Six Spring bunnies

This month's workshop was held at the 'Make It' shop in Chorlton. 

I had a lovely group, including three people I either know or who read this blog. One of whom I have 'known' for nearly a decade, via the early days of this blog and I recognised her as soon as she arrived. And another blog reader who had brought 'my' book to be signed. As it was the end of the day by then, my mind was in several places and I stupidly signed it to the wrong person and had to write it again. But then, as she observed, it was the only one like that! (Apologies again to 'L') 

I have also known Louise Peers for several years and have often seen her amazing little teddy bears on-line. what I hadn't realised was just how eye wateringly small they are; I had estimated them to be quite a few inches. In fact, they are just several centimetres. Roughly the size of a cotton reel, in the case of the little white fairy bear. Mouse sized. And all hand stitched, beautifully. No wonder they sell so fast!

And yet again, everyone produced a lovely creation - despite most of them being complete beginners. I always hope that afterwards they carry on enjoying needle felting as I know some of them will. 

Next workshop in Oxfordshire is almost sold out, and it looks as if I may be holding one in London this year. All the details can be found in my April/May newsletter, which you can read (without subscribing) here


Lin said...

Gretel....it's my hope that I will attend one of these some day. You know...just for the sweets. :)

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

Wish I could make it to the Oxfordshire workshop, a bit too far to drive, as the venue is outside of the city. Any chance of seeing you nearer the Peak District? Your bear workshop looks fantastic, a polar bear for Christmas would be brilliant.

Granny Sue said...

These are just adorable, Gretel! Looks like fun too. Maybe our paths will cross when we're in England in September.