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Annx

Annx Report 8 Dec 2018 12:18

I really enjoy photography too and am having a new camera for Christmas! I agree with what you say, Black Knight and it also makes you much more observant of your surroundings and notice detail.

TheBlackKnight

TheBlackKnight Report 8 Dec 2018 09:53

Photography is good for everybody.
You learn something new.
You get out & about.
You meet new friends with the same interest as you.
Still Life, Landscape, Street, Black & White or Portrait & more are all different types of photography.
You can learn as you go & the people you meet will also teach/help you.
You may even end up with some letters after your name.

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 24 Sep 2018 19:58

I love words too Dermot, though I am a lazy writer and use words like nice (there's a word whose meaning has changed) to describe almost anything pleasant. My English teacher, still around in her mid-90s, would be horrified.

Have you read Bill Bryson's "Mother Tongue"? If not try and borrow a copy as I am sure you would enjoy it.

Dermot

Dermot Report 24 Sep 2018 07:47

'Words' are my insanity.

And to aid my endeavour, I have just received a present of a: 'Dictionary of Changes in Meaning' by Adrian Room highlighting the fact that English is an ever-changing language where, over the centuries, very many words have acquired a new sense or gained an unexpectedly different meaning.

Powerful & entertaining stuff! :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 11 Feb 2018 21:33

She is isn’t she?

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 11 Feb 2018 12:40

I have seen Annx painting and they are really really good. She's such a clever girl.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 8 Dec 2017 12:42

I have just put some photos of lovely paintings done by Annx onto the craft blog. If anyone wants the address to see them please PM me.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 24 Nov 2017 14:49

Mel takes me back to when I used to make ducks out of pom poms to hang on prams. (a long time ago.)

Annx did you try the felting?

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 22 Oct 2017 22:39

If you've done a lot of knitting you must have a lot of different coloured wools over. Why not try pom pom making. I have made fairies and little dolls with pegs and pom poms, hedgehogs and a fairy garland for a friend a big. I have all the sizes of the plastic makers and its so easy.

TheBlackKnight

TheBlackKnight Report 12 Jun 2017 09:39

I do Photography. I knew nothing about it as I started out, but now I have entered competitions & won some, & some of my photos have been published in newspapers & magazines . If I can do it anybody can. :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 18 May 2017 21:04

Ann I have a horrible feeling I was going to put something of yours on the craft blog. I don't think I did and now can't find it. If you want to re-send it I will do it. :-)

Annx

Annx Report 17 May 2017 17:52

Thank you AnninG.

Yes....... I do

Jewellery making......mostly beadwork.
Photography
Painting
Fused Glass

The fused glass is the most recent and I really enjoy it.

In the past I have done knitting (get too hot to wear woollies now!) and macrame.

What I want to try next is needle felting after seeing some lovely pictures done with it.

Treehunter

Treehunter Report 13 May 2017 10:46

Hi

Yes group is doing very well. Had a show at the library last week of some of the work me and my ladies have done. Going to do another one from the 1st to the 22nd Dec. Of our christmas work.

Had some very good feed back on our work.. Had another 6 new people join this week.

I am up looking after my gand daughter this weekend. But havent been able to do any stitching as my hands have been very bad.

Speak again when i can.

Take care all.

Hazelx

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 21 Apr 2017 20:23

Hi Hazel, you did very well setting up your cross stitch group, it has been going a while now hasn't it?
Littlelegs did you finish Bertie Bassett?

Treehunter

Treehunter Report 21 Apr 2017 10:11

I do cross stitching when my hands let me. I run cross stitching group in my library every Wednesday afternoon.

But my main hobby is Family history. :-)

littlelegs

littlelegs Report 8 Mar 2017 22:22

Knitting again making Bertie Bassett
Enjoying it at the moment

littlelegs

littlelegs Report 5 Mar 2017 12:21

Thank you island
Will take a look <3

Island

Island Report 4 Mar 2017 11:21

Hi LL, weaving can be as simple or as complicated as you wish and projects as small - e.g. key ring fob - or as large as you want.
Looms can range from homemade, e.g. small cardboard box to purchased, mostly wooden, ones. There are narrow bead looms, lap looms for short pieces, looms with rollers for continuous lengths and circular looms.
Materials can be whatever takes your fancy. Yarn would be the easiest to start with, using various thicknesses creates an interest. Once you've got the hang of it use anything that can be cut/torn into strips - I've used scrunched up lengths of wrapping paper.
You are limited only by your imagination. Have a look on line at pinterest, FB etc.

littlelegs

littlelegs Report 3 Mar 2017 20:23

Hi island
I've not tried weaving is it easy

Island

Island Report 3 Mar 2017 13:22

Hi littlelegs, I've taken up weaving again and really enjoying it.