On 25 October, if you were passing by our village hall, you might have heard the laughter! The Card-Making Day, run by Carole, was a real hit. You can see in the photos below, the wealth of materials and tools we used to make our cards. Initially, Carole presented various card formats that we might explore during the day. Warmed by a wonderful open fire, we made a start using felt to decorate our cards. At times, it was difficult to make decisions on how to proceed. But once we explored the materials, the ideas kept coming. Our next challenge was "iris folding". None of us had heard of this and were really surprised at the stunning effects created just by folding narrow strips of paper. Carole had publicised a "light lunch". Well, she really did us proud with couscous and a very warming casserole followed by plum crumble and custard. In the afternoon we settled in to some stitching of Christmas candles to mount on cards. We really wanted to make some of the fun boxes that Carole had on display but most of us just ran out of steam. We were so motivated that we asked Carole if she would lead another session very soon. This has now been arranged for SUNDAY 30TH NOVEMBER. Get in touch with Carole (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to join us. You won't regret it!
(Photos by M. Turrell)