OK, get your diaries out. I have some Friendly Plastic classes coming up in November that might interest you:
10th November at Gillian’s Crafts, 8 Victoria Street, Derby. DE1 1EQ 01332 332133 . Please book directly with Gill at the shop. 10.30am – 12.30 £9.99
This is an introductory class for those who want to know a little bit about how Friendly Plastic works for their specific craft. We will primarily be creating textures using rubber stamps, fabrics and found objects. These little sample pieces can be turned in to cards, jewellery or what ever you fancy. If we have time and the inclination, we will look at a couple of other techniques to whet your appetite.
10th November at Gillian’s Crafts, 8 Victoria Street, Derby. DE1 1EQ 01332 332133 . Please book directly with Gill at the shop. 1.30pm – 3.30pm £13.00
Extend your texturing skills into 3 dimensions. We will make a lovely little bowl with colour and texture both inside and outside the dish using lace and textured fabrics to create the impressions.
I would normally have a picture to show you of this, but stupidly I bundled up the samples and sent them off to Gill not 10 minutes ago, having completely forgotten to take a photo!!! How stupid is that? I will have to see if Gill can take one and send it to me so I can upload it for you all to see.
This class is absolutely fine for beginners and those with some experience alike. It is a wonderful next step from “First Impressions” and the expertise acquired in the morning class.
Bend It Shape It (Any Way You Want It)
21st November at Stitched Up and Fleeced (Sue Lancaster’s studio) 49 Nethergreen Road, Sheffield S11 7EH
07879 424989 Email: Stitchedupandfleeced@live.co.uk 10am – 4pm £40 Please book directly with Sue.
The very best way to get to know Friendly Plastic. We work through a whole host of techniques including my Lacework and Oooze techniques, plus Piecework, impressions, foiling, embedding, some beads, and generally anything everyone wants to know. We use hot water and dry heat to achieve our aims, so you learn loads about the easiest ways to work with Friendly Plastic in your own environment. You will make between 10 and 20 sample pieces to use as you wish in whatever creative medium you are currently working in. Friendly Plastic is so versatile that it suits textile people, jewellery folk, paper artists, mixed media players, model makers, costume designers and many others that I have not even thought about. One thing you will be sure of is that you will be going home with a head stuffed full of ideas and a bag full of interesting and decorative samples. If you are a regular reader of this blog you will have seen some of the things that people get up to on these Bend It Shape It days, so beat the grey November skies and forget abut all the things you need to do and come and discover a whole new world of creativity.