Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Message from your leader!!!!!!!

Hello everyone and may I also wish you a very happy new year.

Anne is quite right we have one wedding challenge which is current and I  issued the rules for the wedding panel in November and there is a forfeit to be paid in the form of teaching if the panel is not returned on January 21st - to date no one (not even me appears to be reneging on it) - those that I have spoken to have either started or have a good idea - so keep up the good work.

There will be two further challenges this year both of which are pass around challenges - the first  of which will be launched on Saturday 21st January and is based very loosely on "The House that Jack Built"  - ours will be the House that the DollyBirds Built!!!

I am expecting that the following people will be participating in this Challenge  - Pauline, Tina, Marlene, Jo, Shenagh, Helen, Sue and me - please let me know if anyone else is expecting to join in as I am in the process of finalising the pass around sequence and order of work. 
I am going to try to keep the progress of your house secret once you have handed it over so with this in mind could I please ask that you bring your journal, measurement, fabric, negative preference and found object in a plastic bag so that no one can see the contents and put your name on a piece of paper/card within so that I have a record of which one belongs to which person.
Then hopefully you will not see your 'house' again until the end when we will have a grand 'topping out' ceremony and there will be cake as reward for all your hard work!

Rules for this challenge have not yet been finalised but I will give them out to the participants when we begin but they are broadly as we agreed with one or two refinements - mainly to protect you from me!!!!!

The second challenge  (There was an Old Woman who Swallowed a Fly.....) will launch later  as I feel we should look at ways of making  stump dolls, appropriate heads and animals.  I will start this on 21st January - you do not need to bring anything for this session as it will be  information only - I will bring as many images, patterns, ideas for heads  as I can find that could be suitable for a stump doll.

Please bring some work of your own that you can be doing as we discuss the two challenges.

Hope this is clearish!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy New Year

A bit late posting since Nov meeting.  Chris set a challenge to be completed by the Jan meeting, anyone who doesn't comlete theirs has to paya forfeit in the form of teaching a class.  The challenge as you know is to do a wedding panel.  I won't type it all out again I just hope nobody has lost their instructions.  I haven't even begun mine and only have an idea for the theme; I hope I'm not the only one who hasn't started yet!
Chris also set a couple of other challenges: one which involves passing the project on as each stage is completed, this is based on 'There was an old woman who swallowedd a fly'; the other is the house challenge.  I won't bother with the details here, I'll leave it till they're ready to begin.
Hope everyone had a lovely time at Christmas and New Year :-)
Next meeting 21st Jan.