Monday, 23 July 2012

Exciting Parcel!!

This fabulous parcel arrived on my door step last week, it is full of wool for the next couple of workshops, and this is just one of the parcels of wool we have recieved recently! So we have been getting organised for all the felt ins and workshops coming up from September onwards.So check out our workshop section of the blog to keep up to date with our plans, as you would hate to miss something! 

Monday, 2 July 2012

A Ray of Sunshine

  Close up of a gerbera, what inspirational colours                                                                      

Hello to everyone! Saying the weather is so awful here I thought I would send you a little ray of sunshine and let you know a few things about our up and coming programme of felting events!!

First of all I am delighted to say that the lucky participants for the Charity van der Meer workshop in November, have been notified and we have a waiting list in case someone is unable to attend. We were delighted with the response to the residential week end, which is an amazing bargain due to the generous grant from the Arts Council and the lottery fund!   We are now in the planning stages for another international tutor for next years residentail workshop!
                  One of Charity's fabulous dresses.                                                         
In September we will have a fun day learning to make felt name badges, which we intend for people to wear each month so we can learn everyone's name. We are hoping some new people to felting that we met at The Knit and Stitch show will come along. This is an ideal felt in for beginners and improvers. We will have felting kits available to buy so you dont need to worry about what to bring with you. The felt in will be taken by Dorothy Dinsmore and be at the usual time of 10.15 till 12.30pm, and of course will include coffee.

 Liz Nicholls will be introducing us to cobweb felt during our October felt in on October 20th, this is an extremely fine felt that is nearly transparent but absolutely gorgeous. Freda Magill will also be at our October meeting which will enable you to purchase some of her wensleydale wool and locks, which are terrific. Freda raises the sheep herself and shears them and then dyes the wool, she is a very knowledgeable lady!                                          
  One day old Wensleydale Lamb. 
In October in addition to our felt in, we are having an all day workshop called "Basic and Beyond" we hope a lot of people will come to this, as it is just what it says. It is basic felt making using different types of wool which shrink and felt in different ways, and then taking it that step forward, learning new techniques. Most of the committee has taken a similar workshop at the beginning of their felting and found that it inspired them, also teaching them alternative ways to felt. There will be several tutors so everyone will be in small groups, enabling the tutors to give one to one attention. This workshop will be on 13th October in Hillsborough village centre, applications form will be available at the beginning of August!

The programme will be updated on workshop page and more details of November and December, will follow next month! The weather isnt very good outside but its great weather for felting, so keep felting we look forward to seeing all your creations at the show and tell in September. You can always email us at
Fiona Harvey.