Sunday, January 23, 2011

2011 Workshops at Precious Purl

Time to get excited about 2011 Workshops!

We are starting off the year with a bang!

Our first workshop for the year will be with Robyn Steel-Strickland, author of this great little book of "Irresistibly Beautiful Projects."
Robyn is a past president of Victorian Feltmakers, felter extraordinaire, and a very experienced teacher. She's also lots of fun!
This will be a technique based day for beginning Felters.

Date: Saturday 26th February
Time: 10.30 - 4 -30pm
Place: Precious Purl
Cost: $99 inc all materials and equipment
There are limited places, so register your interest now by sending me an email,(go to my profile for address)
All details and registration form will be sent to you.
I will be at Precious Purl next Saturday 29th January, our last day of holiday trading before resuming normal trading days/hours on Wednesday 2nd February, if you want to register in person. However, we already have several participants, so I would get in early to ensure your place.

Edited: This workshop is now full, but you can still register your interest by email, as we plan to run another soon.

Other workshops in the pipeline are Crochet with the wonderful crochet Queen Penny O'Neill, Knitting with Jude Skeers well known knitwear designer of Moebius Wrap fame, Cobweb Felting with Pam, using her wonderfully lustrous Merino/Silk Laps, dyed to your order and more, stay tuned!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef in Upwey!

I finally managed to find the time to see this wonderful Satellite of the worldwide project. It happens to be about 5 minutes from home, so I visited Friday, then again today with my camera, 2 different groups of friends, 2 chances for a coffee!
Sadly, it finishes tomorrow 9th Jan at "Burrinja" the Arts Centre and Cafe on Glenfern Rd in Upwey.
 Hurry!  Well worth a look!

Many people, of all ages, have crocheted pieces for this fabulous project combining Maths and Craft, while highlighting the effects of Global warming on our Reefs and the huge impact of Plastics on our Oceans.

(A little fuzzy, still learning about my Flash/Focus )
This section of "bleached" coral was amazing! It was hard to pick the few pieces of  "real" thing from the crocheted  pieces. 

Even a little Nemo!
All this crochet is making me think it is time to get some more Crochet Workshops happening at
Precious Purl.

If you do get to Burrinja!! Check out the beautiful paintings in the Cafe, painted by my talented neighbour, Gabrielle Ridgeway!