Wednesday, 8 November 2017
And now for something completely different.....and something not!
It was very exciting!
In a three hour workshop session with Kim of BethyBooBeads my sister and I each managed to make 6 beads, as well as having a demonstration of 'how to' and time to make jewellery at the end whilst our beads finished cooling. A great morning!
Fancy learning a new crafting skill? If you are in the UK then 'craftcourses.com' is great for showing what might be near you - or for giving you ideas of other crafts that you might want to investigate - knife making? black smithing? flower crocheting? Something for everyone, I'm sure!
These were sewn by machine by my DD1.
I love the way that she extended the machine lines right to the edge of the blocks when her ribbon or felt strips weren't as long as she wanted.
I'm so proud of both my girls for embracing this project.
Benta's blocks, the girls have been able to take a total of 20 blocks in to school. It's been a great project to be part of, and I hope to see some of the completed wall hangings or quilts in Westminster Abbey next year. Lots of time for reflection over the course of this block making.
Have you come across Sarah Corbett and her 'Craftivism' movement? Worth investigating if you want to develop the gentle art of protest or encourage others to think about things a little more.
As I'm writing this blog I'm listening to Woman's Hour on Radio 4 - today a celebration of craft, discussing how important craft skills are and showcasing the finalists in the Craft Prize. Crafter's unite! I'm passionate about sharing my skills (such as they are) whenever possible, as I believe that a crafting person will always be happier than they otherwise might be. Hope that you are enjoying some crafting time this week!