Hello once again !
I thought I should update the news letter page as it's been a while and wish you all a happy New Year while it's at least still January ,(probably February by the time you read this ). I expect that you are all looking forward to to the longer warmer days of Spring and that you have been keeping busy during the Winter with some needle felting projects..
My 2022 workshop calendar is on the relevant page of this website . The first two of the year are at Artison toward the end of March and early April. The first of which is the "bunnies" class which was originally one of the classes postponed from 2020 , yes that was two years ago ! What a carry on it must have been for the venues which host our workshops during this time , having to sort all this out. The new for 2022 fox workshop seems to have been well received , one class has fully booked at Quirky workshops, there is possibly a space or two left for the other both in June , with another one at Artison due to take place in October along with a herdy. These classes will both be bookable form February 7th .
I have also been booked for a couple classes which are taking place in York, this will be nice as York is a place we know well and have visited many times , over many years for holidays and short breaks .
We were pleased to get a small amount work into Viridian Gallery at Keswick prior to Christmas . We have as I have mentioned in recent news letters, missed our once regular trips to the galleries , but because of all the upheaval of the last two years , we've not actually been needle felting much at all ourselves as we've been involved with preparation for the rescheduled workshops and also , the Etsy shop has been very busy , so we have been making up kits and of course making the wool pads , Also some materials have become harder to source on a regular basis than they used to be , which is just another sign of the times . It's satisfying to know however, that each time a kit or some equipment goes in the post there are people out there enjoying their crafting and whiling away the short cold days of Winter being creative . It's also great when I occasionally receive a photo of a finished project with which it's creator is justifiably proud , particularly if they are new to needle felting which they often are .
Since the last update we have spent some enjoyable time with our Grandson who is now three , and his parents . I am also preparing for this years vegetable growing in the garden , which I got back into last year and thoroughly enjoyed, this year seems even more exciting as I am eager to grow more this season. My Daughter and Son in Law have also managed to acquire an allotment opposite their home in Derbyshire complete with chickens so they should be well supplied with eggs and veg' too.
Their rooster would be a fine subject for a needle felting project I think , do you ?