Friday, 7 October 2011

More news!

Not only did we have a fantastic time at the Knit and Stitch show at Alexandra Palace yesterday, buying excessive amounts of wool but the knitting machine we had bought arrived today!  As if we hadn't got enough wool to admire, it came with cones and cones of wool!

I also forgot to mention my friend Sarah's Blooming Felt stand at Ally Pally, if you are going along at the weekend make sure you visit her and her fabulous felting supplies in the Great Hall on stand M13, her stuff looks fantastic and she is lovely to go and chat to!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Catching Up!

Again, it seems to have been ages since I remembered to write my blog, a good sign I suppose as it shows how busy I've been!  I have been teaching lots of workshops, the children's school holidays ended with a session at the studio decorating wooden boxes with pretty sea shells, I think the girls produced really good results.

Once the children were back at school beavering away, I had a Felting workshop in Hylands House with a really lovely group of ladies who made the most beautiful felt from which they made their own corsages.

Merino ready for felting

Felted corsages

An excursion to Centerparcs in Holland followed this(for 5 days!), a treat for us all before my daughter Jess went off to start her uni course at Kingston.

On our return, I had a stall at the Vintage & Handmade Fair in the Shire Hall run by the lovely Hayley from Truly Madly Vintage in Moulsham Street.  It took place on a beautiful day and we had lots of people through the door and lots of sales!

This was followed by a beginners knitting workshop at Hylands and another felting workshop, some of the lovely ladies from the felting brooch course earlier in the month came back to visit me and make scarves, as you can see the results were fabulous!

Scarves finished and drying

The final and fantastic event in this blog entry is my visit today to the knitting and stitching show at Alexandra Palace today!  I went along with my friends Andrea and Jo and my daughter Jess.  On arrival we found the Black Sheep wool stand, a treasure trove full of wool for the keen knitter, bargains galore were found - we all bought wool and lots of Rowan books some selling for as little as £1, who could resist?  I bought some beautiful wool, a gorgeous printed Woman's Weekly tea towel, a Rowan book and some felting materials.  I can highly recommend a visit!  We were tired but elated by the end.