Thursday, 10 November 2016

Needle felting at Lymefield Arts & Crafts Centre

Always being ready to try something new, two of your committee members attended a workshop in needle felting, led by experienced textile artist Hannah Dodd.  There were four people in the group and our aim was to produce a needle felted bird - here they are:

We all think they are wonderful!  The wire legs and feet still need to be covered with wool but, whilst waiting, the birds thought they would have a snack.  Their creators gave each bird a name - mine is second from the left and Ann's is third from the left, with beautiful golden eyebrows.

As my little bird appears to have a humped back, he was named Richard the Bird.

You can see more of Hannah's work on her website at:

The gallery at Lymefield is a great place to learn something new, so try to keep abreast of the workshops on offer.  An extra encouragement is that you receive a slice of Maxine's delicious cake!

Sunday, 6 November 2016

'Tantalising Textures' workshop at Pendle Branch

Last weekend three members of Glossop Branch travelled to a one-day workshop being held by Pendle branch: 'Tantalising Textures' by Sandra Wallace.  It was an unexpected and happy surprise to find that one of the other attendees was Val Coleshaw, North West Regional Chair who is pictured with her beadwork sample.

We all produced some samples of beading and Tyvek which could be used to add texture to our work.

Sandra Wallace is a very experienced embroiderer and tutor, here is some of her work:

and here is a close-up of the intricate beadwork:-

We were made to feel very welcome and all had an enjoyable day, making new friends at Pendle branch.  They have promised to visit us in Glossop next spring.

Pendle branch members have taken part in a Capability Brown exhibition at Gawthorpe Hall, which we visited during the week to admire the beautiful work on display.