23.1.12

See you ducky!


January seems to have been sucked into a black hole - as I write, I am finally organised for my first (two day) needle felting workshop in Bath and will be away for three days; I'm feeling homesick already. As the trip must be done by bus and train, I am packing two rucksacks full of supplies and hoping it won't be too heavy. My nine pupils will spend the first day making this little duck, designed especially for the session, and I am expecting them to bring some prep work for their own designs, which I'll be helping them with - should they need help - on the second day. It will be a learning curve for all of us, and hopefully jolly good fun. See you on the other side, duckies!

19 comments:

rachel said...

I hope you have a lovely time - and I'm sure that everyone will go home with a unique creation and great memories. I'm rather envious.....

janet said...

Oh how I wish I could attend!!!!! Ducky is a real cutie.

Have a great time Gretel and enjoy Bath.

janet xox

Deb said...

i hope you have a great time Gretel - I saw an update on twitter or facebook and wondered if you were attending or teaching.Be lovely to read what happens when you get back. x

Tonia said...

You and your students will have a great time!

JOHNSON, Cotswold Hills, England. said...

Well, Gretel, if you have to be homesick somewhere, Bath is a lovely a place to be sick in.

But you're right - there's nowhere quite as special as the Cotswolds, is there? But then, of course, we are rather prejudiced on that account :-)

Johnson

Biba said...

Gorgeous! I wish I could join you!

julochka said...

oh my goodness, it's super sweet! i wish i was going to be at your workshop!!

Marzenciuk said...

Oh... She's so cute :)

Soozcat said...

Best wishes on this first class. And the duck design is adorable!

Charlotte said...

good luck for your first workshop. It looks like a great design for new to the craft.

Will be thinking of you.
Charlotte

BumbleVee said...

can you do some more courses..for all of us on here? .... you could have classes every week ...closer to home...if we all just lived close to you....sigh.....

hmmm... maybe somebody could organize a felting holiday... are there some little B&B's nearby? We could go for lovely walkies each day .... do a bit of felting...lots of yakking and laughing...and a bit more felting... have a brew.... ..yeh...it's all coming to me now.... hmmmm.. must think on it a bit more....

Claire said...

Oh Gretel, that ducky is just too darn cute...

I'm sure you will all have a wonderful time at the workshop.

How lovely to be in Bath I am envious.
Blue skies and sunshine here today, best get out and do a little bit of watering before breakfast.

Claire :}

ellen said...

How I would love to be able to take a class from you. What a darling duck!

Nancy said...

How exciting! You will have a lovely time and consider it an adventure! I didn't see much of Bath (we changed buses there) I remember it though very fondly as I saw my first rowan tree there.

Have a great time and I wish I could be in the class!

Kim said...

Wow do I wish I could attend your workshop!! I'm teaching a needle-felting class on the 31st-my first-do you have any tips? I'm nervous! (we are making either a mushroom or a flower) Thanks!

Purpletreebird said...

Good luck with your adventure Gretel, your pupils are going to have a fantastic time with you as their tutor I know it!
Jess xx

Frances said...

Ahhh Gretel, how lucky are those duckies to have a workshop with you!

Please do take your camera to Bath. xo

rossichka said...

Oh, Gretel, have a nice trip and good luck with the workshop! It sounds so tempting, you must be very excited! I hope it will be a new kind of experience and you'll meet interesting people there (I envy them, though!) The duckie is so sweet! Did you take your camera? I'm looking forward to see what happened!!x

Puddock said...

Gorgeous little duck! Good luck witht the class :)