Thursday, July 29, 2010

NEW Pottery Class on Monday nights

Ilona Ede, one of our experienced pottery tutors, has started a new evening class on Monday nights.

If you would like to learn how to hand-build your own pottery pieces, please come and join Ilona on Mondays, or in one of the other classes held throughout the week at The Huts. Click on the Pottery tab above for more information.

Works by Ilona Ede

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tatting with Marilyn

One of our members in an enthusiastic tatter! She has won many awards for her work. Marilyn has been invited to take part in an international swap with a Canadian Tatting Group, which she is enthusiastic about, and has already received a gift from an American tatter and has sent of her swap to a destination far away!

Here are some examples of Marilyn's fantastic work:

This small hat was quite a challenge!

A work in progress

And this is the beautiful piece she recently received from her North American swap partner:

For those, like me, who don't know much about tatting, it is a type of lace made with a shuttle. It is also known as shuttle-lace or shuttle-work.  It is distantly related to the crafts of netting and macrame. (Definition  from 'Golden Hands', Vol 1, page 254)

Embroidery Class

One of our talented members, Judy, teaches an Embroidery Class at The Huts once a month, so our busy stitchers and quilters can learn the embroidery stitches they need to complete their projects.

During each class the members learn new stitches and add to their samplers under Judy's guidance. The samplers are beautiful on their own!

Here are some examples of their handiwork being put to use in their quilting / stitching projects:

Spinning at The Huts

Recently, some members have been learning spinning with Brenda and Irene. We can't wait to see the pieces they create with the spun wool!

Pottery - Heads on Show

Our clever potters attended a series of 4 workshops on Handbuilding Dragons and Portraits of the Human Face with Susan Jorgensen, renowned ceramic artist and teacher at Kingswood TAFE. The workshops were held at The Huts during June/July and some great work has come out of the classes.

It will be great to see these once they are finished!