Hello there !
I hope you have all enjoyed the Summer and are now looking forward to to getting out and about during the new season now upon us and enjoying some of the lovely scenery nature has on display at this time of year . I shall be at Masham next month, where the picture on the right was taken for another workshop at ArtisOn , where we'll be making a fox at the first workshop , followed a couple of days later by the ever popular Herdwick doorstop class.I look forward to seeing everyone .
We've had some enjoyable days at Quirky Workshops , Greystoke , since the last news letter , see the workshop photo page to see some pictures of what we made .
Metal Needle Tools ...
During the last year or so , quite a few people have been asking me for the metal multi needle tools which many of you will have used in my workshops . Well I'm pleased to be able to let you know that I have now had some made locally and have a limited number available if anyone who would like one . Thank you for your patience to anyone that's been waiting . I had to get enough made to make it worth while and keep the cost reasonable , so I left it until now , due mostly to the uncertainty and general chaos of the last couple of years . I'm very pleased with the new batch and they can be found by clicking the photo above which will take you to the listing in my Etsy shop
Felted picture kit . Masham Market Place.
I mentioned my upcoming workshops at ArtisOn which is of course located at High Burton just outside Masham. I was asked by the Mashamshire Community Office based in the Market Place if we could come up with a felting kit for them with a Masham theme ? We thought immediately about a picture kit , as these are ideal for beginners too. We also thought that the market place and the Church of St Mary's , would make an ideal subject with the entrance to the church yard flanked by two magnificent trees one of which is I think , a distinctively coloured copper beech and there's the buildings either side which are also typical of the area. Just like my other picture kits you are provided with a template on a piece of A4 hessian material and the wool required , you will however , need a felting surface to work on , an inexpensive foam pad is fine if you are just starting out . At present these particular picture kits are only available from the community office in Masham , so if you would like one , or as a gift for someone new to felting call in or get in touch with them .
My next update will probably be on the run up to Christmas , and that will be another year which has just flown by ! Enjoy being creative, and most of all , have fun !