Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Needle felting with Gretel Parker

Just a few pics to show from our lovely day with Gretel at a workshop in Rustic and White, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury...

 
 A shelf with some of Gretel's books and little needle felted characters.
 
 
Maxine in action "dumfing" her Christmas tree

 
The array of finished trees at the end of the afternoon.

We had a brilliant day working with Gretel - she was a very patient teacher and we certainly developed our needle-felting skills - though I doubt we will ever reach Gretel's skill level. Her little characters are so cleverly made with such artistic flair  and, no doubt, many long hours spent working on each and every one.

Jo at Rustic and White provided us with the coffee and cakes needed to sustain a high level of industrial activity!! It was just brilliant to chill out and craft together with Maxine and other lovely crafters. I am sure Gretel will be doing more workshops so, if you are interested, pop over to her blog The Middle of Nowhere and see what she is up to this week.

Thanks for calling.
x Jo

6 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love the trees twiglet, but I agree with you , we go on these courses and rarely can we get as good as our teacber

Annie said...

The real trees look even better....I know I've seen them :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

BumbleVee said...

.. and you just know how envious I am of you and Maxine being able to go to see Gretel in action! The trees look great....

JoZart said...

Ooh, such a treat and with DD too! Lucky you. Love the trees!
Jo x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh these are sweet, and of course, I'm all for a workshop! good for the art and soul!

Plain Jane said...

Hello there - I've just popped over from Marmalade Rose and had a fine old time looking at all your lovely makes! Looking forward to seeing more - nice to meet you x Jane