I will be teaching feltmaking with my sister Woman of the Cloth Kim Winter at some of our local community organisations as part of their summer festivals, which should be fun!
First up we’ll be at Vauxhall City Farm on Saturday 4th June
Vauxhall City Farm is the most centrally located farm in London. They specialise in educational, recreational and therapeutic services and activities ranging from school trips, workshops, gardening projects and birthday parties to riding for the disabled. As part of their Spring spectacular we have been invited to run a day of feltmaking workshops in their new Education Centre, and you can also enjoy spending time with the animals and having refreshments in the Old Dairy Cafe.
We’ll be making felt flowers in the morning session, then felt phone cases in the afternoon using a resist technique. Sign up for one or both at a cost of £12 per session. Book your places directly with the farm.
Next up we will be at Brixton Windmill on Sunday 26th June
Brixton Windmill turns 200 years old this year and there will be a number of different events in celebration. Although there were probably mills in the area in the Middle Ages, the earliest evidence of a WIndmill in Lambeth dates back to the 16th Century. At least 12 sites have existed, though the maximum number of mills at any one time was at the beginning of the 19th century when there were five working in Lambeth, including Brixton Windmill, which has been lovingly restored and recently had beautiful sailcloths added, designed by local team Eley Kishimoto during the Beer & Bread festival. Read more about the event on the Brixton Blogpost about the the day.
We Women of the Cloth will be running the Felt Flowers and phone cases workshops during their Summer Parade and Festival on Sunday 26th June. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org to book places.
On to embroidery – I am finding my newer embroidery workshops are proving popular, especially embroidery on Vintage Fabric and Japanese Sashiko. Keep an eye on the sidebar of my home page to see new dates being added. Next Sashiko workshop is on 2nd June.