Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Share your crafts - Stitch 'n' 'Craft'

A few years ago a group of us got together and created a stitching group with a difference - we wanted to share our crafts and teach each other something new - so we did! I don't have many pics, but I'll share what I have.

The idea: we took it in turns to teach a craft to the others and here's what we did.

Jules taught us felting - we made flower brooches and felt pods or 'dust-catchers' as Jules called them. There's something physically satisfying about layering up the fibres, combining colours and agitating the wool to create 3D structures. We liked it.

Reverse applique
I taught everyone how to create pictures using felt and the reverse applique technique - design an image, layer up felt, stitch on a design and then cut away the felt to reveal the felt in the colours you've chosen for your design. Lovely results!

Natural beauty products
Paula treated us all to an evening of making beauty products using ideas from  Neals' Yard book, 

Neal's Yard Remedies Recipes for Natural Beauty (Neals Yard Remedies) 

We made a room spritzer, face masks, a range of bath salts and foot scrub. Packaged in a bag they make a lovely gift!

Silk Painting
Sue taught us silk painting...really lovely. 

The Cute Book
We also had a go at making some softies from this fab book - The Cute Book

So, if you have a skill, why not teach it to others and learn something new from them!

Happy creating! Alli :-)


  1. I love the felted seed pods.

    Such a great idea for sharing crafts and skills

  2. Wonderful idea,although our group is only patchwork and quilting,we all learn from each other so it is an essential part of our meetings.

  3. Wow - you have some awesomely talented friends!