Monday, 8 February 2010

Tuesday Night Knitting Club

Tuesday Night Knitting Group - St Ives Library
Tuesday Night Knitting Group - St Ives Library

We are a friendly group of knitters (and crocheters) who meet in St. Ives Library every fortnight on a Tuesday evening from 7.00 to 9.00 p.m.

We welcome new members, whatever their level of expertise, all that you need is the desire to knit or crochet amongst likeminded people. There is plenty of help available for beginners.

The dates of the next meetings are as follows:
  • 9th February
  • 23rd February
  • 9th March
  • 23rd March
  • 6th April
  • 20th April
After that we'll continue to meet every second Tuesday throughout the year.

If you're visiting St Ives please feel free to come along - you'll be most welcome.

Dates throughout the year are on:

St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Knitting Workshop - Penryn

Knitting Workshop - Penryn - Wednesday 10th February 2010

I'll be running a knitting workshop next week.

Its at The HideAway Cafe, Higher Market Street, Penryn.

Wednesday 10th February, 10.00 am to 3.00 pm, cost is £30.00.

I can provide wool and knitting needles if you need them.

Lunch is available from the cafe for £5.00

All levels of ability welcome especially beginners.

So - do come along, learn something new, have fun !

Call me on 01736 797 122 or send me an email to book a place.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Fabric Stash Sale

Fabric Stash Sale
Fabric Stash Sale - 31 Bedford Road St Ives

I've decided to sell some of my fabric stash - a huge selection of fabrics including cotton, velvet, sheer and much more.

You can fill a bag with whatever you want for £5.00.

Its at 31 Bedford Road in St Ives.
Sunday 7th February, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

If you want more information give me a call on 01736 797 122 or email me.

Look forward to seeing you here !

Monday, 1 February 2010

Sarah Drew -Recycled Beach Finds Jewellery Workshop

Jewellery Workshop With Sarah Drew
Jewellery Workshop With Sarah Drew

On Saturday (30th January) I used one of my Christmas presents, a voucher to attend one of Sarah's workshops. So off I went to the Windswept Cafe on Fistral Beach, Newquay on a dry but cold day to meet Sarah and four other women who all wanted to learn techniques to turn their beachcombings into fabulous jewellery.

After tea and a delicious brownie we set off down to the beach to see what we could find and collect to be transformed later in the day. Not all of my finds were suitable for jewellery, but I just had to collect them anyway!

On returning to the cafe Sarah taught us some simple techniques for wrapping sea glass, flat pebbles and shells with wire as well as how to make loops to link beads together. She also showed us how to make your own rings with wire and beads. Just before lunch we learned how to use crochet to incorporate beads, shells etc., with wire to create very individual bracelets, necklaces etc.

Lunch was included in the price of the workshop and the choices were sandwiches or soup. Well, after the beachcombing I decided that Carrot and Ginger soup was just the thing to warm me up and this arrived with tasty crusty bread and butter.

The afternoon was spent exploring the techniques we had just learnt with Sarah on hand for help and guidance when necessary.

Sarah gave us all a very good handout to take away with us and lots of ideas for future pieces of jewellery to make at home.

I think the voucher for the workshop was one of my best Christmas presents I had the joy of receiving it on Christmas Day and the anticipation of using it in January.

Sarah is a very inspirational tutor who teaches you techniques but leaves you to decide how you want to use them. She also runs workshops on creating vintage jewellery and bridal jewellery. She also sells her own unique brand of jewellery which features recycled materials, vintage beads etc. and she has an excellent website at:

Thank you Sarah for a brilliant day.