29 September 2010

Dee Dee & Makers Market

I have been looking at Dee Dee, the dolphin from the talented Melly & Me for a while.  When these lovely prints came in, I thought they were suitable for a girl like her with their lovely nautical colours.

These Aqua fabrics are a range from Michael Miller and are $24- p/m.

Another month has gone by and the talented stally holders will again be at the Daylesford Makers Market this weekend.

20 September 2010

Resin Jewellery Classes

We have a great resin jewellery making course at the shop commencing in November.

The course will be conducted by Sylvia Nevistic, who has been a jewellery & object-maker for 13 years.  She has taught jewellery making techniques for about 4 years & loves to pass on the skills she knows to those that want to learn.

In Sylvia's workshop, you will have the opportunity to make unique pieces of jewellery that reflect your own individual style. 

Various techniques will be discussed & used, such as using pigments for vibrant coloured pieces & embedding objects into the resin.

The course will be held over two Saturday afternoons on 13 & 20 November from 1.30 - 4.00 pm.

Some of Sylvia's jewellery works are shown below.

These resin pieces have items from our shop embedded in them - just think what you could do with some treasured objects from home!

If you would like to see some more of Sylvia's work, it may be viewed at her website & her blog.

Full details about the classes are available by following the link to Threadneedle Craft.

14 September 2010

School Holidays & Stuff

I don't know how it's happened, but I've lost a week and soon it will be school holidays!!  Just when I thought I'd caught up, now I realise that is never going to happen.

We try to do some fun classes during the school holidays & we have a range of beading, papercraft & beginner sewing classes.  Mind you, the "beginner sewers" are amazing & create beautiful work.

Here are pictures of some of the things we will do & elements we will use this time ...

Beading - a circle bracelet with matching earrings:

Papercraft - decorating a journal using some of the fabulous Kaiser papers - particularly, the "Secret Bird Society" range of papers. 

Here is an example of the papers we will use ...

As for sewing - well you have seen the "Sweetie Petites" (as seen here) - they will be for beginners to attempt & will be completed during the class. 

Also, we will complete Jodie Carleton's "Happy Pails" (as seen here).  The pails will be a great introduction to embroidery, since they have hand-stitched elements in the design.

All the details & times can be downloaded from our website at Threadneedle Craft.

03 September 2010

Raspberry Ripple

A little while ago I got a couple of Melly's Raspberry Ripple Patterns.  The pleats in this bag really give it a different look and I thought it would be a great one to make up.  Being contrary of nature I decided to make it with only two contrasting colours and well, here is the result...

Here's an inside view - it has a pocket in the middle which I love (excuse the dodgy photo - I had to do it rather quickly - at least my hand is out of the way).

Its a great pattern for something a little different and you can make it as colourful as you want.

Now the other thing I must mention is the magnificent Daylesford Makers Market which is on this weekend at the Town Hall.  As always there will be some wonderful creative works by a talented selection of crafters. 

Hope you can make it.