More exciting news on the felting front….my brooches and key rings are going on sale at the Sir Joseph Banks Centre in Horncastle from tomorrow. There will be a mixture of large wet felted brooches and smaller dry felted gifts to choose from. The Sir Joseph Banks Centre is the home of the Sir Joseph Banks Society where visitors will find information on the life and the amazing work of one of our most famous and respected explorers. The Society is very proud to have Sir David Attenborough as its president and the building it occupies houses a growing reference library and is working towards establishing a research centre.
The building also boasts a thriving gift shop, run by volunteers, and crammed with all sorts of beautiful gifts. There are a mixture of “bought in” and hand crafted items, with a lot of the stock being created on the doorstep by talented, local artists/crafters. From pictures, jewelry, ornaments, clothing, accessories, etc., you name it and they probably have it! So if you are in the Horncastle area and looking for unique gift ideas be sure to give this shop visit!
A selection of my handmade wet and dry felted brooches and keyrings.
Beautiful gifts for the home on sale at the Joseph Banks shop.
The shop is crammed with great gift ideas for Christmas!
It’s been brooches, brooches and more brooches over the past week or so! Originally I began making these for myself but, after getting such a lot of interest, I now find myself making them to order. This week I am particularly excited as Joanne from Graces Boutique in Horncastle has offered to display some of them for sale in her shop.
Joanne recently moved Graces a couple of doors down the road into larger premises and this has allowed her to create a fabulous stylish setting for her beautiful clothing – if you are looking for something different to the run of the mill High Street styles this is a great place to visit.
Stylish Autumn/Winter Coats on display in Graces Boutique.
Fabulous Autumn/Winter clothes and accessories on sale in Graces Boutique.
Graces Boutique on North Street in Horncastle.
Last weekend I was invited to host a Needle Felting Workshop for a group of friends as part of a birthday celebration. Its a great idea for a group activity which is fun, creative and results in everyone learning a new skill. The ladies were shown how to felt using Merino wool and were supplied with lots of other materials and threads to use as embellishments. Non of the group had tried this before but at the end of the session everyone took away a beautiful, unique hand made brooch of their own design. I hope you all enjoyed the afternoon and look forward to seeing some of you ladies again at future workshops.