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Thursday, 22 May 2014

Keef and Dolores!

 There's been a lot going on at the new HH HQ and as usual it involves some clever creative people, wool and generally making a mess...I was dragged away to the Country Living Spring Fair and then spent most of the day cuddling a sheep, talking to a lovely lady called Pam who (amongst other stuff) runs natural dyeing workshops in Wales!
Dyeing being one of my favourite things to do imagine how excited I was to find that you can dye with chalk paints - the pretty yarns that appeared before our eyes were perfect for the spring flowers workshop with Joanne.
 Crochet is one of those things that people seem to fall in love with and you can't blame them when you see some of the cutest creations being formed and as Jenny thinks the toadstools need some gnomes guess what has just been added to the list below...
 Keen eyed visitors to HH HQ will have noticed the pretty prints on the white curtains - the printed fabric workshops have caused more than a ripple of excitement! There's another one added to the list for the end of this month - book swiftly to avoid disappointment! We also now have the rollers in stock for you to buy so you can fill your world with pattern...

 Sunglasses are optional...
 Jenny and I had a lot of fun making up the samples for Joanne's next set of crochet classes, Keef on the left and Dolores on the right! They came out on the bike with me yesterday and Jenny really missed having them keep her company in the shop...they're back now and advertising the Bears and Bunnies Crochet Workshop on Saturday 14th June 2-5 the yarn we're using is from West Yorkshire Spinners and it is British wool spun in Keighly!
Beginners crochet session on the morning of June 14th is a Granny Square Pin Cushion 10-1 - get hooking!
Friday 23rd May - Needle Felted Bunny 
Saturday 31st May - Fabric Printing
Sunday 8th June - Natural Dyeing
Saturday 14th June - Crochet with Joanne Scrace, beginners 10-1 and Amigurami (the cheeky creatures above...) 2-5
Sunday 15th June - Needle Felted Beach Huts
Friday 27th June - Free Motion Machine Embroidery
Sunday 29th June - Beginners Knitting
Sunday 6th, 13th, 21st July - Socks! £60 for all three sessions, there is homework inbetween dates, you will make a pair of socks.
Saturday 12th July - Bunting!
Friday 18th July - Advanced Needle Felting, a class on faces you will make a Green Man
Saturday 26th July - Quilted Patchwork Mat
Sunday 27th July - A Knitting Needle Roll
Saturday 2nd August - Crochet, make a gnome with Jenny!
Saturday 3rd August - Free Motion Machine Embroidery
Saturday 9th August - Make a Vintage Style Clasp Bag
Sunday 17th and 31st - Seasonal Natural Dyeing with Plants!
Saturday 23rd August - Print Fabric and Make an Apron
Sunday 24th August - Print Fabric and Make a Cushion

All the workshops cost £35 per person with all materials and refreshments included and except the crochet one on 14th June they run 11-3 with a short break for lunch which you can bring along or get something delicious from the cafe or shop! There's always plenty of tea, coffee and cake which is always Gluten Free.
Book by calling in to HH HQ at Alder Carr Farm or by calling the shop 01449 721123, alternatively FB request me Nicola Gouldsmith or if you tweet follow @halfpennyhome
A deposit will hold a workshop place for you with the balance payable two weeks prior to the date of the workshop.