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Treasure Boxes & Silk Sewing

It was a double week this week, with crafting on Thursday and Friday.  Thursday saw us busily drafting the first two prototype eurythmy silks, with nervous hands cutting and guiding the slippery silk through the machines.

baby bunting in a walnut necklace pouch

baby bunting in a walnut necklace pouch

Friday was a day to let our hair down and get those creative ideas flowing at Jill’s place. Thanks Jill!  Treasures of all kinds were made to fit snuggly into recycled wedding boxes.  Here is just a sample of what we crafted.

Felt flower hair bands

Felt flower hair bands

Fabulous felted bunnies and little toadstool scenes

Fabulous felted bunnies and little toadstool scenes

and little hooded hazelnut gnomes

and little hooded hazelnut gnomes

More little crafts and digit dolls are planned for this Thursday as well as our machine sewing. We would love for you to join us.  If you would like to take one home to do, drop in to collect supplies from 11.00 – 1.00 this Thursday in the new and improved stables.  Or even just join us for a quick cuppa and a stickybeak.

Come and weave a little sunshine in your life.


Darling Digit Dolls

This week some darling digit dolls danced into being, helped by wonderful hands that crocheted flower skirts (thanks Diane!) and dashed over from work (thanks Sharon!) and wound with neat and nimble fingers (thanks Jill!) and inspired with books (thanks Maddy!) and tuned into the seasons (thanks Amelia!) and made our space open and welcoming (thanks Fiona!).

A delightful dancing digit doll created by the combined efforts of Sharon, Diane and Diana.

A delightful dancing digit doll created by the combined efforts of Sharon, Diane and Diana.

If you would like to join in the fun we will be making more pipecleaner people for the next three weeks.   Our big sewing project will also be in progress… making eurythmy veils for the primary classes, so any expertise or sewing machine skills would be gratefully received too.

Join us Thursdays from 11am til 1 pm in the school textiles rooms (old stables) and weave a little sunshine in your life 🙂

Let the Magic resume…


Craft group is ready to restart for the year, with a wonderful new space in the 2nd textiles (old stables) room.  We will meet on Thursdays during term time from 11.00am til 1.00pm.  Come and join in the magic of making something for the school or delight your own children by learning a new crafty skill to share.  All are welcome, however due to the new location, we request that you arrange for children not yet at school to be looked after elsewhere during our crafting time.

Come and weave a little sunshine in your life



The Linuwel School Fair is almost here

a table of fair crafts

We are stitching double time to finish all our treasures in time for the fair.  There are sweet little bed sets with pillows and blankets for a favourite doll, more needle felted folk to finish, daring digit dolls with enormous longbows, crochet hairclips and badges and even paper lanterns for tealights to fold.   If you can help out on Friday to finish a seam, set out the display table, or attach our labels and prices, we will be busily working from 9.00 am till after school pick up time to be ready for the big day.  Let Diana or Jill know if you can lend a hand and we will have a cuppa ready to welcome you, no experience necessary.

A basket of finished projects

finished treasures ready for the fair

A Big thankyou to Veronika, Sharon, Maddy and Diane for their help in finishing a few more fair items.  If you can spare an afternoon on Tuesday  30th October from 12.00 til 2.30, or some time on  Friday 2nd November between 9.00 and 2.00, We would love some more help to tie off those loose threads, stitch that last button into place, and glue together the final few wooden toys.  No experience necessary.

Hope to see you there, or at the fair!

A cow for preschool

While we sewed some more daring dragons and finished off our fine felt seahorses, a wonderful felt cow appeared, stitched during the week at home by one of our crafters.  By the finely finished needlework, you would think it was finished by the tailor of Goucester’s mice,  or maybe the shoemakers elves!

sewn wool felt cow

It almost didn’t stand still long enough to take a picture, and is destined for eager preschool hands.

in eager preschool hands…

We will also be sewing cutlery bags and craft bags for Class one and Kindergarten at home this week.  If you have an overlocker or sewing machine at home, please consider lightening our load.  The fabric is cut out and ready to go home at the high school staff room.  Thankyou!!