Do we consider November winter or Autumn? On beautiful sunny days like today, it is definitely autumn, though winter hit hard with frost and hail last weekend!
I hope you have been taking a look at my facebook page
and of course my newer page at
Note: I don't know why this new page has such a long link - but if you leave off the numbers it just displays an error message!
Just a reminder that with the sad demise of Dawanda, I transferred work listed there to etsy. And of course I will continue to sell on Folksy as well.
While this website will continue to be somewhere to see representative designs, some being for sale, others not, The Surrey Guild shop in Milford will be the only gallery carrying my work for the moment.
However, of course, check out the Fairs & Events page for information about where I will be over the coming months. The next venue is Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington for Sparkle where I will be selling the plaques and then on to Wootton Village Hall, near Dorking, where I will be selling felt and textile designs alongside my basketmaking teacher, Nicki, and sundry others with gorgeous work. On December 1st and 2nd I will be at the Lightbox in Woking, again with the plaques.
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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.
Wet-felting workshops for the autumn are already getting booked up, and dates are limited because of events.
I don't timetable classes but just agree dates with everyone individually. At the moment I am running:
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, and a great introduction to felting with a resist
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, come along with 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 if you want to try your hand just at hand-sewn baskets, 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.
The dye is cast!
Last year was largely spent developing my new work in plaster being sold under the name of Charles Cottage Studio (see Facebook page 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.
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.