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Monday, 24 June 2013

Woolfest is nearly here!

Only 4 more days till Woolfest 2013 at Mitchell's Lakeland Livestock Centre in Cockermouth, Cumbria! The event will be open from 10-6 on Friday and 10-5 on Saturday. I am having a stall for the first time (E111) so do come along and say "hello", mention you have visited my blog and you will get a little free gift too!
 If you haven't been to Woolfest before you are in for a real treat-fibres, yarns, equipment, textile demonstrations and lots of fleecy animals plus music and more.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Felt Making at Bolton Muslim Girls' School

Here are some photos from my recent workshops with Year 7. Over a number of weeks the girls learned how to make flat felt, felt balls and 3D felt vessels using a plastic resist. They then planned, designed and carried out their own individual project. Some wonderful and creative artefacts were made! These photos were taken during the session on making 3-dimensional felt around a plastic resist.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Follow The Thread-This Weekend!

Just a reminder that Follow the Thread is on this Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm at Helmshore Mills Textile Museum. Lots of textile crafts to try and buy, plus alpacas to pet and much more!

Monday, 3 June 2013

Twittering and Wittering

Having succumbed to pressure, I am now on Twitter as @JaneSFlanagan. 
In other exciting news, I have booked to teach a Wonderful Weekend of Weaving at Waddow Hall, Clitheroe from February 21-3rd 2014. This is a residential workshop on a full-board basis in the glorious Lancashire countryside, and an opportunity to immerse oneself in the joys of loom weaving! All levels welcome, with or without your own loom! More details coming soon but don't hesitate to get in touch to express an interest without obligation, and I will keep you fully au fait with all developments!