September. This workshop is for all abilities. I will be showing how to felt either a lattice scarf or a ’nuno’ style scarf and you will go home at the end of the day with a unique felt scarf to wear!


The workshop is £30 for the day + cost of materials. All equipment will be provided. I will have a selection of hand-dyed fibres for us to use and these will be available to buy on the day. There’s plenty of working space, free easy parking and snacks & lunches available in the Garden Tearooms. 


UPDATE! All places are filled on the Quarr workshop but there are still a couple of places left at Shalfleet on the Friday.


On Friday 31st October & Saturday 1st November I will be holding a 2-DAY FELT MAKING Workshop at Shalfleet Village Hall, IOW. This will be an intensive two days of felt making for ALL abilities.

Day One : Topics will include ‘Painting with Fibres’ creating & designing felt pictures and ‘Experimenting with Textures’ with plenty of textures provided.

Day Two : ‘3-D Forms’ designing and felting a seamless bag, bowl or vessel using a resist.




The two days will be full of instruction and demonstrations, including felting pebbles, laying out scarves, felting small jewellery items and ideas for felt Christmas decorations.

The two day workshop is £60 and you can choose to do both days or just a single day for £30. Materials will be extra and all equipment will be provided. Shalfleet Hall has great facilities, in a perfect rural location. There’s plenty of working space, free easy parking and the use of the kitchen for drinks & snacks (and The New Inn is across the road!).

A more detailed itinerary is available for these workshops so please contact me via Facebook if you are interested in taking part and would like more information.


On Saturday 11th October the SEAVIEW HOTEL at Seaview, IOW will be hosting a one-day workshop in basic wet-felting techniques. We’ll begin the day with a walk along the beach, seeking inspiration for a scarf design and collecting pebbles to transform into pebble weights. At the end of the day you will take home a hand felted scarf and some decorative felted pebbles.



This workshop is for all abilities with all materials provided. It is being organised by the Seaview Hotel, for more information, costs and bookings follow this link:  http://www.seaviewhotel.co.uk/events.asp#.VAS8_fldV8G


So there’s a busy autumn of workshops ahead and
 I hope there's something here to interest you!


I'm also at QUARR ABBEY on the 11th - 16th SEPTEMBER 
with my Crafty Artists friends for our autumn exhibition
if you would like to catch up with me there... 






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