My choice of topic for a recent article in DownUnder Dale’s emagazine' Threads. In-fusion' was prompted by a request for a stitch workshop for a charity called' Out of the Dark'; the group mentors young people in a variety of ways. There is a showroom and workshop in High Wycombe where old brown furniture which would previously have been discarded is given a new contemporary feel. The trainees are also going out to teach craft skills to groups of young people. We spent an hour and a half trying out some varied stitches and give them their due they tried really hard, bearing in mind that the first challenge was to thread the needle and knot the thread.
I made a small sampler of stitch variations as encouragement.
On my first visit to the workshop I was given a pile of wire reclaimed from old computers etc. and I was shown the huge amount of upholstery fabric which the group is given. This prompted me to make these small bags with wire decoration.
‘Threads. In -Fusion’ is a subscription magazine; Dale works hard to give each edition a special theme with a variety of contributors.
A new textile based emag by Through Our Hands is amazingly free and both interesting and well presented.
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Now for the giveaway, if you would like to own one of the small bags I plan to thank those on the followers list, and to celebrate getting over the 300 mark, by making a draw on my birthday 20th June from those who leave a comment here.