Teaching other teachers can be daunting but last week’s training session at Kew Gardens was a gentle and affirming experience. I team taught the session with my colleague Stuart Simler and we began with two warm up exercises to focus … Continue reading
Happy New Year dear readers! Apparently cleaning a corner of your house, going on a local adventure or spending time with children can all stimulate creativity. Or perhaps send the kids on their own little adventure and forget about tidying … Continue reading
Here’s a sneak preview of some work I’m creating with Year 3 children from Barnet schools as part of artsdepot’s annual Creative Routes project. The work is based on the theme of Outer Space and is inspired by an opera … Continue reading
I’m thinking about other accessible felting methods for adults or children with poor dexterity so I’ve been playing around with felting scraps of commercial felt cloth onto needlepunch felt. I love using the negative shapes left over from previous projects. … Continue reading
Kathleen tells me for what could well be the 100th time that she used to like colouring-in books. Next, she points to a colourful piece of handmade felt with her name on. “Well I don’t know who made that” she … Continue reading
I made these with a zillion children at Harrow Arts Centre’s open day last Sunday where I had some amazing help from volunteers and lots of eager little felters were born.
I’ve been wanting to do this for such a long time… shoes and socks off, let the soapy felting begin! This wonderful project took place at Fitzjohn’s Primary school with an exceptionally talented Year 1 class (5 and 6 year … Continue reading