Saturday, December 30, 2006

Workshops for the New Year

There are a couple of new workshops to tell you all about.

Firstly, two more for Grayshott in Hampshire

1 Taster Day

Wednesday 31st January 2007
Another chance to try the different machines. There are currently 3 machines to try, decide which one you want to buy or just play and have fun. This is a good opportunity to compare machines, and you may be surprised.

2 Felted Bag

Wednesday 7th February
Make a bag in one day. Made from wool and an unusual technique. This will be fun, but you may need a couple of spare needles!


Friday - Sunday 16th -18th February 2007
TEXTILES IN FOCUS

This is advance notice of 2 x 2 hour workshops at Textiles in Focus at Cottenham near Cambridge. If you would like more information, send a large stamped addressed envelope to the following address. I suggest you do it quickly as the event is ALWAYS well attended and tickets for workshops are sold very quickly. There is plenty of accommodation in the area, so if you are thinking of travelling a distance and staying for more than one day it is worthwhile.

"Textiles in Focus"
COTTENHAM VILLAGE COLLEGE,
COTTENHAM,
CAMBRIDGE CB4 8UA


There is also a competition, not aimed at 'embellishers', but....

C O M P E T I T I O N

Make a piece of Jewellery that will fit into an A4 padded envelope.

All techniques are valid, but there will be a prize of Sassa Lynne threads for 'Innovative Use of Hand-stitching'. For further information, and an entry form, send a stamped self-addressed envelope to the following address

"Textiles in Focus"
COTTENHAM VILLAGE COLLEGE,
COTTENHAM,
CAMBRIDGE CB4 8UA

IMPORTANT If you are sending from abroad, enclose reply coupons from your post office to cover postage of the information, regretably you won't have a reply without these

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Holiday





Not a very exciting rendition, but I am working under unusual conditions at the moment.

Glitzy yarns were meshed onto green hand-painted felt. A few stitches have been added by machine using metallic thread, a triangle cut and the shape glued onto a card.

Have a happy Christmas everyone.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Rectangles



Well, not very precise ones, but a sample for the current challenge. Yarns meshed onto white felt, cut into shape and remeshed onto black felt - alternating the top surface.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Do Something



A little late, but here is a response to the 'Do Something' challenge.

Carrier rods have been meshed onto yellow felt. Originally quite hard, the carrier rod has been transformed into something quite soft.