Post Box Café Craft Workshops
Come along and make Needle Felted Animals - at the excellent new venue - next to Chorton Post Office on Wilbraham Road.
In the first session you will be shown how to use the needle felting tools to make a penguin and then you will make an animal of your choice. Your model animal will make a great gift and is small and light enough to pop in a box and post!
A selection of needle felted animals
Bookings are now being taken for the series of four workshops starting on Tuesday 7th May and then every Tuesday 7-9pm, £44.
Also, come and make a Needle Felted Bird at Beetle Felt Studio on Saturday 8th June 10am-2pm, £32. Needle Felt Bird Workshop
Felt Making workshops with Carol Mowl
We have a great selection of Felt Making Summer Schools to look forward to. This year we are offering you the chance to get stuck into Needle Felt, Nuno techniques and Vessel Forms.
During the needle felting summer school you will get the chance to experiment and explore making textures for picture making and you will make animals too.
Photos from the Needle Felted Picture making workshop
“Thank you for the lovely photos and a great workshop. I love my picture and will embellish it some more!” Maureen
Introduction to Patchwork with Lisa Watson
We are pleased to have -talented and experienced tutor- Lisa teaching a series of four Introduction to Patchwork workshops.
Lisa will introduce you to quilting techniques such as Suffolk Puffs, Cathedral window, log cabin and traditional pieced patchwork.
Starting on Monday 13th May 7-9pm, £64, book onto the workshops by following the link - Introduction to Patchwork
Photos of traditional patchwork, Cathedral window and Suffolk puffs from Lisa's Patchwork workshops
Crochet with Charly Lamb
We have more lovely crochet workshops with Charly for May and June. Come along for a refresher or start from scratch and learn the different stitches. Book onto the series of three workshops starting on Friday 7th June, £52. http://www.beetlefelt.co.uk/workshop_crochet.html
Photos from Charly's April Crochet Workshops
Willow Basket Weaving with Juliette Hamilton
I am bursting with pride as I have made a willow frame basket. It is now looking very rustic with my naturally dyed wools in it waiting for when I get a spare moment to continue knitting my socks.
With the expert guidance of Juliette we are planning more Willow
Weaving workshops for 2013 including Willow Chickens in July a Willow Obelisk workshop in September and Willow Decorations in November.
Pictures from the April Willow Basket Weaving workshop
Felt Hat Making with Carol Mowl
We had such a wonderful time chatting and the added bonus of producing superb hats. If you fancy a great day making a fantastic hat, then join in the next hat making workshop on Sunday 21st July 10am-2pm, £36. Felt Hat Workshop
Photos and feedback from the April Felt Hat making workshop
“Thank you so much for running such an excellent course. It was hugely enjoyable and felt like real value for money too (a rare thing these days).” Vicky
Coiled Basket Making with Dee Sayce
I’m spinning a round and enjoying making Coiled Baskets. We all enjoyed choosing from a wonderful selection of materials. We choose to make our baskets using silk fabrics, threads, rags, cord and pine needles. You can catch up with Dee making coiled baskets on Sunday 30th June 10-1pm, £30.
Coiled Basket Workshop
Photos and feedback from the April Coiled Basket Workshop
“I loved the course yesterday - thank you once again.” Anna Rourke
Dates for your Diary
Green Walk Arts and crafts Weekend Saturday 4th May and Sunday 5th May noon-6pm Green Walk is off Wood Road Whalley Range, Manchester. An exhibition by local artists of paintings, ceramics, glass, photography and more. Home made food and drinks on the Green.
Chorlton Arts Festival ~ 17th - 26th May Annual week of arts for the community. For event listings and contact details www.chorltonartsfestival.com
Chorlton Open Gardens Sunday June 23rd 2013, 11-5pm. Raising money for victims of torture. We will have a dye garden ready for you to enjoy and we will be demonstrating dyeing with garden plants that give colour to fabric, fleece and yarn. www.chorltonopengardens.org.uk
Manchester Mela Saturday 6th and 7th July 2013 Platt Fields Park Manchester. Music, food and entertainment. Come and meet Beetle Felt tutors running craft workshops.
Rag Bags next meeting is Sunday 26th May and then 23rd June. We are meeting up on the last Sunday of the month every month at the ‘Nip and Tipple’ pub to continue rag rugging projects and try out different techniques to recycle rags into beautiful things. If you would like to be kept informed about this get together, then email Rag Bags in the subject line to email@example.com http://www.nipandtipple.com/events/
Chorlton Knits meet on the first and third Thursday, 6-8pm. Friendly and informal group of knitters meeting in the Lloyds pub, Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester. Facebook page: ChorlltonKnits.