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  • The mighty music muff

    Yes oh yes they are rainbow ear-muff-phones that you see. Oh the joy of joys it is wonderful to experience the soft and colourful sensation of rainbow yarn whilst grooving to your favorite tunes. Rainbow yarn = 1 cheap plastic material = 0 They took about 4 months to build (off and on). When I…

  • Speakers

    I’ve been playing around with making speakers. Here are a few. I started teaching at Lick Wilmerding High School a month ago. On one of the courses we are making an amp, and to learn how speakers work we made paper speakers. Students made some really great ones and it was a lot of fun!…

  • Knitted book cover

    To make the knitted book cover I had the the help of the Farnborough knit and natter group, and the Nepalese craft group. Both groups worked together to make loads of triangles, which I then stitched together. English and Nepalese casting on techniques are quite different, and the two groups learned from each other. I…

  • Glove is in the Air

    Glove is in the Air…All you need is Glove…What’s Glove got to do with it?…Make Glove, not war…¬†OK, OK, I’ll stop (but I could ride this pun wave for days I tell you). This week we (myself and some creative friends) made stuff with odd gloves. It was simple. It was amazing. People arrived at…

  • Wall Hangings in Pride of Place!

    Just got back from Colston Primary School. I’ve (finally) seen the wall hangings I made with year 4 students earlier this year in-situ. They are framed and look amazing in the reception area -pride of place! *big smile* Thanks to Claire (artist and mum at the school) for inviting me to work on the project,…

  • Art Week at Colstons Primary

    I spent 4 days in July with 2 classes of 9 and 10 year old students from Colston Primary. We made this lovely Bristol wall hanging by stenciling images onto little windows, and then machine stitching together. Students absolutely loved using the sewing machines, and they were pretty good at it too (as you can…