Friday, 18 January 2013

Chenille Fabric Wall Bag

I made two bags a month last year and it inspired lots of my students. This is a bag I made from a kit using a Chenille fabric technique. See the post on my blog HERE 
I wrote an article review on how to make Chinelle fabric and the Olfa Chenille Cutter on So Crafty Magazine HERE

  1. Instructions for Making Chenille Fabric
  2. My Recommendation To Buy On Amazon
  3. Olfa Chenille Cutter click to view video
  4. Chenille Wall Bag using Olfa Chenille Cu...
  5. Additional Reading 
  6. Chenille Book To Buy

See how you make Chenille fabric by watching the video. I used the cutter and its great fun and easy to use.

Snow Magic

Due to the snow, I have had to cancel my classes this week and so I had the opportunity to do lots of reading and research. The snow has been amazing and when I did venture out, the sun made the snow sparkle like magic. I did some research on myth and legend surrounding snow and found some interesting sites! I liked the fairy and nature myths. 'Faerie', meaning, 'conscious intelligent, animant energy'. I found this beautiful video that also contains excepts from the film "Fairy Tale- a True Story". My first choice video above contains the Frost Faerie and beautiful music.
Watch a montage of the film 'Fairy Tale- A True Story'.

 This also led me to investigate more and I came across a film" The Gateways to Faerie" by John Crawford a famous puppeteer who makes fairie houses and gives workshops.

Enjoy the videos and consider your own magic!
Visit John Crawford's website HERE

Sunday, 6 January 2013

 Happy New Year everyone.Hope it is a good one. I have been Spring Cleaning my Studio as I have been working in it the last few days preparing to go back to teaching my Mixed Media, C&G and Patchwork and Quilting Classes. There are changes to the venues as some of you may know, due to decisions out of our hands and the closure of The Gallery. See the New Year Post on my website by clicking If you want to see the dates and days please visit my Blog Quilters Cottage Norfolk.This video so inspired me to get sorting and stitching. Hope you enjoy it.