Some great tutorials from ‘very purple person’!

I love some of the great tutorials ‘very purple person’ has posted on the internet especially the ultra simple cowl and hand warmers created from an upcycled scarf!  When I am drooling and admiring other crafters and artists work I always have my brain in gear thinking of ways to adapt the various shapes into my feltmaking and since I am SO TOTALLY out of time for the rest of this week drooling is about all I can do at the moment!!!

Stimulating weekend and last chance to book fibre workshops!

We had an amazing time over the last few days experimenting and creating with Dutch felter Lyda Rump!  All the participants had a brilliant time as Lyda is both an inspirational artist and a highly accomplished tutor.  Over the next couple of days I will be uploading more images to Flickr and blogging about the workshops on Clasheen.   Pop over there if you are interested in a little more information about what we all got up to from Friday to Sunday but here is an image of Gerd’s gorgeous hand dyed silk chiffon and merino neckpiece to get you inspired. 

Gerd's beautiful silk and merino neckpiece

If this has got you interested in a bit of fibre experimenting why don’t you come along to the next ‘Pick up your Needles’ session on Sunday 21st February at the Tinahely Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow?  These great sessions are organised by Irene Lundgaard and Stephanie Kennedy, felting, knitting, crochet and spinning are on offer (obviously I am facilitating the felting!) and any workshop is available for the special price of  E55 to include all materials plus ongoing tea, coffee and homemade cookies throughout the day!  If you are interested in learning a new craft or honing your skills click here to book your space or read a bit more detailed information.