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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

NEW Spring Workshops...

Mid-way through January already and with signs of spring around the corner
(the daffodils are blooming in Freshwater Bay) it’s a perfect
time to look ahead and plan some creative time for yourself! 
I’m delighted to be able to post these NEW dates for Felt Making Workshops 
at some of my favourite venues on the island...
  

The FELT SCARF WORKSHOP at QUARR ABBEY proved really popular last year 
and I’m not surprised as it is such a wonderful location, so here's two new dates..

Saturday 21st February AND Saturday 28th March : 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

The workshop will be held in the Old Book Shop and 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 piece of felt to wear!

The workshop is £30 for the day, with materials extra. All equipment is provided. 
There will be a selection of beautiful hand-dyed fibres available to buy on the 
day, but if you already have fibres you'd like to use bring them along.

There’s plenty of working space, free parking, easy access and the
 Garden Tearooms does great snacks & lunches. 
Lots more workshop photos here... 
  

There will be another workshop at a NEW venue
SEELY HALL at Brook on Sunday 15th March : 10 am - 4 pm 

This is a '3-D Workshop' designing & felting a bag, vessel or 3-D form 
working round a resist and is aimed at those with some felting experience. 

This workshop is £30 for the day, with materials extra.
 I will have fibres available to buy on the day but again if you do have 
wool & fibres please bring them along!

There's plenty of working space, free parking and easy access at the hall 
with tea, coffee & cake available all day!
More workshop photos here


I’m also delighted to announce another workshop at a new venue - 
 WAYSIDE HERBS at Yafford, the home of Joy Verrinder. 

The workshop will be on Saturday 11th April from 10.30 am -  4.30 pm.
The theme is ‘Painting with Fibres’ and we invite you to take inspiration from the 
plants in Joy’s herb garden and the landscape surrounding her home 
in Yafford and create a felt picture using wool fibres and textures.   



This workshop is for all abilities. The cost of the day is £30, with fibres extra. 
All equipment will be provided. Packs of fibre will be available to buy on the day 
and again you are welcome to bring your own.

If you are interested in coming along to Yafford and you would like to make
 a booking please contact Joy on  01983 740787.

For more information on any of the workshops at Quarr & Brook and to make a 
booking please contact me direct on 01983 752872



And I must just say a very big THANK YOU to all my wonderful students
 past & present who kindly let me use their work on these posts...


Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year...

The lull between the Christmas holiday and the New Year is a good time
 to reflect and look back over the past year. 
We've been enjoying some wonderful wintery sunshine here and I took some felt 
down to the Bay to photograph in this amazing light... 


It's just a couple of minutes from the house 
and on days like this it's hard to believe 
that we do actually live in such a perfect place...

KC bought me a tablet for Christmas with the plan that a portable 
archive could be created for ALL my photographs... 

This has spurred me into sorting through thousands and thousands of photos 
which certainly have mounted up over the last few years...
BUT it's been a great opportunity to look back over this past year
so here's a snapshot of 2014...


Workshops at Spring Farm Alpacas in Sussex
with my Alpaca Hat winning 2nd prize in the National Show...
  


Lots of very colourful scarves and wraps...




New developments with hand stitching & beading...




Open Studios 2014 at Shalfleet & Quarr Abbey...


Outdoor experiments with natural dyes...


and scarf workshops at Quarr.


It's been another busy year and 2015 promises to be just as exciting
with lots more workshops planned here on the island and 
further afield in Sussex & London. 
Dates will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.

A very happy New Year to you all !!!



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