The wind was blowing, the lake was choppy and the sun was shining, a lovely day for a walk around Loweswater, Richard had his camera with him of course.
Hello, I haven't had any news up for a while so time to make up!
Some new creations are planned for this year, the hare, cheesy mice, wild bears, owl cushions, and more ideas are stacking up.
The hare will be available to buy also to make at a few workshops throughout the year. The owl cushion is a new design, I did make one previously but this new design has a larger design using Cumbrian Jacob sheep wool, Badger faced Welsh mountain (so soft) which was locally sourced also, I added some locks which have been naturally plant dyed, such wonderful colours, all part of my Woolfest purchases back in June, I knew those fleeces would come in useful!
Cheesy mice are fun, we will be making some at my next workshop which is next week along with foxes and rabbits, hopefully we will cram them all in, I look forward to meeting the group at Santon Bridge Craft shop with the lovely Woodlands Tea Rooms serving up a delicious lunch.
Wild bears, these seem to have become a favourite with the men folk, I have used a lovely soft dark brown with a tiny fleck of black added, it works so well for the bears.
There are lots of workshops planned this year with more dates to be added it will keep me very busy, because they were popular the herdwick doorstops are back and new workshops are the herdwick cushions, I have only two planned, also the hare workshop, I had a lot of requests to make a hare so this year is a chance to make your own. All dates are listed on the Wokshop page
We have some new colours added to the felted soaps, springing ahead a little with some bright yellows, lilacs and oranges, in the softest merino, my feeling happy colours, well spring isn't far away now.
I have added some photos below of the new Creations and a taster of the next workshop, see you next week ladies.