Great Day At Howden Show

A few photos from Saturday at Howden County Show. Our free mini workshops were a great success with young, old and and even the men having a go #realmencraft Raised some money for the Royal British Legion and, despite falling over and completely embarrassing myself (just as the re-enactment people started firing their guns), it was a lovely day. Thanks for inviting me Anna from Blacksmith Shop Crafts See you on Sunday for the hare workshop. Thanks also to young Anna (in the photos) for being such great company and for doing so well in the handicraft entries. Don’t spend it all at once 🙂 I just love County shows; always a great showcase for local talent and the areas idiosyncrasies, also we’re so damn good at them. The weird and wonderful all gathered together in the best possible way! Which reminds me; congratulations Foggathorpe Meadow on the grand opening of your compostable toilet 🚽 😀

Sadly, no Welly Wanging at Howden but I do believe the world championships are coming up soon at Upperthong Village in the Holme Valley.

Spring Hares Workshop Crafternoon; a big dose of craft therapy

Don’t they all look fabulous!!!

 

It was definitely a battle of the ears at yesterday’s workshop. Look at them all fighting for the limelight 

It was another busy afternoon at Blacksmith Shop Crafts and for some it was their second and even third workshop with me. Now that could mean one of two things; they really enjoy my workshops and are needle felting addicts or, I’m doing something wrong  I’m pretty sure it’s the former though. Thoroughly fabulous afternoon with a healthy over indulgence of craft, cake, tea and great conversation. A crafting collective; what could be better! Also a great reason for me to escape the virtual world for a little while and hang out with real people.  I came out feeling so much lighter, despite the amount of cake I had eaten!!! Talk about crafts as therapy…

 

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Another Great Workshop

 

Saturday afternoons workshop, foxes; the bold, beautiful and brazen. What a great afternoons results from a group of complete beginners. Thank you so much for attending ladies. You were great company and worked so hard to get your foxes finished. Well worth the extra hour. I had another wonderful afternoon in great company. A massive well done to everyone. The foxes were fantastic and each one unique.
Thank you Anna at Blacksmith Shop Crafts for providing a lovely afternoon, venue and feast of cakes. See you on the 24th for the Spring Hares workshop.

 

 

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Fox Workshop – 10th March 2018

fox workshop fb event.pngMarch 10th, 12pm-4pm

Cost £45; gift vouchers available.
Contact Anna at the link below or call: 01757288541

Book Now!

Maximum of ten for this workshop and they always fill up fast.

Unlock your creativity and spend the afternoon with me learning how to make a fantastic needle felted fox.
This half day workshop is tailored for complete beginners or those just wanting to improve their needle felting technique. It also gives me a chance to spend time with ‘real’ people.

No sewing and no tricky patterns. Just a barbed needle and a handful of wool!

The afternoon will, as always, be relaxed and informal with one to one tuition, a guarantee of tea, cake and a beautiful fox to take home. All materials will be provided. It’s the perfect way to get away from the noise of daily life, learn a new craft or to treat you and your mum to some creative time together before Mother’s Day.

Blacksmith Shop Crafts is close to York, Leeds, Hull, Beverley and Lincolnshire and this lovely venue is set in a renovated 19th century blacksmith’s forge. I can personally vouch for Anna’s delicious cakes, wonderful hospitality and calming environment.

I will be adding another date for Spring Hares on the 24th March, and hopefully dates for July and September.

 

 

Rustic Robin Needle Felting Workshops

 

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Rustic Robin Needle Felting Workshops

Saturday 30th September, 12 -4pm

Saturday 4th November, 12 -4pm

Get crafting for Christmas and spend the afternoon with me learning how to make one of these gorgeous needle felted Rustic Robins.

These half day workshops are tailored for complete beginners or those just wanting to improve their needle felting technique.

No sewing and no tricky patterns. Just a barbed needle and a handful of wool!

The afternoon will be relaxed and informal with one to one tuition, a guarantee of tea, cake (and mince pies), banter and a beautiful Robin to take home. All materials will be provided. Cost £45; gift vouchers available. Contact Anna to book your place at the link below or call: 01757 288541

http://blacksmithshopcrafts.co.uk/contact/

Maximum of ten for this workshop. Previous workshops have filled up very quickly!

Close to York, Leeds, Hull, Beverley and Lincolnshire, this lovely venue is set in a renovated 19th century blacksmith’s forge and, I can personally vouch for Anna’s delicious cakes and wonderful hospitality.

I will be hopefully be adding more dates as and when time allows. http://www.lincolnshirefenncrafts.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop Saturday

Great day with the ladies at Saturday’s workshop. Tea, cake, and creativity; is there a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon…

Fabulous results from everyone and a big thanks to Anna from Blacksmith Shop Crafts whose company, and venue, was a joy as always! The cake helped and hope you have all recovered from the Earl Grey error? Fortunately mutiny was avoided when Yorkshire Tea came to the rescue…

More dates coming soon for Rustic Robin workshops!

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Didn’t They Do Well!!!


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Didn’t they do well! Great afternoon, great company and great results. Each one different and with its own personality; just one of the many joys of handmade crafts. Everyone attending was a first time needle felter and one a first time ever crafter!

Thank you to Anna at Blacksmith Shop Crafts and everyone who attended for a lovely afternoon of tea, chat and, best of all, creativity. It’s amazing what you can achieve once you get to it so don’t put off opening those craft boxes and kits any longer!

Looking forward to a return visit in May.

Road Trip


Fuzzies ready for tomorrow’s road trip and I’m looking forward to this years first workshop at blacksmithshopcrafts It will be lovely to have some ‘human’ contact for a change and introduce some new faces to this great craft. The fuzzies only agreed to come when I told them about Anna’s fabulous cakes 🍰Next workshop 20th May at the same venue but only 3 of the 10 spaces left. Have a lovely weekend.