Toni

Just preparing for this week’s needlefelting class when I happened to glance at the calendar. I have 7 confirmed classes this month, including every one of the different classes I teach – Enamelling, Feltmaking, Flamework, Encaustic Art and Silver Clay, I am so chuffed with this. Speaking of which, I must get back to the
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Craft Experience Voucher for Christmas?

I have lots of class information available on my website www.curly-girly.co.uk, where you can also book gift vouchers for a friend, or even better get a friend to book for you! You can also email me about this. Vouchers come with a personalised gift letter describing class options and who sent it!  I teach Enamelling
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Flamework fancy

Gayle joined me today to try out making flamework beads – glass beads made using a hot head torch. We went through various stages, from making a basic donut shaped bead, to pulling stringer, shaping and even trying out the bead presses. Gayle took to the techniques straight away, I can’t wait to see her
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Enamelling for two anyone?

Sue and Sheila joined me on Wednesday for their first enamelling class, a great way to spend a day, particularly in light of that day’s politics. We tried out various techniques including swirling. I think the ladies did a great job of fusing glass to metal, don’t you?

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I was lucky enough to meet the Crafty Sew and Sews of Writtle in May when I first introduced them to Encaustic art, they had so much fun that they invited me back… this time I introduced a Christmassy theme. Encaustic art is so quick that it is perfect for painting Christmas cards, as you
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Encaustic art with Tony

Last Wednesday saw me teaching another Tony Encaustic Art. Tony had played around with Encaustic art (the art of painting with Molten wax) several years ago but now into his retirement, his wife had booked him a class as a hint, I think, to get going again. We covered all the main techniques and Tony
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