A few shots from last weekends classes that I taught.
Apart from the more advanced turning I was offering, I also taught some improvers classes on plate turning. I find that plates are an interesting thing to teach and very helpful in learning tool control.
Though there is much less hollowing than a bowl, the wide flat surfaces provide a challenge to the person turning them. It takes some quite fine tool control to keep the hooks engaged in the cut to form a smooth surface. It takes much more patience than cutting a smooth hollow on the inside of a bowl.
Thanks to all the guys who took part and thanks to @adrianrlloyd for lending me lathes to teach ☺
This Saturday ill be setting up my first market stall at the @longstantonvm beautiful bright bouquets to start your weekend. Ill be surrounded by local produce, crafts and artisans between 10-12:30. Come find me (and bring coffee!) 🌻 On the village green, Longstanton
Oh the romance of a flower cart...!
This seems to be of Austrian or German descent - does anyone have an idea?
or maybe it’s just an incredibly cute flower cart someone has just built.... I’m all over it...🍃🌻🌻🌻🍃Tag someone who may know or might just love it ♥️
I want to ask you all about meditation.
Do you practice it?
How do you practice it?
For me personally, I have a really hard time tuning out the thoughts and shutting my mind down.
I find that the only time I’m able to find peace is when I’m surrounded by nature, but even then I’m moving and talking, taking photos. I also hardly ever do it alone.
I guess what I want to know, do you hold any specific rules for what equals meditation, or can it be anything that simply brings you peace?
Yesterday was just magical 🌿 I spent the day up in Herefordshire @broadfield_court for the September Spry collaborative workshop with Melissa and Debbie @twistedsisters_floraldesign and Brigitte @mossandstonefloraldesign 🌿 You may have seen more in my stories. Styling with the most inspiring props and colourful seasonal blooms was pure joy and working alongside such a talented and creative team that worked so hard to make the magic happen. Thank you @matthew_walsh_photography for sharing your knowledge and @safiapixie for modelling here so beautifully
Fabric: My other guilty pleasure 🤓. This dresser is a family heirloom which was made by my partner's Grandad. It's been used for all purposes in all sorts of locations but for a while it seems to be happy to home my fabric stash (lucky me!) Pretty things (kinda) folded and stacked on duck egg blue shelves behind a pane of glass make my heart so joyful 💗
All those memories, all those exhilarating charity shop finds, the fabric that's been gifted to me, baby clothes that are way too cute to give away (sorry friends), plus the pieces that I've bought here and there.
The very act of giving it it's own home that is on show has elevated it from a guilty stash to a beautiful fabric art piece, inside its layers are held a multitude of creative possibilities for all of us; the kids often pull out something that catches their eye for a project or doll blanket or vital dressing up accessory.
I on the other hand will open a piece out, feel it, sniff it, rub it on my cheek and put it back! (#fabricgeek)
I love that creativity is residing in corners of our home.
How do you welcome creativity into your home?
Pens, tape, books, glue, wool, card, paper? writing, playing, conversations? I wonder?