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AnninGlos Report 6 Apr 2014 15:32

Photo of Von's project on the craft thread.


AnninGlos Report 21 Apr 2014 15:23

A photo of the easter egg Jude tried to make, but which went wrong, is on the craft blog. :-(


AnninGlos Report 16 Jul 2014 12:27

Just realised how long it is since anyone posted on this thread. There is a photo on the craft blog of a lovely painting done by Jane's OH, and some cards from Jean. :-)


Winifred Report 16 Jul 2014 17:53

OK I'm off to take a peep. Hope everyone is well and enjoying the Summer. Wynn x


AnninGlos Report 17 Jul 2014 17:04

I think everyone is so dozy through all this heat we aren't used to that they don't have the energy to post winifred. Hope you are ok as well.


Von Report 17 Jul 2014 18:02

Hi Ann
You asked about the paper making.
We make up paper pulp which is made from cotton linters and water.

The linters are cotton which has been partially beaten with water then dried.

We mix it with water and beat it again in a hollander beater.

We then give each child a frame which is a small wooden frame covered in wire mesh.
This is used to make sheets of paper which can be used for making small books.

So we make a few plain sheets then we do a variation on a theme. We are going back to the school tomorrow so I will try and take some photos and you can put them on the blog.
I also show them paper I have made from banana skins,banana leaf, nettles. onions and carrots and denim jeans. :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

We also have some sculptural pieces made from linen paper which is very strong and shrinks by a huge amount making it ideal for small sculptures.


AnninGlos Report 17 Jul 2014 20:34

Thanks Von, it sounds really fascinating, I bet the children love it. What capacity are you in when you got to the school? Would love to see photos. :-D


Von Report 17 Jul 2014 20:57

We are visiting artists invited by the deputy head. She used to work at another school and when she moved asked us to work with the children at the new school.
The children do love it as it's messy.
We had one little boy who was partially sighted and he spent a long time with his hands in the pulp. With help he managed really well and it was a new experience for him.

Some children are reluctant to put their hands in the pulp but soon come round when they see others enjoying themselves.


Von Report 18 Jul 2014 16:21

Sorry Ann
There won't be any photos as the TA's allowed the children to take their papers home.
Sadly we couldn't make our display :-( :-( :-(


AnninGlos Report 18 Jul 2014 16:51

Oh that was a shame, I bet you were annoyed. Did they have the authority to do that then? :-(


Von Report 18 Jul 2014 19:32

Right and left hands comes to mind :-( :-(


AnninGlos Report 29 Jul 2014 09:30

Another lovely painting by Janes OH is on the craft blog.


Von Report 15 Sep 2014 16:10

As this thread was languishing on page two I thought I would post and see if anyone

was going to the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra palace in October?


AnninGlos Report 15 Sep 2014 22:18

Sadly no, got a wedding in the lake district in October. Thanks for boosting thread up Von though. Anyone started Christmas cards, As we are still in Tenerife and not yet had a rainy day no crafting been done here yet. :-)


Winifred Report 16 Sep 2014 09:00

Hi I've made a little start got about half a dozen done . Did one yesterday I'll be putting on my blog soon. Hope everyone is OK Wynn x


AnninGlos Report 16 Sep 2014 10:15

Lovely to see you Winifred. I have a few made left over from last year but will get started when we get home. :-)


AnninGlos Report 24 Sep 2014 09:12

Time to start on the christmas cards I think!!! :-D


AnninGlos Report 29 Sep 2014 14:23

Talking to myself I think. Where are all the Crafties?

Does anyone have any good ideas about how to store paperstacks. I have loads, some bought, some free with magazines, all used most of the time. All disserent sizes. At the moment they are stored book style on a shelf but are getting a bit out of hand.


AnninGlos Report 29 Sep 2014 15:43

When I was in Tenerife I made 7 toppers on an afternoon that was the only cool day we had in 4 weeks. I have just finished making the toppers into 7 cards and then made another one with a different topper so that is 8 made today. :-D


AnninGlos Report 30 Sep 2014 12:53

Photos of Jean's gift bags and a few cards from me on craft blog.