Wednesday, 22 July 2015

August Craft Workshops

Delicate papier mache bowls I made
Waiting for those papier mache bowls to dry out.
Firstly here is the list of Handmade Happiness craft workshops for August: 

Thursday August 6th:  Make a Fairy
Thursday August 13th: Make a Bracelet
Thursday August 20th: Five decorative embroidery stitches
Thursday August 27th: Sew an Applique picture with Pam Dew

The cost is £10 per person to include a glass of wine, tea/coffee and snacks and materials.
Venue is Winton House, Petersfield from 7pm to 9pm. Please book and pay at the shop.

I was planning a papier mache bowl making session as well. I tried out some bowls as you can see and found they took at least 24 hours to dry out. Not much good for a two hour craft session especially as they are difficult to take home when sticky and soggy!

So we'll do embroidery instead. I love the Japanese 'Boro' stitching so that will be one of the inspirations for that session.

In case you are interested I used torn pieces of white tissue paper (the gift wrapping kind) and diluted half and half PVA glue to make the bowls above. I still have to paint them and add some Dutch gold leaf to the inside of one so they aren't ready yet. But they were easy to do. Just remember to cover the mould object with cling film before you lay on the soaked tissue so you can peel the bowl off easily. And then wait .... and keep waiting until at last they are dry!

By the way if you want to learn how to crochet there are still some places left on our crochet workshop on Thursday July 30th same time, same place.  Pam Dew will be tutoring the class and I'll be there to help.

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