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