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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

2015.... Marching ahead!
It's March already and after a January rest from workshops at HH HQ we're back on it! Milliner Scarlett Valentine has managed to squeeze in TWO workshops already - bringing a touch of glamour to this retired windmill/dovecote. The first saw us making flowers from fabric using different techniques and the second one was a fabric collar or bib necklace made with felt, gems and precious vintage notions!
 During January I rediscovered a love of Colette patterns and decided that it was high time to stock these gorgeous dress patterns - each instruction booklet is a work of art in it's own right and with a couple of coats, some blouses and more than a few skirts now boosting my wardrobe I decided it was time to tackle a dress I've had a view to making for five years or so...
 I feel very lucky to have persuaded Catherine Armitage to come along to HH HQ to teach dressmaking, her first couple of sessions were really good fun and so interesting - we have more in the pipeline...
*watch this space*
 *inserts random gorgeous yarn photo just because.....*
 Joining us this year is Jackie Daly who has become a polymer clay whizz producing mini works of wearable art - I had one of Jackie's necklaces for Christmas from Mr HH and I LOVE it! The range of patterns and colours is right up our street, we love a bit of colour as you can see from the photo below...another glamorous hat from Scarlett Valentine, this one with the re-fashioned feathers we'll be learning about later this month!

My finished felty dahlia has found a home on my lovely new Lady Grey Jacket, I will get some good photos of it and it's monochrome lining for a blog post soon but for now here's the much promised and as up to date workshop list I can muster - enjoy and booking as usual either by telephone 01449 721123, email or calling in to the shop! Unless stated all workshops are £35 per person and run from 11-3 with a short break for lunch - all our cakes are gluten free!

Saturday 14th - Needle felting
Saturday 21st- Feather flowers
Sunday 22nd - rag rugs
Saturday 28th - Fleece prep
Sunday 29th - Free motion machine embroidery
Tuesday 31st - Children's needle felting 11-12.30 £15
Children's knitting 1.30-3 £15

Saturday 4th - Vintage style frame bag
Fridays 10th and 17th - Indigo batik teepee £70
Saturdays 11th and 12th - as above
Sunday 19th - beginners knitting
Friday 24th April - Silver clay £95 10-4

Saturday 2nd - Drum carder day
Sunday 3rd - Indigo batik
Saturday 9th - Beginners crochet
Sunday 10th - Natural dyeing with plants
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th - Colette weekend - FREE, meet the makers and see the patterns brought to life!
Saturday 23rd - Wet felting £50

Saturday 6th - Spinning
Sunday 28th - Rag rugs

Saturday 4th - Needle felted sheep
Sunday 5th - Get the best from your sewing machine
Saturday 11th  - Bunting
Saturday 18th - Advanced needle felting, the green man

Saturday 1st - Screen printing
Saturday 15th - Polymer clay jewellery