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Review of Chris Wheeler’s Beads for Impact: Basics and Bling workshop, by Sue Harrington

    Despite the beautiful autumn day outside, participants happily spent the day concentrating on precise placement and stitching with colourful beads and sequins, using a range of techniques. Chris provided stunning examples of her own work and some prepared samplers to illustrate the day’s teaching, as well as a range of reference books.   […]

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May 2017 Toss 'n Tell

May 2017 Toss and Tell

     May 2017 Toss ‘n Tell Demo and talk Soosie Jobson gave a talk on Shrinkage Rates when felting and explained why estimating  a percentage produces an inaccurate result. In order to calculate  how much a project will shrink one has to first make a sample. Then you divide the initial laid out size […]

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March 2017 Toss ‘n Tell

  March 2017 Toss ‘n Tell Christine Wheeler  gave a very insightful talk on how to restore your favourite handmade felted garment after many years of wear. She showed us her jacket that she had restored.Christine also showed us her beautiful shawl . She combined fabric with and fine merino wool and silk using an […]

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February 2017 Toss ‘n Tell

February 2017 Toss ‘n Tell Various  ingenious ways of making good quality cords were demonstrated by Sue Eslick. Soosie showed her reclining mermaid in which she used various techniques viz. woodblock surface design , embellishments of stitching and beading.   A school of fish all made in 1 piece using numerous resists. The beading embellishment […]

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