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141  My first attempts at Felting! in Felting: Completed Projects by Trekky on: October 14, 2008 09:32:21 AM

So on Saturday I went to a wet-felting workshop, and here is what happened.

My first attempt...

This was wet felted (there are some stripy bits of green wool on it as well as merino wool) & then I added extra 'silk top' for the sheep body and red detailing on the flowers by needle felting.  So both my first attempt at wet & dry felting  Cheesy

Second go...

You can't really see it that well in this picture but there is a piece of lace in the felt, and I also experimented with adding embroidery threads and bits of wool.

And finally...

Some nice stripes.  I was trying to create a thicker piece (my other two are really thin) and also play around with colours.

The day was really good fun & I think I've certainly been bitten by the felting bug!  Must go & buy supplies  Grin

Thanks for looking, and comments & tips gratefully appreciated

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142  baby two tone socks in Knitting: Completed Projects by Trekky on: August 26, 2008 10:28:33 AM
My friend recently had a baby girl so I attempted to make her some cute socks.  I'd only even knitted adult sizes socks before.

Excuse the dodgy camera phone pic.  The wool is Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino and is lovely and soft.

As an added extra I made some badges for the proud parents!

Comments most appreciated!  Smiley
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143  Dennistoun Autumn & Christmas Craft Fairs in SCOTLAND by Trekky on: August 06, 2008 02:36:06 PM
We're pleased to confirm that the first Dennistoun Craft Fair was a real success in terms of public and stallholder feedback.  And on the back of that, we will be holding Autumn and Christmas Fairs. Details are below and on the attached eFlyer.  We've had a good amount of interest for them so it's looking likely that we will continue to hold them on a quarterly basis.

If you're interested in taking a stall, there are still a few places available.  Prices stated below are for bookings made in advance with the full amount to be received before the date of the fair. Bookings can be made by contacting us at craft@dennistouncommunitytogether.org.uk or our secretary Lisa on 07734 264765.


Autumn Fair

    * Date: Saturday 13th September
    * Venue: Dennistoun NewChurch Hall, Armadale Street, off Duke Street, G31 2UU
    * Stall Price: 12.50 (or 15 on the day, subject to availability)

Christmas Fair

    * Date: Saturday 29th November
    * Venue: Dennistoun NewChurch Hall, Armadale Street, off Duke Street, G31 2UU
    * Stall Price: 12.50 (or 15 on the day, subject to availability)


    * Book both the Autumn and Christmas Fairs in advance (before the Autumn Fair) for just 20!!!


Bookings are for a six foot table, unless otherwise negotiated in advance.

Stallholders will be able to set up from 9.15am

In the event that we have we have a large demand for stalls then we may use the bigger hall at the venue which is up a flight of stairs. If you would like any further information regarding the fairs or Dennistoun Community Together please get in touch.  Based on current levels of interest, this is a (likely) scenario.

If you have any particular requirements regarding your stall (e.g. does it need to be a space next to a wall?) we will need to know this in advance.

We ask anyone who wants to display their items vertically, and have requested a wall space, to bring along their own freestanding for displaying their products as we are not allowed to attach anything or make any marks on the wall of the venue.

Provisional future dates (tbc):
Spring Craft Fair on March 7th, 2009
Summer Craft Fair on June 6th, 2009
Autumn Craft Fair on September 5th, 2009
Christmas Craft Fair on December 5th, 2009

Feel free to pass this info on to anyone else who you think may be interested, and if you would like a copy of any promotional material we produce please let us know.

We hope to see you or hear from you soon. :-)
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144  Moroccan tagine + request for recipes! in Vegetarian / Vegan by Trekky on: June 16, 2008 02:15:38 PM

We went to Morocco recently, and were very kindly given spices & a tagine!

I braved using it, and have to say it was lovely!  For those without a tagine I'm sure a pot would do!

Lightly brown a chopped onion in a little oil with some spices (have been given an unlabelled bag of morocan spices -  certainly smells like cumin, not sure of what else in the mix) and some chilli powder.  Add some chopped sqaush, swede and cauliflower, and a little stock.  Cover and put on a low heat, after about 30mins I added some olives and some chopped almonds, cover for another 30mins and serve with cous cous or bread.

It tasted lovely, does anybody have any other moroccan inspired veggie recipes for a dinner party?


Trekky  Smiley
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145  Re: Craft Fair - Dennistoun, Glasgow in SCOTLAND by Trekky on: June 05, 2008 10:31:45 AM
From the bookings we've taken so far;

Stallholders include: dotty monkey, florence box, fuzzylife, rockmylobsterx, amongst others...

-hand made cards, writing paper & wrapping paper (from a sustainable source)
-jewellery (pendants, brooches, earrings) & accessories (badges, scarves etc) - some kitsch, some classy, some cute, some using semi precious stones, some from recycled materials)
-childrens toys, gifts and colouring charts
-customised clothing
-& monkeys!!!

It's Father's Day the day after, but I'm not sure how much the above will apply... but you'll never know if you don't go (who wouldn't want a monkey?).  Tongue

Those who don't often have cause to venture east might find this is as good a reason as any to pop across to Dennistoun.  We're only a stroll along from the City Centre, or a couple of stops further on the train fae Partick.  Or G31 2UU is yer postcode for google maps.

Anyhoo, it's a not for profit group with a budget of zero who are putting on a craft fair so any chance to drum up custom or support for our inaugral event is very much appreciated.  It's the first of what will hopefully be a regular event.

Maybe after, you'll fancy a nibble at Tibo, Tapa, or Coia's.  And there might be something worth checking out at the Market Gallery, Duke Street too.  All of 'em are jist aroon' the corner, on Duke St as you head back towards town.

Here's the pair of '2 sizes fits all' flyers (being our first fair, couldn't decide on which style would be most representative of the stalls ):

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