Archive for February, 2011

February 6, 2011

Brilliant felt workshops

I think I’m going to enjoy my new job. I bit the bullet and became self employed to run workshops in felt making and knitting. I spent all yesterday with a fabulous group of ladies playing with recycled jumper fabric and wool. In the morning we made cards, necklaces, bangles and lavender bags  using felted jumpers, then after a fabulous artisan lunch I taught the basics of needle felt. It’s a good job I had stocked up on the needles as many were broken during the session, there were a few puncture wounds too when the ladies got carried away and took their eyes off what they were doing. There is only so any times I can say  ‘watch what you’re doing’.  I showed the ladies how to make quick felt balls and shapes using cookie cutters and the afternoon whizzed by with the help of tea & cake. Cate had made wonderful cake for us to enjoy with our morning coffee & afternoon tea. The Barn at Much Ado books is a great place, the Aga keeps it warm and the decor is homely & chic. I’m hoping this will be the first of many workshops I run there. Cate & Nash are great hosts.
bangles, balls & bags