Sunday, 27 November 2011

Gorgeous Merino wool necklace scarves...

We used un-spun merino wool tops to make these quirky necklace scarves. I learnt how to do this at a workshop hosted by my friend Abigail who discovered the technique when finishing her graduate show at Central St. Martins in London.

They are surprisingly warm to wear as smaller scarves or can be spiraled and coiled into a corsage with a few stitches holding in place, the perfect addition to your winter coat!

Thanks to everyone who came along on Tuesday and Saturday,

See you soon for button jewellery...

x x

Lush Plush-ness!

WCC crafters have been keeping themselves very busy with their own felt creations...

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

This week we'll be mostly making owls...and robins!

Hello fellow crafters!

Some of you have already seen the little owls that we'll be making this week but the robin is making his debut appearance right here on the blog...

Join us for a felt and sewing session at Poppy Mae tonight 5 - 7 or Westbourne Library on Saturday 10 - 12 if you fancy making one of these for yourself, for a friend or just for fun!

*For those who can't make it this week, I will email the templates and I'll bring the same bits and pieces next week.

See you soon x x

Anyone for tea...

Thanks again everyone for popping along to last week's WCC, here are a few examples of the teacup pin cushions that we made...

Hope to see you at the next sessions where we'll be mostly making owls!

x x

Thursday, 3 November 2011

A tour de force of felt loveliness!

Thank you to all who came along on Tuesday evening to make these wonderful little strawberry brooches, learn how to blanket stitch (sort of!), support a local business and raise £20.29 for Breast cancer care.

Many thanks to Poppy Mae for providing a lovely venue and the perfect atmosphere.

Looking forward to seeing you again for the next project and meeting on 8th November at Poppy Mae.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Strawberry brooches and tea cup pin cushions!

Pop along and join the craft collective at either Poppy Mae's or the Library in Westbourne to make your very own strawberry brooch and/or tea cup pin cushion.

I will have felt and threads for the brooches but if you have any bits and pieces hanging around in your sewing box please do bring them along with you.

If you would like to make a tea cup pin cushion, a tea cup/saucer is required! I'll have a few with me to sell for £1 or so but if you have a favourite that you would like to use and convert into a lovely pin cushion and  thread holder then bring those along with you too! *the pin cushion can be attached in a way that won't ruin or alter the tea cup if you'd rather not use glue.

These 2 projects make lovely presents to give or to keep for yourself!

Just to remind, these projects are supporting breast cancer care so remember your pennies because any donations will be greatly received and sent to the charity after the session.

If you have any questions or queries before the session you can email me:  or ask the library staff at Westbourne Library.

For details please see the first post on the blog (on the right hand side for newbie blog users) or the posters on display at each venue.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Pop along to the first Westbourne Craft Collective sessions...

The first meetings will take place on:
1st November at Poppy Mae on Poole Road in Westbourne between 5 - 7pm
5th November at Westbourne Library starting at 10am

Posters and mini flyers are available at each venue. The library have a sign up sheet for you to add your name to.
I'm celebrating the launch of the Craft Collective by holding Strawberry Tea themed fundraising sessions in support of Breast Cancer Care - you will be able to create your own strawberry felt brooch and/or tea cup pin cushion! 
Whilst there is no fee to join in, a small contribution to help cover the cost of materials and a donation to the charity will be greatly appreciated.

I'm really looking forward to seeing you there!