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Easter in Autumn

We have been busy crafting things that would look right at home on an autumn nature table.

Autumn gnome and tree

Autumn gnome and tree

With Easter fast approaching, they would even add nicely to a seasonal Easter display.  In the next few weeks I’m sure a few more chicks and bunnies, or even a hare may make an appearance at our crafting tables!

Feel free to join us on Thursdays in the Linuwel school craft rooms from 11.00 til 1.00 to help weave a little sunshine in your life or make something magical for a special someone!

a little hazelnut gnome with stitched sunflower detail and orange trim sits on a clay leaf with a found (empty) snail shell.

a little hazelnut gnome with stitched flower detail and orange trim sits on a clay leaf with a found (empty) snail shell.

 

 

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Walnut Baby Tutorial

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Walnut baby necklace

How to make a walnut baby necklace. First split and clean out your walnut.  (you can do this by tapping all the way around the seam of a walnut over and over with a knife handle, back of a spoon or something similar until it falls in two)

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halve and clean a walnut

Step two: Take a length of ribbon long enough for the necklace and glue the centre of it to the inside of one half of the walnut near the flat end.

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Glue in the ribbon

Take a pinch of unspun wool and gently roll it into a soft ball shape.  Glue or press into the walnut half to make the bedding

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Press in a pinch of unspun wool

Cut a piece of felt about 5mm wider than the walnut shell to cover the bottom three quarters of the shell. Glue the  outside edge of the felt to the edge of the nutshell so it makes a pocket.

Glue on the felt to the  edges of the nutshell to from a pocket.

Glue on the felt to the edges of the nutshell to form a pocket.

To make the baby, take another pinch of unspun wool and twist the end between your fingers to make a point.

Thread this point through a small wooden bead and pull through.  The bead will be the head of the baby.

Pull some unspun wool through a bead.

Pull some unspun wool through a bead.

To secure the head, fold the wool back over the head and roll between your fingers or needle felt the wool together to form the body.

Fold wool ends over and felt together.

Fold wool ends over and felt together.

Needle felting to secure head and body.

Needle felting to secure head and body.

To make a cap, cut a triangle of felt that will wrap around the bead with one edge, and sew or glue up the other two sides of the triangle together.

For the hat fold a triangle of felt in half and sew up one edge

For the hat, fold a triangle of felt in half and sew up one edge

Finally, glue the hat to the bead head, and place the baby in the walnut shell cradle.

Glue the hat to the head, and the baby is ready to be placed in and out of the walnut cradle.

Glue the hat to the head, and the baby is ready to be placed in and out of the walnut cradle.

Give it to someone to treasure and play with.  A great pocket pal for trips out and about, and it comes with it’s own built in pocket!

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and it helps you weave a little sunshine for a special someone.

For more hints and tips visit us in the textiles and craft rooms of Linuwel school. Thursdays from 11.00 til 1.00.

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.

Let the Magic resume…

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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.

St Francis

Needle felted St Francis

As it is almost All Saints Day ( Nov 1st), we would like to share with you our St Francis Of Assisi, lovingly needle felted with inspiration from Marie of Soft Earth.  He is standing alongside all our other needle felted treasures and crafts to be sold at the Linuwel School Spring Fair.  Come along and enjoy the fun on Saturday 3rd November at 133 Morpeth rd East Maitland.

Brave Knights

Our brave knights must have been too busy off on adventures to stand still and have their photo taken.  Three are finished, and three are still getting dressed!!  They are of the same pattern as these ones.

I will try and snap a photo when they are all suited up and ready to ride forth… one of them is destined for distant shores!!

We have been extremely honoured to be sent a beautiful parcel from Marie at Softearth to inspire our crafting, and what a wonderful blessing it is.  I will share some more of this soon as the wonderful woolen creations nestle into preschool and kindergarten.

We have also been busy with 18 new cutlery bags sewn and delivered to first class, ready to be dyed and stringed and taken on their first camp together.  We wish them every blessing as they venture forth.

happy crafting