Sunday, September 30, 2012

Autumn Already

It's been a while since I have posted.  A busy time with summer projects and now busy with the new term and planning for workshops.  The long days of summer already feel a bit distant.

I will be teaching again at Corner 9 Arts Project on a number of community projects and looking forward to the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, 11 - 14 October.

Also pleased to have a felt work accepted to the Dying of the Sun exhibition, details below:

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Easter Break

The Easter break has been a busy time with community projects and the International Feltmakers Association Conference.  It was great to see such beautiful and creative work produced by feltmakers attending from all over the world.  The workshops and talks were all very enjoyable and informative.

Foil lizards -after school art club
The new term has now started and I'm looking forward to new projects.  I will be teaching textile workshops at Corner 9 Arts Project on Friday mornings and the after school art club continues on Thursday afternoons.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Tree Felting in Normand Park

This is the third year that a community felting project has been part of Normand Park's Easter celebration.  The theme this year was flowers, with the most wonderful yellow background chosen by Bridget Steenkamp of West London Family Church.  Bridget organised the craft activities for this event, assisted by members of the Church's youth group.  The event was hosted by the Friends of Normand Park.

Lots of children attending the event joined in helping to cut out flowers and butterflies from prefelts to build up a colourful design.  The felting was very much a group activity with many hands helping to felt the wool and transfer the piece to the tree.  

Friday, March 30, 2012

Fun Felt Brooches

A wonderful selection of felt brooches were made in the after school art club yesterday.  It was wonderful to see the imaginative ideas and fun use of felt beads.  Looking forward to next term.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Stitch & Craft Show, Olympia London

I will be teaching felt sketchbooks and felt bangles workshops at the Stitch & Craft Show this year.  The show runs from 15 - 18 March 2012.  Workshop bookings and information about the show is available from Twisted Thread.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Projects

The last few months have been very busy with teaching projects and new work and so silence here.  There hasn't been much spare time.

I'm now looking forward to new projects and excited to be once again collaborating with Corner 9 Arts ProjectTreasure Arts and Crafts will be running on Thursday and Friday mornings in North Kensington, focusing on jewellery projects using a variety of media from felt and silk to traditional beading and wirework.  

 Pictures of felt flower brooches made by participants during a workshop for the Treasure Arts & Crafts project.