Sunday, 2 September 2012

Getting Ready for the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

What a mouthful - 'The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair' - held in Manchester  October 4th - 7th.
I will be exhibiting there this year, (Stand 98), and now with my son Luke going back to school on Tuesday, I'm hoping to focus all my energies on getting my stock together for this event.  It's the first time for me, so am hoping its a good one.  I went to visit last year, and it was soooooo busy!  I'm almost buried under a pile of felt 'pebbles!'
I have been working on some new pictures too...... and even though I say it myself, I am very happy with them.  I hope you like them too!
Here are some pictures from my new 'Strata Collection'.
 Mixed media -  Just wondering how many different techniques and process I can combine in one picture!!

Also getting new stock together for a small feature at the Ropewalk Gallery, Barton Upon Humber at the end of September

Feltmaking Day - September 1st

Well what a great day, filled with fun, productivity and lovely people...
I can't believe how productive everyone was.  Everyone went home with at least one, and in some cases, a few wonderful creations.  The beauty of Feltmaking days, is that you can make what you like.  There were felt pictures, Nuno scarves, cobweb scarves, flowers, bowls. and bookmarks!.Phew........  Well done everyone!

 Working hard

A well deserved rest - and lunch outdoors - doesn't seemed to have happened so often this year..........

(Quick - hide the cake!)

Enid and Jackie modelling thier scarves.  Beautiful felt pictures by Ruth, Jan and Jill, and picture, bowl and bookmarks by Margaret!
And they even managed a quick visit to Dave Chalmers Exhibition, Carbon to Carbon, upstairs in the gallery.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Texel Looms - On the lookout

On the lookout!
If you just happen to be the owner of a texel loom, or know of one - I'd be grateful if you would get in touch....

Demonstration, Durham Guild of Spinners and Weavers

Many thanks for a great evening with the Guild of Spinners and Weavers in Durham.
What a great crowd of people - and so interested in everything I had to say and do! 

It is so much easier talking about ones self!!! But I did also demonstrate how to make a nuno felt scarf - which turned out far better than expected, as I did have to rush it a little.

It only took me three hours to get home! what with fog and diversions.... arriving safley at 1.00am. 
But it was worth it...............

My Friday class were very forgiving with their zombiefied teacher!!  Thanks everyone...

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

What a great weekend at Woolfest.  As usual, it had that exciting buzz, and was nice and busy despite the terrible weather, so a very big thankyou to all of you who made it, came to say hello, and maybe even made a purchase! And to those of you who didn't manage it, there is always next year......

For those of you who don't know - if you add your name to my mailing list before the 6th July, and answer the short survey, (which will be sent to you), you will be entered into my prize draw with the chance to win a voucher to the value of £50.00 which can be spent on any of my products or workshops.  To join just visit my website. .

Next major focus - The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester in October.

Finally - all set up, ready for the onslaught...

What a buzz............

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Today, I been mostly selling Felt Pebbles!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Transfer Print Workshop, June 12th

What a great day.  Everyone worked really hard and produced some great work!
Just starting out....

Roma and Gill, discussing Maggies wonderful feather picture - (because she knows what she's doing...!)