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Encaustic art with the Brownies

Tonight I will be teaching 1st Prettygate Brownies the wonder of Encaustic art – that is painting with an iron! I know the girls will love it and I cannot wait to see what they paint, I just hope they aren’t as messy as the last lot of Brownies I taught. We’ll be making Mother’s
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Enamelling fun at the Old Bank

Today I ran a very busy class in Harwich teaching 7.5 ladies (the half was the proprietor Bev who had to pop in and out of class whilst she made us a scrumptious lunch) the art of Enamelling. As you can see from the photo many techniques were covered including swirling, wet packing, applying glass
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Enamelling and half term fun

This week has mostly seen me having creative adventures with my daugters: drawing on Walton beach, making creatures from toilet rolls, and generally having fun. However there was still time to squeeze in another class with Deborah, before she goes back to work. Today we looked at Enamelling, which it the fusion of glass; in
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Adventures with Firstsite

Had a very exciting meeting with Firstsite yesterday, I will keep you posted on the outcome. They are soon to have an Andy Warhol exhibition which should bring plenty of people to Colchester. We really need to start celebrating our town – it has a lot going for it!

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Encaustic art emergency

I was so pleased to be able to assist Deborah in her emergency today. What can you do when you have some time off and really want to do some crafts?  Call me, I’ll happily try and fit you in! Deborah had bought an Encaustic art kit from me a while ago but just never
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httpss://www.craftcourses.com/dashboard/certificates/gold “I’ve just had the following review from Lesley, who attended a one-to-one Needlefelting class yesterday. Just had a wonderful morning with Toni learning needle-felting. Came home with a lovely owl that I made all my own work! Toni is very friendly, very knowledgeable and has an excellent way of teacher her crafts, the time
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Making Owls

Today Lesley visited my workshop to learn how to needlefelt. She’d been given a gorgeous owl kit for Christmas but wanted to learn the basics before using it. We had a lot of fun shaping and choosing colours for our owls and then creating just the right faces! We then experimented with the feet by
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Mice in the workshop

Don’t worry it’s not a live one, I’ve been needlefelting today to make some examples for a class next week. This little chap has been needlefelted with merino wool tops and I have used a little wire to keep the structure of his arms. Squeak, squeak.

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Sorting out silver clay issues

I really enjoyed teaching Kathy silver clay on Saturday. She’d given me a list of things that she wanted to learn to take her silver clay to the next level but I discovered our main area of troubleshooting was why her work cracked. A few hours later and many tips handed over, Kathy left with
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Today I helped Nick with soldering a Raspberry Pi that he is working on – had to put on my thinking cap to recall soldering all those circuit boards one summer back when I was at Uni but it works, so between us we got there! Continuing to work on my website, trying to condense
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