Saturday, 26 February 2011

Textures in Felt

We had a fabulous felt making workshop today with Alyson Evans. Alyson showed us various methods to create textures in felt such as attaching things to the surface, placing objects in the middle of the felt, using resists, cutting and manipulating the wet felt. Her clear instructions, encouragement and her obvious love of felt making got us all keen to create our own masterpieces! She was always on hand to offer advice and help when required but also encouraged everyone to experiment and try out their own ideas. Although quite tiring, it was a most enjoyable and productive day.

I forgot my camera but took a few photos on my phone and the quality isn’t great.

One of Alyson's samples

Texture created using add ons and cutting

Lovely curly fibres added to create texture

More add ons and resist method

Forest scene created using added fibres

More resist method

Fibres added before felting process

More trapped fibres

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Contemporary Jewellery Wire & Bead Workshops

Some of you may be interested in classes being run by Michelle Pilkington at Number 6 Studio Gallery at Pateley Bridge. They are aimed at beginners as well as the more experienced. The classes focus on learning techniques which can be adapted to your own work and particular style.

Michelle is offering Friday Workshops from 6 May 2011 10.00 am - 4.00 pm, as well as evening workshops between 6 pm and 9.30 pm on Wednesdays. Details can be obtained by telephoning the adult learning service on 08453 002412 or emailing

If you would like to contact Michelle direct please contact Hazel who has details.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011


For those of you who did not manage to get to the exhibition at The Quilt Museum, York the photograph above shows the majority of the rainbow squares produced by the members of the Yorkshire & the Humber Region of the Embroiderers' Guild.

Unfortunately there were still 2 or 3 branches squares missing. For one reason and another we have never yet achieved hanging them all together, but at least this time they were much better colour co-ordinated. Our very grateful thanks go to the Museum staff and volunteers for putting on such an excellent display for us.