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Loom knitting

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?

    
    
   

Metal Art Work

I was browsing today for more art work which could be used to personalise my space.

I found these beautiful pieces which would be great in the space in front of my caravan on a trellis or even as a wall hanging.  I really do enjoy discovering the art and craftsman ship which is out in there.  When I find pieces I like I hope to be able share with others not only to hopefully sell, but also to let people know that the art of using our hands in a creative fashion is still alive and well in the lands.  There are many talented people about who have skills and knowledge to help beautify our spaces.  If you are not creative but would like pieces of art in your spaces you shop for them.  I try to help bring about the uniting of both the artist and the buyer.
    

  

Herstmonceux, East Sussex

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.

Mobile 0771906630

Phone 01323819216

email: crafts@themalthouse.co.uk

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.

 

 

 

Looking at handmade items for my projects

I am as I say looking for items to give my own work some different aspects to them.  To say that they are handmade with love is and excellent sentiment which I do hold to. so finding new ideas has been a wonderful journey.
Berties Bows

Some beads and buttons I have found for my projects.  Whether it be for my bespoke teddy wear or for the hats I make.  Even can use these on my crochet jewellery
   

  

    
I thought this little bag was rather pretty.