April 14, 2017

Between February and April I’ve been teaching Mixed Crafts Evenings: 8 Creative Crafts in 8 weeks. As you can probably work out from the title, this has been an eight week evening class and each week I’ve been teaching a two hour session on a different craft. I've been...

April 8, 2017

This weekend, four York Libraries have been taking part in the National ‘BBC Get Creative project’. It’s a great initiative and I was very happy to be asked to lead a workshop as part of it. Of course I opted for a textiles based session; Felt Brooches. From 2.00pm to...

April 4, 2017

As it’s warming up and starting to get nice and spring-y outside, I thought it would be fun to do an Easter themed class. And with Easter’s motifs of chicks and bunnies, what better medium than needle felting?

I was joined on Saturday by six wonderful, crafty ladies all...

March 29, 2017

Like November’s soap making session, I ran this class though York Learning and it’s one I’ve been looking forward to running since we booked it in. 

My learners arrived at Huntington School for 10.30 and I started the session with demonstrations and by talking everyone...

December 8, 2016

Over the Christmas period I’m delighted to be displaying my work in two places in York. I have a collection of my newest felted bowls, vases and jewellery in the lovely ‘Pyramid Gallery’ which is my absolute favourite gallery in York; a wonderful, two storey Aladdin’s...

December 3, 2016

Today’s workshop was another festive one, it was a Christmas Decoration Making session. I’ve been really looking forward to running this session and I arrived in Knit and Stitch really early to set up the materials, lay out each person’s kit for the day, put the mince...

November 27, 2016

This weekend’s a workshop double whammy, after a fab candle making session yesterday, it’s a silk painting workshop today.

I run silk painting in the gorgeous wee craft shop on Gillygate, The York Makery. My eight booked ladies turned up nice and early and we got starte...

November 26, 2016

Today’s class is another one run through City of York Council and we were in the same space as the Soap making class of a fortnight ago; a cookery room in Huntington School. 

Before my twelve learners arrived for the day I laid out each of their work spaces with moulds...

November 19, 2016

Today I ran another wet felt making course up in the lovely workshop space above Knit and Stitch. This week’s class was Wet Felting bowls, vases and vessels. This three dimensional way of working the fibres is one of my favourite felting techniques and teaching it is g...

November 12, 2016

Between now and Christmas I’m teaching a different workshop each weekend. This weekend’s class (Sat 12 November) was soap making. I ran it through City of York Council so they handled the bookings side of things and provided the teaching space, a cookery room in Huntin...

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