Christmas is over again and what a strange one that was!
We don't seem to be having the brightest of starts to 2021 but must look forward with hope in our hearts, and await news from all the events organisers with dates for exhibitions and selling opportunities for 2021. In particular, I was involved with massive arrangements for The Surrey Guild of Craftsmen's touring exhibition - Elements Redefined. One by one the dates had to be postponed - including Sandown Park, New Ashgate Gallery, Guildford House... and more. Our first projected date for 2021 is March 5-7th at the Contemporary Art Fair at Sandown Park. Keeping fingers and toes crossed.
Workshops in a Wallet - these kits proved incredibly popular - I'm so pleased so many people are still keen to learn about feltmaking! The kits include everything except my presence. These will continue to be available by emailing me, or from craftcourses.com.
The options are listed on the drop-down page (hover over Other Interesting Goodies and the drop-down will appear)
The two newest are Creepies and Crawlies (aimed at fun for children £17.50) and Loving Lavender (£20.00).
CORONAVIRUS REASSURANCE: The paper and wool are from new packs only handled with vinyl gloves on. The plastic wallet, brooch pins and my contact card have only been handled with gloved hands in the 5 days (or more) prior to packing your purchase. The only thing over which I have no control is the outer packaging.
Meanwhile, ArtisanryCo.co.uk and Luxecellence.com have taken off and I am listing work with them. Please check out the page on What's for Sale and Where, or go direct to each of the websites for my work and items from other sellers. Both sites are still finding their feet, but aiming at top quality, high end products, so I do hope you will take a look at both.
Plaster casts will, increasingly, be added to those two websites, but in the meantime, do contact me if you like the idea of something simple and classy for a gift. They range from £30.00 for a small circular plaque to £95.00 as currently on Luxecellence, with plenty more in the £40-50.00 price bracket.
You will find my Well Urned Rest page has not progressed very much - a combination of some teething problems with the website AND with some of the designs as I have now decided to make everything more affordable, and thus there's a lot of redesigning going on! Anyway, I hope you will check out www.wellurnedrest.com from time to time and also the facebook page:
www.facebook.com/wellurnedrest. Meanwhile I've sold some of my lovely vessels just as decorative items - unusual gifts for a wedding, perhaps, or just for something eye-catching at home.
I will continue to sell cards - those 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 in Milford.
As many of you already know, I don't timetable classes but just agree dates with everyone individually. Once we get back out of lockdown I shall be running them again - from December 7th onwards.
These are the current workshops, all a great introduction to wetfelting with a resist (essentially making a 3D item)
Bring me a Rose - make a 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 (as in the top picture)
Fun with Felt Flowers - two felt flower brooches: another great workshop for those relatively new to felting. If you have bought this workshop as a Workshop in a Wallet, you will have a £5 voucher off this class included in your pack.
These classes are 3 hours long (often run over) and cost £45.00 including all materials. I also offer a £5 discount for your own workshop if you bring a friend with you.
I am still running Memories Baskets workshops so you can make something truly memorable from your saved fabrics or garments, see below.
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!
I can also make baskets in my own fabrics (or a mixture of both yours and mine) but to match your colour preferences.