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Sunday, 9 March 2014

Spring at Alder Carr Farm!

 Yesterday saw the first of a couple of hen parties that are booked in at the new HH HQ and as you can see they had blooming good fun! The decorated undies are to be hung up at the reception at Lisa's wedding, what a great idea!
 Once everyone decided which letter they would do they were off! Buttons, ribbons and beaded tassels were all part of the brief...sorry!

 And once Christina had convinced them all that they COULD do embroidery after all they completed this beautiful keepsake - there are still a few finishing touches to be added and then it will be strung together to remind Lisa of all her friends!

 Settling in at the new place has been fun, tiring and interesting with some exciting news about wool on it's way! First though a big order of buttons has landed and amongst them are these dinky little babies...
 ...and at last some reasonably priced and nice quality bamboo crochet hooks, chunky ones!

 All these things AND the workshops are selling well with these fabulous toadstools sprouting up everywhere...
 ...and happy hookers getting to grips with their 'magic circles' thanks to Jenny!

 With Spring Flowers appearing on the workshop list I'm looking forward to the crochet sessions with Joanne, her beginner's workshops are selling out fast - so many people keen to learn!
 For the more experienced hookers the Vintage Style lacy edgings, delicate edgings to apply to clothing or furnishings, perfect!
 Also new to HH HQ are the fabric printing sessions - with two sessions sold out and a further one half full I think it's gonna be a year full of pattern, the new curtains have been getting a lot of admiring glances! I'm looking forward to making some cushions with this print...and maybe some napkins...a blind? It's endless!
Please do have a look through the list below and if any of the workshops take your fancy then book in the usual way - dropping by HH HQ, giving us a ring on 07887511081 or 01449 721123

Sunday 23rd March Bath bombs and balms 11-3 £35 *two spaces left*
Saturday 29th March Beginners crochet 10-1 £35
Spring flowers 2-5 £35
Sunday 30th March Wet felted baubles 11-3 £35
Saturday 5th April Needle felting 11-3 £35
Sunday 6th April Free motion machine embroidery 11-3 £35 *one space left*
Saturday 12th April Crochet Vintage style lacy edgings 2-5 £35
Sunday 13th April Indigo batik 11-3 £35
Sunday 20th April Free motion machine embroidery 11-3 £35 *two spaces left*
 Sunday 4th May Indigo batik 11-3 £35 *three spaces left*
Sunday 18th May Fabric printing 11-3 £35 *three spaces left*
Sunday 25th May Invitation/memo boards 11-3 £35
Sunday 1st June Cushion making 11-3 £35
Sunday 8th June Natural dyeing 11-3 £35

Keep watching this space for some exciting announcements and more workshop dates coming soon!

Nic x