Monday 6 April 2015

Felting FLOWERS...

With this wonderful weather over the Easter break I guess many of you 
are enjoying your gardens, visiting garden centres and maybe venturing 
further afield into the glorious countryside… 

Here on the Isle of Wight we have an exceptionally mild climate and the camellias, magnolias and cherry blossom are spectacular this year, vivid purple aubretia clings to almost every wall and primroses, daffodils, tulips are everywhere you look. But April can be a cruel month, tricking us into thinking that spring is finally here… Frost is never far away and can easily destroy any early planting out so we can’t afford to be too optimistic!

I have some workshops coming up which connect beautifully with this flowery
 theme and feature felt flowers, plants and Island gardens... 

The first is a ‘PAINTING with FIBRES' workshop on Saturday 11th April at 
WAYSIDE HERBS in Yafford at the home of Joy Verrinder. 
Here you will find plenty of inspiration for your felt pictures in 
Joy’s amazing herb garden and the countryside surrounding her home. 

I’m also delighted to announce another new venue...
I’ve been invited to hold a FELTING FLOWERS workshop at 
Ventnor Botanic Garden on 30th May which is exciting news!

 In this workshop you will be taking inspiration from the flowers in their 
famous gardens and greenhouses and you will have the opportunity to 
sketch and photograph the wonderful flowers growing at their best! 

Then back in the studio I will show you how to create 3-dimensional 
flower shapes, organic leaf forms and stems from felt… 

 There is also a FABULOUS FELT JEWELLERY day on the 7th June 
at Brading Roman Villa which continues the flower theme!
I will show how to make some fantastic felt flowers, which can be turned into 
unique wearable works of art… Fabulous felt flowers brooches and fascinators! 
Perfect to wear to all those summer parties. 

I hope this might inspire you to come along to one of the workshops!  

You will find more information about all the workshops and booking 
details click here 

And I'm sure just the thought of flowers and warm summery days
 ahead will get us all out into our gardens
 over the coming weeks...

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