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Sunday, January 2, 2011

May the Rose of (y)our New Year unfold beautifully!

A Happy New Year to you all! 
May it unfold for you and all of us beautifully!

Why not try out to felt this white rose yourself,  by visiting http://www.owning-alpaca.com/felting-project.html and download the free instructions and use up some of your wool, white or otherwise? :-)
It is a lovely website, presenting very well all aspects of rearing and nurturing wool bearers (alpacas in this case) and woolcrafty makers, especially felters!

Which brings us to our first event if 2011, a whole day course in wet-felting (skill-level: intermediate - advanced) this coming Thursday. It is already almost fully booked, but one half day space from 10 - 1pm is still available to date, for a £20 (£15 concession) course fee. Anyone interested and free to seize the day?

We will there also plan ahead for the year to come, having already decided that our free Saturday sessions in the town hall will slightly change:
From now on we will offer only one very specific craft project every sessions, such as picture felting, or felting a specific animal, or felting flowers, or weaving, etc etc.

What will be offered when will be decided by who is available to instruct and to support.
That will also determine which age groups can be catered for. If possible we will have one different kind of activity for very small children (such as making cards with glue, or doing basic wetfleting) who can not do the needlefelting. 

We particularily would like it if you can let us know if you are planning to come, and what age groups you are bringing. That way we can plan ahead better to avoid dissappointment for kids and mums especially. The vision and purpose of the Saturday noon Making Space sessions are skill sharing, and that means that we need to make sure that everybody gets a fair chance, too, to learn a skill so to enjoy it themselves as well as get empowered to pass it on :-)

So, watch this space for updates as to what happens when,maybe make sure you have either Anneruth's or Vicen's mobile phone numbers, too? And thank you for always letting us know your feedback and your wishes, too!

See you soon!

a handwoven baby blanket from handspun alpaca, fulled and needle felted with plantdyed alpaca,

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