Last Saturday was workshop day, it was wild and windy outside but cosy and warm inside. My guests made the cutest little guinea pigs.
I thought it was a lovely idea that someone had booked needle felting classes for a Christmas present. Mum and daughters came to learn together and were going home afterwards to practise what they had learnt. I do so like these small friendly groups.
You can find my guinea pig tutorial in Make and Craft magazine issue 2 www.makeandcraft.com Or I can show you how to make them at a private class for your group. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lots of little kits are ready for our needle felting class next week at the Horsebridge centre Whitstable, Kent.
If you could not make that class and have your own group that would like to learn how to needle felt, I’d be happy to bring these kits along to your place.
This is the needle felted flower we will be making next week at the Knitting & Stitching Show Alexandra Palace. It has been made using a technique I call shadowing. The petals are soft and fluffy and have the look of mohair.
If you would like to learn how to needle felt a pretty flower like this I will be listing similar workshops in Kent soon.
Last year I went to visit a knitting group in London, they wanted to learn how to needle felt. It was a lovely mix of ladies all eager to learn something new and felting was good to use along side their knitting skills. Recently I was pleased to see some of them again only this time they travelled down to my seaside apartment. Wet felting was on the agenda and after a busy afternoon a well earned break was taken on the veranda. It was sunny and warm and one of the the group advised me she was going for a swim. A fish and chip supper was had by all before heading back to London. It was a nice little seaside trip for them, plus they all went away with their wet felted items and another new skill to add to their collection.
Update Fabric beads are fun to make, I do all the experimenting so it is nice and easy for my class. I was happy with what I achieved today can’t wait to make more and turn them into jewellery.
As soon as I saw this skirt I knew it would make fabulous fabric beads. I’ll be working on them today. I’ll post pictures later. I’m getting a nice selection of fabric beads together ready for a class at the Horsebridge centre later in the year. http://www.gaizymaimake.co.uk/shop/workshops
I will be at this event on Saturday 30th June along with many other crafts people. For further details or to book a free workshop please contact Paul Warren
01634 372508 or email email@example.com
On our needle felting workshop yesterday Mary and Debbie didn’t think their dogs were going to turn out well. I promised them they would or…’I would eat my hat’.
You can see by the picture of both their dogs, my hat remains intact!!
If you are coming along to Ali Pali Knitting and Stitching Show I’d love to see you at my workshop… Make a needle felted flower…Starts at 14.15 Sunday 14th Oct.
I’ll be taking along my needle felted Chihuahua if you want to see him just ask. He will be safely in his bag whilst I work!
At last I have some time to list these new needle felting workshops.
If there is anything you or your friends would like to make I am always happy to listen to suggestions.
I will even design a special needle felting workshop just for you if you can gather together 4 friends and come along to Westgate-On-Sea. Email me if you are interested and we can arrange a time and date. firstname.lastname@example.org