JANUARY! A whole bright shiney new year and so far I have not kept my promise to myself to take things easier. January's diary is already pretty full, and February looks like going the same way!
I will not be doing any events now until May when I will be at Craft in Focus at Wisley, demonstrating my plaques (see the Charles Cottage Studio page for examples). Meanwhile of course my work is still for sale at The Surrey Guild of Craftsman Gallery in Moushill Lane, Milford.
I hope you will keep and eye on
https://wwwfacebook.com/fantasiesinflight and of course my newer page at https://www.facebook.com/ Charles-Cottage-Studio 156427688341159/
and of course on the Fairs & Events page here for information about what is happening in 2019.
I will be listing again soon at:
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The cards below are just a few designs painted by my son Thomas who is a research scientist in Australia. Painting is his relaxation and an antidote to looking down a microscope. Cards are £3.50 each including an envelope and postage is included. A selection of my own cards can be seen at The Surrey Guild shop.
So now it's time for us all to make new plans - or set existing ones in motion. I hope that will mean some of you will consider coming to learn about feltmaking for yourselves. Such a lovely craft for cold winter days, involving as it does warm soapy water!
I don't timetable classes but just agree dates with everyone individually. At the moment I am running the following classes, all a great introduction to wetfelting with a resist (essentially making a 3D item)
Bring me a Rose - so you can make your own small rose-topped trinket pot (as above)
Pods and Pots - producing a bowl or 'pod' big enough to gather small items
Gone to Seed - smaller pods with a seed and tendrils to use as a room scent
Fun with Felt Flowers - two felt flower brooches: another great workshop for those relatively new to felting
These classes are 3 hours long (sometimes run over) and cost £45.00 including all materials if it is the first class you have done with me and £40.00 if you have been before. I also offer a £5 discount for your workshop if you bring a friend with you.
If you prefer working with fabrics, you might like to bring your fabric stash or favourite little girls' dresses and turn them into a useful basket to treasure all those memories (see below)
Memories Basket classes are full days with a lunch-break in the middle or there is a 3-hour class, just making them by hand rather than also on a machine. The full-day class is £80.00, half days are £45.00.
MEMORIES BASKETS MADE FOR YOU
Baskets can be made specially for you.
I call these Memories Baskets because they are made of fabrics that mean something special to you. This is a much better way to 'hoard' them, than a box of old clothes!
And yes, those of you who know about these baskets already will have noticed the name has changed. Someone pointed out the baskets will represent more than just one memory!
I can also make baskets in my own fabrics (or a mixture of both) but to match your colour preferences.
The dye is cast!
The last eighteen months or so were largely spent developing my new work in plaster being sold under the name of Charles Cottage Studio: https://www.facebook.com/Charles-Cottage-Studio-156427688341159/)
I have thought hard about whether to have a separate website for this work, but for now will be giving it a separate page on this website.