Sunday, January 30, 2011


Basketmaking with Heike started off with an informal chat about willow, its qualities and capabilities. Before long everyone was working on their base.

By tea break (time for Clodagh's scones)everyone had a base complete

Befoe long the uprights were in and everyone was building up their sides.

Margie had to remind everyone to break for lunch all home baked by Clodagh. Pictured here are Annemarie, Edel, Ber and Sandra chatting and enjoying the day.

Then back to work building up more, Ber created this fabulous shape on her first ever basket. Clodagh was weaving intently, took her time, and measured her work carefully. Sheila seated behind, is creating a great shape on her first basket.

Val weaved a beautiful shopper carefully measuring and remeasuring.

Sandra made this beautiful shape on her first basketmaking attempt.

Thank you to Val, Annemarie, Heike, Edel, Clodagh, Sandra, Ber, Bernie and Sheila for all the beautiful work. Eight wonderful baskets all tutored under Heike's expertise.
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The Margie Team

Monday, January 17, 2011

Doll Making Group

The new year crafting got off to a prolific start with a wonderful group of enthuastic and energised women of all ages. Sheila kept the steam irons going and helped Jemima with the pattern making and fabric cutting.

Iris fresh from having finished making a wedding dress inspired everyone with her choice of colours. Detta (who brought along her beautiful original singer machine) and Fiona paired up together to work on their dolls.

Cait, Marianne and Eilish worked in partnership and kept everyone's spirits up with their witty banter and their happy mood.

Margie ensured that everyone kept up with the busy pace. Rosemary filled her doll with loving care, concentrating hard on the job in hand.

By the end of the day the group assembled a beautiful group of Ladies in spectacular dresses.

Well done one and all, truly a day of fabulous creating, a joy to be part of.

The Margie Team