Joyful laundry?

This basket started life as an experiment and ended up a laundry basket. The large Catalan base was a challenge and the Irish twist up the sides also requires a great deal of concentration! But I’m pretty happy with the result and would do it again… the acid test?!

Moses basket…

Happy New Year, hopefully it’s still not too late to say that. I hope everyone had a lovely holiday. I think I started mine a bit tired and ended it more tired than ever! I always love spending time with friends and family though that’s the real blessing of time off.

My first job for 2019 was to make this Moses basket yesterday. I have a lady coming to the workshop next week to make one for her baby, due in a few months. I’m really excited about this project as I simply adore babies and children of all ages.

I am also in awe of my student and her can do attitude. She hasn’t made a basket before but is undaunted by this project. I’m sure I’ll be posting a photo of her basket next week. Watch this space.

Final workshops…

Last Wednesday saw me back at Cley marshes for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and I spent Monday evening at Shelfanger village hall.

It always delights me that everyone is so enthusiastic about the workshops. People thirst to create and I feel very lucky to be a part that. Happy Christmas everyone. X


This weeks classes…

This weeks classes. Lovely women in all the groups. On Wednesday I had a really relaxing morning with three ladies at the simply handmade studio in Sudbury. Today the Norfolk Small holders Training group. These folks are very hands on and make me smile when they strike up conversations about their goats and sheep or spinning wool. Thank you to everyone for making me so welcome.

Christmas making commences…

I’ve taught three workshops this week to kick off the Christmas making season. Friends and family on Monday , Fransham WI on Thursday and a group at Redgrave and Lopham Fen today. It’s such a privilege to be a part of these shared experiences, to join in the chatter and the jokes.

Making decorations really is fun and relaxing. Well, I think making generally is very therapeutic! Once you’re in the flow and your mind focused on the job at hand you really do forget about everything else.