Monday, 20 June 2011

Living Crafts Weekend

Well, the weather was certainly against us at the beginning of the weekend!  As we tried to set up our marquee on Friday, the heavens opened and we had a pond and a stream in the tent!

The weather was pretty bad on Saturday too and it kept people away but the show was amazing, some beautiful crafts on show, lots of workshops to try including felting with yours truly, pot throwing, silk painting, and lampwork.  The chainsaw carving competition was fantastic as seen here!

The Hylands Artists, Andrea Neale, Mona Marnell, James Wilkinson and myself had a huge marquee all to ourselves.

The weather was much better on Sunday and I spent a lovely day holding demonstrations and teaching how to make felt balls!

 My stall, showing my newly felted vases, especially for the show!

Beautiful polymer clay buttons, made by my daughter Jessica
 Hand felted purses with beaded flowers
 Hand felted soaps, also especially for the show!
Lavender scented pin cushions

It was a fantastic show and we met lots of really nice people who I hope will return to visit us at the studio at Hylands stables on our open days, every Sunday and Monday

Thursday, 16 June 2011

A Big Weekend

Lots to think about this week, there is a huge fair at Hylands this weekend and we (as the Artists in Residence!) hav e been given our own marquee to demonstrate and sell our arts and crafts.  Have a look at to see all the things going on.

It should be a lovely event and we are all very excited to be taking part so if you have the chance, come along and visit us!

I will take tons of photos to post on here next week

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Trying new things!

I have been busy doing workshops for the lovely Hannah at Make, Do & Mend - we had a very successful Owl Cushion Workshop, see the evidence below
We have started planning lots of workshops for the summer holidays and I am going to list them all here and on my website later!

I have started planning for the Living Heritage Sculpture and Art Fair at Hylands House on 18th and 19th June, the resident artists will be having their own marquee and will be demonstrating their crafts, please see details at  Lots to think about!  So I have been trying out new types of felting and have been making bags and bowls, thought it might be something nice to do for the fair.