Tuesday, 28 November 2017


Create for Christmas continued  the yard:ARTspace last Saturday 
with the wonderfully creative Hens Teeth delivering and alternative angel workshop. 
A host of heavenly bodies were created under the expert guidance of Viv. 
She filled the yard with delicious beads and fabrics together with her gorgeous work. 
Inspired by her examples we eagerly put together fabric and beads,
diamante and glitz. 
Fueled by Quality Street...other chocs are available.
We had all bought along our most treasured fabric finds.
Viv spread her magic and guided us all in our individual projects.
The lovely Di made a nativity in a day
I adore this angel.
Pam created the most exquisitely made Victorian lady. 
Christina found inspiration in a recently felled small tree and a collection of vintage fabric.
Everyone was very excited at the end of the day...many oos and aaahs
My and Emma's angels joined the heavenly throng.
We were all thrilled with the results, thank you so much Viv for a creatively stimulating day. Our Christmas trees will look amazing this year.

Thursday, 9 November 2017


Its that time again, the paper decoration go up at the yard:ARTspace
and Create for Christmas begins!
This year we kicked off with stars and snowflakes using water solvable  film and free machine embroidery with the textile artist Catherine Kingzett. Gorgeous twinkle and glitter festooned the press room.
A variety of sewing machines were bought in and off everyone went.
What a day...
new skills were learnt
and new levels of dexterity were developed. 
The results
speak for themselves.
Everyone went home with new decorations and a new skill to explore.
The next Create for Christmas workshop with places available is with Viv (aka Hens Teeth) who has agreed to design a workshop especially for the yard:ARTspace.

An alternative Christmas Angel, imbued with a personality of her own... made from recycling wire, wooden peg and vintage fabrics and haberdashery. £75 to include materials. Contact me for details and booking.