When I first set out on my venture to teach what I know it was with the clear intention of teaching from the heart.Read More
It's hard to resist these beauties (look at their paws...I love it!!!) and with the excellent tuition of the talented Lydia Needle you can make one at the 'Atelier' in Box.Read More
Free goodie bags with every crochet and needle felting course! To celebrate my first ‘Atelier’ birthday I’m giving away goodie bags with every needle felting and crochet course booked for the rest of the year!Read More
Easter is just weeks away so I have created these beautiful, soft felt Easter Eggs to share with you.
Easter Eggs come in all shapes and sizes, full of chocolate or not, but these delicate beauties make the most wonderful decoration for Easter Day, to hang on Spring branches for your Easter table, piled up in a basket or hidden, alongside their chocolate cousins, around the garden.
Not only do they look and feel wonderful - they also are really creative and very good fun to make and leaving you with a great sense of creative achievement.
I am offering Easter Egg Felting Workshops at The Atelier from this Friday and throughout the next few weeks until Easter Sunday.
The workshops are open to adults and children (age 8 and over). Places are limited to just six per workshop and they last two hours, you will have the opportunity to work with the Felt in many colours and make an Easter Egg (or two) to take home and keep.
All the wool, Polystyrene eggs and needles are provided together with lashings of tea and home-made cake...have a look here to book your place for just £20.
I have also been asked to host a Easter Egg Felting Workshop exclusively at The Barn Gallery, Church Farm, Kington Langley - so if you live in that area and would like to bring your children along to this exclusive workshop - find out more here.
Here's a little treat you can make for mothers day and all it takes is some colourful felt, a felting needle and that very special tea cup that you never use to drink from!
I'm always on the look out for old china I can use in my mosaic work and as a result I seem to have collected a wide range of odd tea cups over the years. On my journey through second hand shops, car boot sales and vintage flea markets I've managed to accumulate a wide array of cups too beautiful to break! Indeed one shop I frequent even refused to sell me a tea set unless I promised not to break it for mosaic....she knows me well! I made the promise and scurried off with a fabulous set of tiny blue tea cups!
So years later I'm looking at these wonderful tea cups wondering what to do with them when it suddenly struck me! Pin cushions....of course! So I set about gathering up my felting wool and laying it all out on my table top before selecting some of the much loved china and contemplating all the beautiful things I could do! Choosing the colours was the hardest part because there are so many delicious choices of wool. I have to keep telling myself that sometimes less is more! Once I have felted the main design and filled the cup with wool I decided to embellish some with a little basic embroidery. I'm not the worlds best embroiderer but I still had a lot of fun playing!
I think the results are stunning and they make the perfect mothers day gift.
If you would like to spend a couple of hours in felting heaven making one of these beauties then March is your lucky month because I shall be hosting several workshops just for these. You can book here or alternatively you could give the gift of learning a new skill by giving your mum a voucher to come on a workshop herself...or even better you can come together!
I've had a wonderful day gathering together lots of sumptuous felt as I prepare for the upcoming Christmas Felting Workshops. Yes I know it's October but christmas will soon be upon us and to get us in the mood I've rustled up a few examples of the sort of tree decorations you can make in these 2 hour workshops. Places are filling up fast but if you would like to join the fun then you can book your place here!