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An account of My crafting and teaching journey

Spring has sprung!

Well after being extremely busy during the months leading up to the Country Living Fair and then completely exhausted after it, I haven’t had time to play for awhile. Last Thursday I started playing with wet felting and tried making a scarf. Today I decided to try and make a large bag. I have made […]

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Country Living Stand take 2 (6)

Amid making tons and tons of stock I am also constantly worrying about size of stand, how people can fit in stand, and where products can go… so this is take 2 on the blog but actually it is about take 7 since end of January. So I’ve since receieved my big book of information […]

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Country Living Stand

My fab friends Phil, Laura, and Frank and my mum have been helping me with ideas for my stand at the Country Living Fair. I did some sketches and showed them to Phil and Frank who both thought I needed a t0 have a  shell that was designed to scale to help me with my […]

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Snow Day! Stock Day!

Well it snowed the night before last and my mum and I decided to have a snow day. Living in a small village means that the roads stay icy for way longer than the main roads and we decided it would be safer to stay in the warm. So I had a stock making day. […]

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Schoolwork Spring Flowers

After having 40 bags of wet beads hanging in the conservatory two weeks ago, I now have had 40 flowers drying. And they are beautiful! The children chose some amazing colours for their flowers. When I returned some of the flowers to the students, they were amazed at how well they came out. I put […]

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Felted Flowers

Country Living Magazine Spring Fair!

Well last week I learned that I had been accepted as a stall holder and demonstrator at the Country Living Spring Fair in London in March…eeek! That’s just 6 weeks to make enough stock to fill a large stall. I applied in the middle of January after seeing a link on someones blog about winning […]

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Schoolwork

I have been back at school teaching this week and loving every minute of it! I am teaching 2 afterschool groups and 1 art class during the school day at 3 schools in Lincolnshire through CFBT. I am working with all different primary school age groups and this first week they all made the jelly […]

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Stamford Class: Wet Felted Vessels/Bowls/Bags

What an amazing class today. I had 7 lovely women join me for an all day workshop at the arts centre in Stamford. We spent the morning layering our bowls/bags with super colourful merino wool, silk and sparkle and then we began to felt it. Felting takes a long time.. lots of agitation…lots of soap…lots […]

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