Thursday, 3 September 2015

A Few New Makes and Shows and tickets for The Knitting and Stitching Show

 In preparation for a two day residential workshop for 12 lovely members of various guilds of Spinners, Dyers and Weavers I made some sari nuno felt berets, snoods, vases and bags :

I was hoping everyone would be able to make at least three things over the weekend but many made more! Some even worked until ten o'clock at night!

Here's some of their wonderful creations:

And here's my stuff at Fibre East....

and Festival of Quilts.

I hadn't been to either show before - but both were amazing and thank you to everyone who visited me!

I'm often asked how the sari silks work on an embellisher so thanks to the advice of some of my customers at the Festival of Quilts I decided to buy one.

Here's my first attempt using scraps of sari silk as well as some recycled silk sliver on white prefelt.

After using the embellisher I washed it on a 30 degree/ 30 minute wash which seemed to smooth it out - or it might be that I just can't bring myself to not wet felt it!

I've just started a Facebook page under my name and am giving away four tickets for The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace - 7th to 11th October.

Let me know here if you'd like to enter a draw for 1 or 2 tickets. The odds may be good- everyone was a winner last time!

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