Walking through the park the other day I saw my first conkers of the year…
I love them; how they feel so smooth and shiny in your hand…
I have fond memories of my granny teaching me to make ‘fairy’ furniture from the fallen conkers in her back garden…
See below for how to make one using a conker, dress pins and some yarn!
Using an online tutorial, our craft club made some basic litho prints in the kitchen using only tinfoil and coca cola!
Makerhood held a free event called a ‘local makers forum‘ in Brixon’s Living Bar the other day.
Makerhood is an initiative to promote local making, creativity and skills – and build connections between local makers, the community and local businesses
Billed as an evening to ‘discuss opportunities, learn from market experts and meet other makers and local businesses’. I was there to illustrate the points made as the panel discussed various aspects of making, including the tricky business of promoting, selling and networking…
And, yes, it was finished in February! (albeit two years later…)
Got up crazy early last Saturday to take a class at KnitNation. It was with Chrissy Gardiner and it was my last go at learning to knit socks; if this didn’t get me on the road, nothing would!
Fortunately Chrissy is a great teacher – and gets extra points for being a great teacher, even whilst being jet-lagged – and so we learnt Judy’s Magic Cast On, how to knit two socks at once on a single cable needle, to do a short row heel and a super stretchy cast off.
I was all inspired about knitting again and saw in the latest issue of Twist Collective this fabulous – free! – pattern by Pam Allen, Tern. It looks great, is interesting enough to keep your attention, but not too complex that you end up with a scrunched up face trying to concentrate – all win.