Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Material Girls

As part of The Material Girls exhibition which starts at Craft Arena on 20th September, Diane Kelsey will be holding a workshop at Craft Arena making this great seaside inspired heart using simple stitching techniques. Places are limited, so if you would like to join us let me know. 

The workshop is at the very special price of £25 per person and will be held on Wednesday 28th September 2011 from 10.30 to 4pm. All materials are included in the cost of the workshop. Bookings are being taken now, contact me to confirm your place.


Sunday, 4 September 2011

First attempts

This is my birthday present and my first attempt at spinning and plying wool. For those of you who are expert, I must just say that I want to make slubby uneven yarn to put into my textile work. This one incorporates a little Angelina fibre together with two shades of Craftynotions Merino Wool Tops. I'm quite pleased with the end result. You are supposed to hank and wash the yarn after you have plyed it, but I'm not sure I have the patience for that - too impatient to stitch with it!
I'm hoping to find someone to hold some spinning classes in the studio.  Let me know if you are interested, or if you know any good tutors who might be interested in teaching here.