Thursday, 19 January 2012

Working in Craft Days

I have recently begun working in a craft shop which is new to Saffron Walden.  The shop is called Craft Days and due to a spot of being in the right place at the right time I was able to secure a job teaching needlefelt.

 My ladies hard at work learning the addictive craft of needlefelting.

The finished robins. What amazed me was how the ladies all used the same templates and yet everyone ended up creating a very different robin.

The first class was held in December and we made the very popular felt robins as seen on Kirsties Handmade Britain.  I made a prototype of the robin which was then on display in the shop. The photos above show the work shop in full swing.

I have since completed another needlefelting class and an applique class. The needlefelting class was a choice of hearts or birds.  The birds were exotic birds rather than robins this time. The hearts had beads sewn on them and would be lovely if stuffed with lavender.

The applique below is the one I made to entice people to book for the course. the ladies on the course all made very different things once again. One lady made coasters using applique, another lady made a heart shape embellished with lots of buttons. Sadly I forgot to take any photographs of this work shop and must remember to ask Jane for some!  The next course is next Saturday and is needlefelting again..........

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