Samples ready for the hen party I’m teaching at on Saturday. The group are going to make and decorate hearts to go in the church on the big day.
These are all variations on a theme. Some of them make you wish you had three hands to hold bits still whilst weaving others but thank goodness for feet!
It’s been a lovely productive day today. Finished these two bird feeders this afternoon. The one on the left has to sit on something because the roof comes off completely. This is great if you want to give the base a good clean.
The version on the right has an integral roof which can be hung up. The close side stakes will hopefully keep pigeons at bay, probably not the squirrels though!
The chairs are finally finished. Woven with cane in the standard six way pattern. I’m looking forward to delivering them and freeing up some space in the workshop. 😊
I’ve added new workshop dates to the courses page to weave dragonflies and Christmas decorations at my workshop in Redgrave.
Twenty four dragonflies in 4 hours. What a fabulous day celebrating harvest. Everyone did brilliantly, we will have a great display tomorrow for the harvest service at Botesdale village Hall.
Caroline Davidson did two Lino cutting workshops. Folk made their own prints and also a collective banner which was stunning.
It’s really special to see the community coming together and having fun.
Happy birthday to Gemma (on the right). Her lovely mum Sharyn brought her along to weave a birthday basket whilst she made a birds nest for herself.
Despite the blustery weather outside the workshop was full of laughter conversation and calm concentration.
The nice thing about small groups is that I can take the time to work along side people often taking the stress out of borders for example. Doing it together step by step minimises the possibility of making mistakes.
They both did brilliantly and took baskets home to be proud of.
New festive weaving courses now being advertised on the courses page…
Just finished this little bird house as an example for a class next week. The tear drop shape is really elegant, but the design is also clever, using the integral stakes to bind off at the top and to make the handle.
It’s a design that can be found in Jonathan Ridgeons book, ’10 Bird Feeder Projects’.
Lovely group of people on this mornings plant support course. They came from all over Norfolk, part of the Norfolk Smallholders training group.
They all got the hang of the lobster pot weave quickly and created lovely forms finished at the top with a binding knot. They all took pieces home to be proud of.