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Glass Class, Golden Leaves and Book No 3

This was my fourth glass class with Lisa Macfarlane. This one was making Christmas decorations. Last year I made an angel and this year, for a very special friend, I made a Nisse. Wikipedia explains – “A nisse, tomte, tomtenisse or ‘tonttu’ is a mythological creature from Nordic folklore today typically associated with the winter solstice and the Christmas season. It is generally described as being no taller than 90 cm, having a long white beard, and wearing a conical or knit cap in red or some other bright colour.” There was no red glass available so I chose bright green and showed the flow of his beard with wires and purple, white and green beads the relevance of which I know my friend will recognise.
The pieces made by other class members were also delightful.

Products of our morning’s work

I know you read the blog, Ti, so it won’t be a surprise when I bring it round for you  but I thought you might like to see it now!

Emerging from the class at The Craft Collective, the wind had been busy and Fore Street was littered with golden leaves.

Autumnal colour

It’s the third day of the Book Challenge that I am doing elsewhere. Today I have put up the cover of The Book Thief, no comment, no review as the rules say. Do tell me books that you have loved in the comments.

The Book Thief

 

 

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Stained Glass Christmas Decoration Workshop

Months ago I put my name on a waiting list for any one of the Stained Glass Christmas Decoration workshops at The Craft Collective in Redruth and had forgotten all about it until I had a phone call this morning saying there was a place for me! Just look what I made! I am so delighted with my quirky Suffragette Angel!

My Suffragette Angel, about 12 cms tall

We had a brilliant teacher, Lisa Macfarlane, who taught us all the techniques and encouraged us all to make our individual Christmas decorations.  I’ll be looking out for another course to develop these new skills.

All the decorations made today

 

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Craft Collective, Front Garden and A Special Dinner

This afternoon I went into town to The Craft Collective as I had heard that they were going to be knitting pink Pussy hats in preparation for any visit by POTUS No 45. As well as the ticket buying wool, pattern, needles and unlimited wonderful snacks, more than half of the money was being collected for  Cornwall Women’s Refuge. You can find out more about the charity here. http://www.cwrt.org.uk/  What a pleasure to spend a creative afternoon with like-minded people!

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Coming home I was delighted by our own front garden!

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Our eldest daughter is with us for the weekend for her birthday so I have cooked up a storm, the main course of which was spectacular and delicious. It is Yottam Ottolenghi’s Duck with Blackberries, Ginger and Star Anise and it went down very well! We had the Duck dish with a mash of Carrots, Potato and Sweet Potato and some Crispy Garlicky Kale.

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Buttons, Tinners’ Hounds and Ferns

I discovered a new shop in town today, The Craft Collective, where most things have been made in Cornwall but not all – there were some gorgeous African buttons  made by Thalia-Mai Nero.

I have shown you our Welly Dogs before but I love them so much, here they are again! Made by David Kemp, they are really called the Tinners’ Hounds and were fashioned from miners’ boots and then cast.


Walking home I found ferns on a wall, and a lone lost bloom on the path.

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2016 in art, Beauty, Cornwall

 

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