Suffolk Puffs or YoYos?

26 Jun

As part of Didsbury Create I ran a suffolk puff brooch making workshop. Suffolk Puffs are also called YoYo’s stateside.

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Thanks Ladies for getting stuck in with the stitching.

Antony Gormley’s Field inspired Y3 pupils at Pikes Lane Primary this week

27 Mar

Here are some pics of Year 3’s Antony Gormley inspired Field figures. For their arts week Pikes Lane Primary School in Bolton were looking at British artists, so I had an opportunity to run a workshop I have long wished to.

I was really impressed with how carefully the students worked. The figures will go on display in the school library shortly, so Mr Bradley has promised to send me more images. Watch this space for updates…

Click on link for details of Beetlefelt Studio Taster Day on 31st May

23 Apr

http://www.beetlefelt.co.uk/files/taster_day.html

Snowdrop lanterns with the National Trust

23 Apr

 

 

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I seem to have been distracted (by tweeting) from blogging for a couple of months, but that of course this doesn’t mean I haven’t been up to lots of magical making. Best of the recent makes includes working with a group of truly lovely Year 4 pupils from St Mary’s Primary in Manchester when we worked alongside Sean, the National Trust Urban Gardener to make some snowdrop lanterns back in February. The lanterns marked the start of a commemorative WW1 project to plant 100,00o snowdrop bulbs throughout Manchester this autumn. Follow Sean at; https://twitter.com/NTUrbanGardener

Happy Returns Swap Party 2014

15 Jan

 

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Come and join in a thoroughly enjoyable community event. I’m looking forward to supporting my friend Lea on her paper making workshop. See you there then x

Ugandan Quilt

8 Jan

In between all the festivities, I stitched a quilt;

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My friend Rachel supports the work of Pastor Alfred Adundo and the NGO he runs; Macedonian Vision Africa (MVA) in Jinga, Uganda. MVA works with the people in Masese, a slum on the edge of Jinga. Part of the project involves running a vocational tailoring course for young women in Masese. The idea is that we set up a community co-operative linked to the tailoring course, employing the young women to make Ugandan quilts which will be then sold via my quilt business. This lost wax fabric sample quilt, made from fabric produced at a local factory, is the first step of that process. I’m hoping 2014 will not only be exciting time for my own British Made quilts, but also the start of a Jinga community quilt making co-operative.

I’ll let you know how we get on…..

 

http://www.quiltsbylisawatson.co.uk

 

 

 

Made any New Year resolutions Yet?

31 Dec

It’s that exciting time of of year end, and on the cusp of a new one. If you fancy learning a new practical skill in 2014, check out;

http://www.beetlefelt.co.uk/index.html for lots of ideas.

 

PS There’s always excellent tea, chat and home made cake as well, as part of every workshop. What’s not to like.