A very big “thank you” to Ann, Lindsay and Nikki for organising a truly brilliant Christmas workshop. We spent one and a half hours on each project, learnt a lot, enjoyed delicious home made cakes served by Vernice and left with a lovely variety of ideas for Christmas.
Ann’s Workshop – Printed Christmas Cards
Using acrylic paints and a variety of tools we prepared two large sheets of mark making papers. Ann showed us how to choose interesting areas to cut up and how to display them on a card.
Lindsay’s workshop – Christmas Angels
Lindsay showed us how to make angels to hang on a tree and decorative parcels for Christmas treats. We used pipe cleaners and sheers for the angels and glitzy fabric and tinsel for the packages.
Nikki’s workshop – Christmas adornments
In Nikki’s workshop she showed us how to make Christmas adornments. The example we were shown was a poinsettia flower. We layered various sheers, needle felted some wool tops for the centre of the flower and were then shown how to create and embellish the flower. This could be done by hand using a hoop or by free machine embroidery.
Members contributed home make cakes for sale during the day and Vernice kindly served them and prepared drinks.
Report by Ros
Photos by Ros & Vernice