October 11th Thursday

Artful birds: Class in the Nutmeg Room with Brigitte Kaufold

Brigitte says: I live in beautiful Cornwall very close to Lands End, having moved here from Germany some 19 years ago. I worked in primary schools as a nursery teacher and taught German to adults in evening classes. Later I worked in the café at the Minack Open Air Theatre. I was introduced to hooking by Diane Cox, who invited me to her group, and the more I practised and experimented I got ‘hooked’ myself. For several years I have been member of the Mesdames Myrtles group and together we organize lots of fun events in West Penwith. We like to spread around us our love for colour and texture and infect more people with the ‘hooking-bug’.

This workshop asks Who does not miss the wonderful birds in the winter? To answer the question and to make up for the lack of songs and entertaining appearances in the garden, we will hook some artful coloured birds which, hopefully, will help us to get through the winter and right up to spring!
If you wish you can bring your own materials. You will need approximately 30 x 30 cm hessian, not loose woven; a variety of wool, not too thin; beads for the eyes; a piece of stick for the beak; your sewing kit; filling stuff; and a hook. Embroidery hoops will be provided to you to use. Alternatively, you can purchase a kit with everything needed (except the hoop) from Brigitte. The kit and materials cost £5.