Showing posts from January, 2022

Adult Craft Workshops for 2022 - Hampshire and New Forest

Hello! I'm really excited to share the first of my planned workshops for 2022, which are based in Hampshire. These are aimed at adults and we will be learning how to sew eco-friendly reusable cloth pads, which are great to keep or to gift for your eco-conscious friends! Visit the websites at  Ashcroft Arts Centre  or  Forest Arts Centre  to find out more and book. This is a project that I have been passionate about and planning to get underway for a while and I'm so excited that it's finally coming to fruition! If you can't make the classes but you're interested in making your own reusable pads you can buy my craft kit on Etsy . It comes with instructions and materials - you just need a basic sewing kit and sewing machine (although you could hand sew if you prefer)! I'm really looking forward to things picking back up again in 2022 after so much uncertainty over the last couple of years and I'll hope to see you at one of my classes or events. Bye for now, Sa

Folk Embroidered Felt Birds - Corinne Lapierre

Happy new year one and all! For my first post of 2022 I wanted to write about this lovely book which I was given as a Christmas gift a few years ago from my friend Wendy Nutt because it's proven to be a really useful one that I go back to time and again to create unique gifts for my friends and family. If you're interested in embroidery and specifically want to give 3D creations a try, I would definitely recommend it! The book has full instructions and illustrations, with templates for each bird in the back. I've made around half of the birds in the book, here is some of my handiwork: Dove Robin Puffin Seagull Peacock Flamingo! City Dove Goose Parrot! I'm glad that I decided to write this blog post actually because it has really shown me how much my photography skills are improving (assisted by getting an updated phone). The 'Folk Embroidered Felt Birds' books inspired me so much that this Christmas I even had a go at drafting my own pattern for a partridge and