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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Christmas Stocking

On Saturday 13th November we're running a 'Make Your Own Christmas Stocking' day. Here is the fabric we'll be using. We'll sew them into strips to make a gorgeous patchwork stocking. Here is the bundle of fabric ready and waiting to be made.

Half Term

Lots of exciting classes this week. Tomorrow is our craft day for children and here are some pre cut triangles ready to hand sew some bunting. Here is my delightful Button Mosaic class. We used some bright colourful buttons from the Button Company and grouted them into an initial. Well done Ella, Megan, Issy, Ashlea and Ellie.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Finished!


I've been quiet because I've been working hard to finish the final corrections and touches to the crochet book that's out in the Spring. This is called: Cute & Easy Crochet and will be available from February. Here is a preview front cover, though it may not be the exact one.
Am completely delighted with this book. It looks really gorgeous, the projects are all really great, there's nothing in there that I don't like or feel I've compromised on.
We've been testing out many of the patterns in our crochet workshops, so thanks to all those who have been involved and to the many Dancing Hens customers and friends who have helped.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Quilted Bag

Here is a gorgeous bag that Jill made this week. It's a Mandy Shaw designed bag. We're thinking of opening up a class to teach how to make this. It's a really good size. Mandy's bag designs always work really well. Please let me know if you're interested in coming on a class and we'll set one up.

Bunting

Sue's bunting from our evening crochet class made with all the different edgings that we learned

Thursday, 7 October 2010

New Cushion Kit

With the enormous help from Jill Holden, this is the new cushion kit at the Dancing Hens Studio that I just finished off last night. Very easy and aimed at beginner's or simply anyone who likes the cushion. It's made up of cut outs of little love bird shapes and appliqued on using a blanket stitch. All the materials for the kit, including the applique cotton will be in the kit. The only thing you'll need is an 18in cushion pad, a tapestry/embroidery needle and a sewing machine. I'm just waiting for the little bags to arrive to put the contents in and then it'll be ready for sale.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Well done Dancing Hens Students

Well done Alison, Jane and Charlotte in the Broken China Mosaic class this week. We're holding another class in a couple of weeks and a special children's Button Mosaic class in half term.
Well done Louise! Louise is a complete beginner and has only been coming to our Wednesday evening sewing class for a couple of sessions. This week she finished her first bag.

Well done also to my crochet classes for attempting the beautiful edgings this week and my fabulous other students who all came to our classes this week.

Hen Keeping Class

We had such fun today at the 'Introduction to Hen Keeping Class'. It was a lovely change to have some real hens in the Studio to handle.