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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Moda Fabrics

New Moda fabrics have arrived! Going up on the Laughing Hens website, will be ready to purchase tomorrow... Please see the following link to our Laughing Hens Facebook page to view all the fabrics:



 

Friday, 20 January 2012

Ever felt like this?

Workshop Schedule Feb/March

Crochet Workshops (Beginners & Intermediate)

Saturday 4th February 2012
Saturday 7th April 2012

Sewing Workshops (Quilting - Hand Piecing Hexagons)
Saturday 18th February 2012
Saturday 14th April 2012

Knitting Workshops
Saturday 24th March 2012 (Refreshers)
Saturday 24th March 2012 (Fairisle/Intarsia)

Crochet Information:
Beginner's Crochet: 9.30am till 12.30pm
This will cover crochet from the very beginning and is suitable for total beginners or those wanting to practice the basic stitches. You'll learn:

How to hold the hook and yarn
Double, treble crochet, slip stitch
How to crochet in the round
Crochet a flower

Intermediate Crochet: 1.30pm till 4.30pm
You'll further practice your knowledge of basic crochet and increase your stitches and techniques. You'll be offered instruction in:

Waves & Chevrons
Clusters
Thistle stitch
Raised Flower Squares
Bobbles
Loops

If anyone from the Intermediate class has a specific technique they'd like covered, please let me know and I will schedule it in.
Each class costs £35.
Practice wools and hooks will be provided and a chance to see some work in progress from the new crochet book I'm working on.

Hand Quilting Information


Hand Piecing Hexagon Workshop
This workshop runs from 9.30am to 12.30pm
We'll cover cutting out the paper templates, fabrics and learning how to piece them together.
This is a hand sewing technique and is suitable for both beginners and intermediate sewers.

Knitting Information

Refreshers
This workshop runs from 9.30am to 12.30pm
For knitters who can already cast on, cast off, knit and purl.
If you'd like to gain some confidence and get your knitting off the ground, this is the workshop for you.
We'll learn techniques on increasing and decreasing, how to make a simple flower, make a picot edging and learn how to knit textured stitches.

Colourwork: Fairisle & Intarsia
This workshop runs from 9.30am to 12.30pm
For knitters who already have a basic knowledge of knitting and can already cast on, cast off, knit & purl.
Learn how to use colour, carry your work along the back neatly and learn the techniques for inserting a motif into your work.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Samples

Just finished some samples for a new jumper going in the new crochet book I'm writing for Cico Books and also a tea cosy for a new craft magazine. Very productive day.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Poppies

Just made some poppies for a commission for a new craft magazine coming out soon:

Will be learning these on our next Crochet workshop on Saturday 4th February. Places still available.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Crochet & Sewing Workshops

Crochet Workshop (Beginners & Intermediate) - Saturday 14th January and Saturday 4th February
Sewing Workshop (Quilting - Hand Piecing Hexagons) - Saturday 18th February

Beginner's Crochet: 9.30am till 12.30pm

This will cover crochet from the very beginning and is suitable for total beginners or those wanting to practice the basic stitches. You'll learn:

How to hold the hook and yarn
Double, treble crochet, slip stitch
How to crochet in the round
Crochet a flower

Intermediate Crochet: 1.30pm till 4.30pm

You'll further practice your knowledge of basic crochet and increase your stitches and techniques:

New stitches including:
Thistle stitch
Squares
Bobbles & Puffs

If anyone from the Intermediate class has a specific technique they'd like covered, please let me know and I will schedule it in.

Each class costs £35.

Practice wools and hooks will be provided and a chance to see some work in progress from some of my projects for the new Baby Crochet book I'm working on.

There will be a free pattern for each session included.

Hand Piecing Hexagon Workshop
This will run from 9.30 to 12.30
We'll cover cutting out the paper templates, fabrics and learning how to piece them together. It's a hand sewing technique and is suitable for both beginners and intermediate sewers.
If you'd like to book for any of these workshops, please email as soon as possible as places are limited.

I really hope you can come, it's a great opportunity to spend some time learning to crochet or sewing either with a friend or on your own with other like-minded people in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Classes will be held in Radlett, Herts.

Craftseller Projects

I will be writing for Craftseller this year and my first commission is 3 glasses cases and a bag. They will be coming out in issue 8, out on the 14th February. Here are some pics:

I'm Back

Been away from my blog for a while, but am back for New Year! Happy New Year to all who read me and I hope it's going to be a good one for you.