Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Workshops - Felt Jewellery and Feltmaking

Textile Art Workshop - Felt Jewellery

I'm running another Textile Art Workshop in St Ives next week - Felt Jewellery.
Wednesday 3rd November from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

During the day we will look at using feltmaking techniques to make jewellery including beads and bangles. Learn to make your own jewellery from this wonderful material.

Cost is £40.00 per person including materials.

The following Monday evening (8th November)  I will be holding the first of what I hope will be regular Craft Evenings in Cafe Art in the Drill Hall, Royal Square, St. Ives.  This one will be how to make felt and will be from 7 – 9.30 p.m.

Contact me for more information or to book:

01736 797 122

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Workshop - Knitting With Wire

Workshop - Knitting With Wire

This Saturday (23rd October) I will be running a workshop on knitting with wire, at the end of which everyone will go home with a unique bracelet made by knitting wire which has beads threaded on to it.   Great fun, especially for those who tell me “I am not a very neat knitter” as this is not very neat knitting!  For anyone who would like to attend please e-mail me for more details.

Whilst on the subject of knitting with materials that are not wool or yarn I was preparing for the next session of the textile course I am running, which happens to be “knitting with more than wool”.  At the knitting group last night someone suggested using something from nature so this morning I went out and gathered a handful of ivy and had a go knitting it on size 6mm needles and below you can see the results!  Maybe not a long lasting piece of knitting but certainly very “green”!

Knitting With Ivy
I would love to see examples of any knitting you have done with unusual materials.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

St Ives Knitting Group

St Ives Knitting Group

St Ives Knitting Group is back for the Autumn after a Summer break.

We meet every other Tuesday at St Ives Library from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

All are welcome including beginners - help and tuition is freely available from members.

Dates up to Christmas 2010 are:
  • 19th October
  • 2nd November
  • 16th November
  • 30th November
  • 14th December
Please do come along to join us for a knit and a chat - we are a friendly group and its free apart from a small contribution to the tea and biscuits fund.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Feltmaking Workshop - October 2010

Feltmaking Workshop - St Ives Cornwall

I've put together a new programme of Textile Art Workshops in St Ives Cornwall for Autumn 2010.

The next is Feltmaking on Wednesday 20th October. Learn to make felt from first principles, then make a seamless felt bag to your own unique design.

All workshops run from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm and cost £40.00 per person including materials.

I'd love to see you so please do come along - learn something new and have fun !

To book or for more information get in touch:
01736 797 122

The rest of the programme includes a great range of Textile Arts:
  • Knitting With Wire - Saturday 23rd October
  • Rag Rugwork - Saturday 30th October
  • Felt Jewellery - Wednesday 3rd November
  • Silk Paper - Wednesday 10th November
  • Silk Velvet To Dye For - Wednesday 17th November
  • Weaving Without A Loom - Saturday 20th November
  • Christmas Baubles - Wednesday 8th December
You can visit my website for more details. I also run dedicated workshops for groups, schools and individuals: