"I have never tried wet felting, I have only done fulling (knitting up a project and then felting it) I love this, but would like to try some other variations of felting. I love the comments and ideas that I have seen, it inspires me. Judy your wool…"
"Hello to all. I am a a free motion embroiderer/sketcher who also happens to have a small flock of sheep. My goal for 2013 is to combine my two hobbies. I love to wet felt(really still in the novice stage) and love free motion stitching (sort of past…"
I've been learning all my life... From my Mum, from school (and I did dressmaking GCE O level), Girls' Brigade, family friends (crochet). I became adept at teaching myself crafts from books, so learned this way how to do macrame, tatting, patchwork... I took adult evening classes in pattern-cutting and day schools in coggeshall lace, feltmaking and smocking. When I became ill with ME/CFS, I did a lot of needlepoint and knitting. Then I learned from a lovely lady in a nearby town how to do bobbin lace. Once my younger daughter started school, I started City and Guilds in Creative Textiles (Embroidery) in Bristol and adult education has also allowed me to undertake classes in bookbinding, stained glass, drawing, spinning and rugmaking. I tried to take a distance learning/correspondence course in machine embroidery but found this impossible due to poorly communicated expectations and standards. I'm learning all the time, enjoy attending the odd workshop but my health is too poor at the moment to commit to anything much.
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Hello Sue, Lovely to hear from you and I am so sorry thatyour health has not been too good,. I hope that you will enjoy a much healthier and very happy 2010. Keep warm and safe in this freezing weather!
Thanks for the Gift; it was so nice to unexpectedly bump into you on Boxing Day. Hope you find 2010 is a better healthier year for you; maybe we can get together in the new year. I leave it to you, when you feel stronger, just let me know. Regards to your family, too.
Hello Sue, I've just joined your feltmaking group and then realised you live near Bristol (where I'm now from) and noticed the message from Sheila below. She and I met at embroidery group last year! So I thought I must say hello, to a fellow textiles lover who lives nearby!
That must have been a marathon, refurbishing and then embellishing all the costumes for the dance production; your embellishments and decorations look so interesting,
What with the decorating and this as well you must be feeling better than you have been and now just about ready for a rest! Look forward to meeting you during the NSAW at Worle. Best wishes
Hi Sue. Welcome to the Goldwork Group. I don't live too far away from you - Somerton near Street and Glastonbury. Funnily enough my daughter-in-law lived in Portishead like Annabel, in Down Road. I wonder if they knew each other. I am essentially an embroiderer who dabbles in other aspects of needlework as well. D have a look at my website if you like - gracelister alice. I am a keen member of the Embroiderers' Guild and teach embroidery as well although only locally as I am very deaf. I have done Needlelace but not Bobbin Lace - have always intended to do so but now haven't the time as I am involved in so much else. I am sure you will find the Goldwork Group very interesting. Grace