Saturday, 27 February 2010

I have just given a Creatures workshop to a lovely class of 10/11 year olds at Tibberton Primary School in Shropshire. Their teacher had found my book and got the children interested in my methods. They raised the money for the cost of the workshop by various fund-raising activities in the school and the local community. This touched me more than I can say.
Their teacher had ordered the wool and great excitement was generated as they opened the bags and the coloured wool fell out. They worked very hard and gave up half their lunch break, and although they didn't have time to wet felt their creatures (that will be done with the help of their teachers) they managed to create the most wonderful bunch of whimsical birds that they call the Tweetures. Here is a picture of the work in progress and one of the final line up.
Hope you all like them.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

These feet were made for walking.
And that's just what I did having to leave beautiful Australia for cold rainy/snowy London. Although I didn't walk 500 miles and then 500 more, like the Proclaimers sang, and I arrived back courtesy of Virgin Atlantic and Sir Richard's lovely staff, I feel all of the 12,000 mile distance.
Now it's back to normal life and although I love what I do a bit of sun would make it a lot better. I am running my monthly feltmaking classes again starting with a Beginners workshop on February 21st with an advanced class on March 21st. If any of you out there want to learn or explore further feltmaking skills then get in touch with me or look at my Workshop diary on my website
I am at the Contemporary Textile Fair 2010 at the Landmark Arts Centre on 13th to 14th March for more information and opening times. If you visit then come and see me.