Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Crafternoon class.



Yesterday afternoon Viv who owns  the local wool shop was holding a "crafternoon" class at the local church hall and she asked if I would take along some hand made items to show everyone and see what they were interested in making.


I'd made myself a new knitting bag out of a piece of old wooly blanket that I'd  lined with some pretty fabric and on the front embroidered "knit, purl, moss and rib" and a pair of (wonky) knitting needles,





the handles were made from a piece of blue CK fabric and I stitched on a pearly button to fasten the the top then  I filled the bag with hearts, doggies and a covered notebook.



I pinned all my "bits n bobs" on a covered board  to take incase anyone fancing making them


and I took  couple of scarves and handwarmers and a crochet blanket and Viv took some wool and needles and some easy knitting patterns and crochet hooks and off we went.

It only runs for 4 weeks then it changes to something else so although everyone was interested in sewing brooches and watches they realy wanted to learn to knit and crochet first. I sat with a lovely girl called Vanessa and by the afternoon she'd made two granny squares and had wrote down the pattern so that she could understand it.



I also showed her how to stitch it together with a darning needle, she wasn't sure what a darning needle was, crafts seemed to have  died  out in the past few years but now it's made  a big "comeback" and thankfully everone is back into it.

There was even a lad of about 25 there who can knit but can't read a pattern and he wants to knit his dog a nice warm coat, I might just borrow it off him and make my doggies matching coats for the winter!!



Looking forward to next week and  I'll let you know how we get on.

Love Lucey x






 

14 comments:

The undomesticated scientist said...

there is a lovely doggy coat pattern in the latest debbie bliss book. if you fancy it i could send you a copy of the pattern. fab idea though, a 'crafternoon'.

VintageVicki said...

Isn't it wonderful that all these crafts are becoming popular again - would have been such a shame to see them die out.

Love you knitting bag - very posh :)

Em said...

Love your knitting bag! v cute... and your little Cath Kidston bits are gorgeous! Just found your lovely blog through hookinwithlaalaa advent swap post...

Liz said...

What a great way to spend an afternoon! Sounds fantastic. Nice to share these skills with folk who never had the chance to learn from their mums and grannies.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Bee happy said...

Such a cute knitting bag! great idea, your other makes are great aswell :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Rose H (UK) said...

You make such beautiful things Lucey. How nice to share your talents and spread happiness :o)
I spend FAR too much time reading blogs to enjoy my crafts now :o(
I really MUST do better!

Mandy said...

What fantastic things you've been making. I love the bag! Nothing better than spending time crafting. I'm teaching a rag doll class tomorrow. :) xx

Ali said...

Sounds a great afternoon - is it in Hartlepool???

Jewel said...

Thank sounds fantastic! I wish I had something like that! I need someone to teach me how to read crochet patterns and crochet my granny squares together! x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Sounds like a wonderful afternoon! Wish it was near me!

Sweet Williams said...

Oooh sounds like my kind of afternoon that! Loving all the pics xx

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Oh...such a lovely way to spend an afternoon....love all your pretties..I wish I lived nearer and you could teach me to crochet a granny square!
Susan x

Celestial Charms said...

Beatuiful. They all look so lovely!
Maureen

Betty The Wood Fairy said...

I love your knitting bag - what a lovely time you are having - I would love to have a crafternoon here in my town. Looking forward to your next post. Bettyx