I just really love these.
I have not done this type of knitting before but it does seem to look very similar to the cotton reel technique I learned as a child.
Here are some examples I have found today to learn a new technique or even enhance the once lost in time cotton reel adventure, I can still remember doing it and watching the cord appearing at the base of the cotton reel. How many of you remember doing that at school?
On Saturday, a fellow crafter took me to visit this great little place The Malthouse is Herstmonceux, they had a stunning array of craft items which were incredible well priced. The owner was a very pleasant lady and extremely helpful.
At the Malthouse they also have teaching of crafts from a wide range of teachers so it is a really good place to go for advice on any craft you may think you are interested in starting or need help with expanding your skills base.
The owner of the shop introduced me to a lady who was teaching painting with wax, something I had never seen before, it was a really lovely opportunity to meet other crafters as well. The work was lovely and looked quite easy to learn, as with everything practice makes perfect.
The details of the shop are as follows along with their website and facebook page.
The Malthouse, Hailsham Road, Herstmonceux, BN27 4LH
The owner of the shops is called Suzanne Jones a lovely american lady.
Her facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/themalthousecrafts.co.uk
When you contact her please let her know where you saw her recommendation.
Suzanne was telling me about all the local groups of crafters and arts colleges in the area. As I am new to the area I am trying to make contact with people to help us develop a great network and in the process make some new friends along the way. My own plans is to help develop the network so that we can organise a large craft fare in the Local areas. We in Pevensey Bay are already looking at the prospect of this and hopefully encourage others to join us.