Sculpture · Willow Weaving · Workshops & Courses

Six Stags & A Spaniel

Remember my Weaving Magic post about making willow pea climbers? Well I’m pleased to report that the seeds I’d nurtured back then grew to be healthy plants. Happily they clambered and wove themselves upwards, rewarding us richly with fresh flowers and produce for weeks over summer. Pea, mint and courgette risotto is one of our favourite… Continue reading Six Stags & A Spaniel

Artists · Embroidery · Felting · Mixed Media · Workshops & Courses

Nets & Not Knots

Annette Emms Two talented visiting textile artists have been to the Hannemade Studio recently. Places were snapped up quickly for a chance to meet them and be inspired by their work. Both apply paint, fabric and stitch to create rich texture but in very different ways. Annette Emms tutored an embellished books workshop where we would begin creating… Continue reading Nets & Not Knots

Embroidery · Mixed Media · Workshops & Courses

Hen’s Teeth – A Secret Garden

In spring, I posted how much I enjoyed making this needlecase on a workshop with Viv Sliwka from Hens Teeth Art. I completed it back at home that weekend with a crocheted edge and tie fastening and now it's in constant use as part of my sewing kit. Being larger than usual and in a book style… Continue reading Hen’s Teeth – A Secret Garden

Willow Weaving · Workshops & Courses

Weaving Magic

It maybe almost Midsummer but a couple of weeks ago I received my Christmas present! Last December, (after dropping not-very-subtle hints) I was delighted to unwrap a gift card for a Creative With Nature workshop. A friend had been to learn foraged basketry, thoroughly enjoyed herself and highly recommended Joevanka Gregory's teaching. I'd booked the willow pea… Continue reading Weaving Magic