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Welcome 2 Glammamamma

What about me?

Those who know me, know I frequent charity shops, for old and vintage patterns to knit and crochet.  I love any pattern pre or post war, and have a jolly old time, trying to work out ounces into grammes, as yarn was sold by the weight, also, I recommend a needle conversion chart.  It’s not the first time i’ve confused an old 8 and a new 3mm needle or hook!

Apart from charity shops, street markets are great places to hunt down the old knitting & crochet books.  Try not to laugh at the finished product or models pointing to a mountain on a painted back drop, just think of the techniques, that’s all you need.  OK, a discreet giggle at some of the photos!A few months ago, I taught myself to (dry) needle felt, spin my own yarn, and recently, I learnt how to weave on a peg loom.

It’s been a journey, which i’ve enjoyed, and which I will continue to use throughout my creative crafting life!

You can contact me via my email.  You can see some of my work & contact me via Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/people
Hotmail: glammamamma1@hotmail.com
Plus more  pics on Flickr:
TEACHING: Want to learn to knit or crochet?  I’m available for one to one or group sessions.  I can be contacted via email or via my Ravelry page.   Sessions are a minimum of 2 hour,s with no set maximum time, for the moment.

So, until the next time.  Keep crafting.  Keep creating.

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.

Peace n Love

Glammamamma x

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2010 in Craft, Creative

 

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Christmas @ Lewisham Shopping Centre Part 2

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Mec’s felted snowmen

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Mom (Kim) & Daughter (Tegan)

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Mec showing customer knitting

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Molly learning to knit

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Mom showing daughter how it’s done

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Tegan’s first knitted bracelet!

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View of work tables: felted work and knitting wool

THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO GO, PEOPLE TO SEE

Bring on tomorrow!  I can’t wait! Hope you can come too.

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So, until the next time.

Keep crafting.  Keep creating.

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

Peace & Love

Glammamamma x

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2010 in Craft, Festive

 

Christmas @ Lewisham Shopping Centre 2010

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CHRISTMAS @ LEWISHAM SHOPPING CENTRE  Part 1

Today was the Lewisham council’s Christmas festivities, which included the Christmas lights switch on, parade with cake, gingerbread & minced pies.

My part-time day job, provided a free felting, knitting & crochet workshop.

The fabulous Mec taught the dry needle felting workshop & she also sold her glorious, felted items, whilst I taught the knitting & crochet workshop.

Other workshops taking place were Recycled Gifts & brooch making.  I’m sorry I can’t remember their compnay names, but the fabric brooch making ladies, were also @ the Lewisham People’s Day, this Summer, and they were busy, busy, busy!  Well done, ladies.  Hope I get the brooch u started making for me, but never got to finish!

All the above was held in a giant marquee, outside the Lewisham shopping centre, and although there was some heating which came via a giant funnel on the floor, it was nowhere near adequate for all us to feel the benefit!

My fingers were soooo cold, that I had to stop until I had a hot drink, & defrosted my fingers!  It’s the kind of cold, that makes me want to swear, but I held my tongue, had my drink, ate some lunch, went to the loo (lingered over the hot air hand dryer), then back to work!

 
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