As I look out of my window today there is some definite signs of spring on the way and it is time to come out of the winter hibernation and get crafty!.
Spring is a sign of renewal and with a few flowers appearing along the hedgerows we are all beginning to feel a little more joyous. With Mothers day and Spring just around the corner there are lots of reasons to shake of the cloudy skies and get crafting to bring some cheer into your home.
If you need some inspiration we have quite a few workshops lined up and with a focus on sustainability . A bunch of blooming flowers is always nice to receive but they will wilt ( don’t forget to put them in your compost bin) so how about attending our flowers rag rugging workshop and we will show you how to make beautiful flowers from upcycled fabric?
Another great versatile craft to try is our ever popular Indian Block printing workshop, you could print a tote bag or maybe some fresh crisp pillowcases or a cushion….or all of them!
Of course as we step into spring and start to venture out into the garden we will of course be looking at a range of bunting…sheep and apple trees anybody?
I haven’t decided – crochet or knitting or can I do both?.
So are you a knitter or do you favour crochet or maybe you have learnt to do both, do you think one is easier that one is easier that the other….so many questions?
I have dabbled with both of these crafts over the years but would not say that I am fluent in either!. Both knitting and crochet will enable you to make lots of clothing item, home decor and of course soft toys that may become a family heirloom.
Maybe you don’t really have a preference and it is just the purchasing of the beautiful skeins of yarn that attracts you…or have you attended one of our workshops and are now hooked?
Over the next few months I will let you know how I get on with my renewed interest in these crafts but in the interim let me know if you have a favourite and why?.
We are ready to craft and it would be great if you could join us. This year we will be introducing some new crafts just for you at our studio in Leicestershire. We are very much thinking about sustainability and how we can reduce waste and if you know anybody who crafts, you’ll know that they like to keep all their little odds and ends of materials…just in case.
A great way of using scraps of fabric is some patchwork. Large quilts might spring to mind but patchwork is great for smaller projects and compliments denim very well. If you have a hole or worn bit in your jeans now is the time to patch it! Patchwork can be very simple to start with, just cut your fabric remnants or maybe a preloved shirt into squares or strips and then sew right sides together, open out the seams and press. Once you have a few pieces of patchwork then sew then to your garment. This can be a very simple but effective running stich and voila – extra wear from a garment that you may have otherwise discarded.
If you would like to have a rummage through our fabric scraps and try some patchwork why not book onto one of our workshops?.