Friday, December 20, 2013

Handmade New Years cards

Despite Margie's ill health, she managed, after four attempts, to make a dozen embroidered snowflake New Years cards. The materials used included felt, hard card,glue dots, and red embroidery thread. 

Wishing you and yours health and happiness during the holiday season 

The Margie Team 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Preemie baby knits

The knitting group completed 90 preemie baby hats just in time for international prematurity awareness day November 17th 2012. Well done everyone.

The Margie Team

Monday, April 2, 2012

Living Willow Workshop

The six person crew, Clodagh, Rosie, Teresa, Des, Sandra and Marc along with Heike and Klaus, arrived one fine sunny saturday morning, braving the thin north wind. The willow had been collected by Margie, Leiny and Marc a few weeks before. The preparation began at 10.15 after tea and Clodagh's homemade cake.

It wasn't long before the uprights were in place and the job of weaving them across began. The crew worked hard until lunchtime. A big bowl of salad and a cold meat and cheese platter was set ready to accompany Clodagh's homebaked bread.

After lunch Isla went out to put the finishing touches to the new structure with Klaus.

Meanwhile Heike set the group to making spanish trays, the fresh green dogwood was so beautiful, it looked like sea weed.

By four thirty Isla had moved in, leaving her wellies by the entrance, she settled in for a spot of reading with baby doll.

The Margie Team

Saturday, October 15, 2011

knitting group

Knitting, a warm stove, chat and a nice cuppa, all make a perfect knitting group session. This was the scene at Chez Margie last season.

Some had been knitting for years and others were beginners. Either way everyone enjoyed the night.

This season the knitting sessions continue at Sheila's place on monday evenings from 6pm. Hope to see you there.

The Margie Team

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Lunch time knitting

Leiny, Margie, Edel, Teresa and Andrea engaged in a spot of lunch time knitting last wednesday. Needles were clicking at a rate of knots as old skills were revived and remembered.

The Margie Team

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Make your own Knitting needles

At one of the Tuesday knitting sessions we had a "make your own knitting needle" workshop, (Aoife demonstrates), we gathered our required materials, selected the lenght and width required.

The cutting was done, sanding, sharpening and sealing, all that is left is for Aoife to glue the ends in place.

Two pairs of needles complete and ready for action.

The Margie Team

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Another successful basketmaking session

Chez Margie was the venue for yet another basketmaking session with Heike in May. Eilish joined the crew for the first time and really got into the experience totally, completing a beautiful basket with handle.

Heike, our master tutor, at work in the kitchen at Chez Margie

Clogagh gets to grips with the willow and the weaving, she made a shopper with a handle. She also ensured the day's success with her excellent culinary skills, providing the scones, jam, bread and cakes.

Sheila, too, is at ease with the craft,completing a beautiful shopper with a handle, she has now completed three sessions.

Margaret got straight in to the weaving at her first sessions, making a basket with a handle also. Visit Margie's Crafts to see the finished baskets, by right clicking the underlined blue title or by clicking here

The Margie Team