The Crafty Owl Studio shop and courses are up and running again.  All sessions are run in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines.

Vernal Equinox.


This week saw my favourite day of the year -the 20th of March – the Vernal Equinox, and this year in conjunction with a total eclipse and a supermoon – must be a very auspicious sign, but of what I’m not sure – I just ended up with a severe migraine (again) for 3 days.

So, to textiles, and in my last post I said that Angela would probably have half a dozen cottage garden embroideries done by this week, and she has. Here’s one of them ……


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Janet, however, has gone crazy patchwork cushion crazy. Well, we had to think of projects to use some of the fabric she arrived here with !


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Some of her cushions …..


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We had a great Mother’s Day workshop here last week, with Karen and Anna treating Mum Joan to a special day out. They chose to learn Stumpwork – raised embroidery – and a little flock of sheep had emerged by the end of the day !


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…… Isn’t this pretty ?! I am running the same course again on Saturday at The Fabbadashery, I think it is fully booked but I’m sure we’ll be putting another date on.

The New Library Project saw us lino-printing again, this time incorporating fabric collage.

Beckie couldn’t resist photo-bombing !


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And finally, in another busy week, back to the shop on Saturday for a morning of Canvaswork, making a little thimble-keeper ….


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…. and an afternoon of rag rugging …


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That’s not quite all for this week though, I did have an amazing day out last week with my friends Jackie and Mark. It was Mark’s birthday treat – a VIP, behind the scenes visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster. It focusses on the conservation and preservation of species and is not a ‘zoo’. We got to feed camels, armadillos, squirrel monkeys, lemurs and possibly best of all, …..the giraffes !


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….top that !!!