Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Felted Fallalery and Homeless Bags



What is fallalery? It is the using and making of fallals (trifling, decorative ornaments). This was the basis of my talk at NCEATA – Newcastle Creative Embroiderers and Textile Artists on Saturday. I have recently joined this group and will be one of the tutors at their Creative Retreat in May 2010. I am offering a workshop called “Felted Fashion and Fallalery”. The felted art bowls in the photos are samples for the workshop where participants will create beautiful handmade felt for fashion accessories and jewellery and/or decorative art pieces like these bowls or art dolls and embellished them with handmade polymer clay pieces, buttons, beads and embroidery. More information from NCEATA website






Second episode of the Homeless Day - packing night was last Sunday., the hottest day of the year so far. I don’t think it needs too much explanation About 20 Rotarians friends came to our place , brought more donations, packed 250+ daily essentials packs and made up beautiful "hampers" to be distributed at the Hunter Homeless Connect day. Each pack has a towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, other toieltries, underpants , tissues, bottle of water, and a few other useful bits and pieces. Nicola, a young member of my Rotary club is one of the coordinators and sent this message “. On behalf of the Hunter Homeless Connect Day organisers and guests, my thanks to Rotarians for your efforts in collecting and packing goods for our special day this week, and the gorgeous hampers which will bring extra joy to a few who are probably not used to being 'winners'.   Thanks of course for your own generous donations and to your suppliers for their care for those in tough times.  “





and a last reminder about the fantastic HANDMADE TREASURES CHRISTMAS SALE
  Saturday, 28th November, 8.30am - 5.30pm

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