News from Crafting The City - dates for your diary

Bristol crocodile at Wonderwool Wales

Next month The Crocodile will be visiting Wales and going on display on 27th and 28th April at Wonderwool. He is really excited and hopes to see some of you there. He is a huge beastie all covered in beautiful glistening crochet motifs inspired by  Underfall boatyard in Bristol.  

The picture below is the day we took him for a trip around the docks on a ferry . He is inspired by the fun story of a crocodile seen in bristol docks 

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Buoy to Buoyble

This was the project we did before christmas  converting a huge Buoy into a giant Buoyble. The weather over christmas was really bad so we  are now  reshowing our work outside Brunel's SS Great Britain on the Bristol docks  from 26th March.  Please note  it may not be on display if its raining just gets too soggy


The Gull project

Lots of gulls are underway and we hope to get some finished in the next few weeks and even get some of them installed. The first gulls will appear in Under fall yard in the pumphouse. There is still time to get involved  and the dates for workshops are on the website  under the gull project


THREAD - a fun way to learn new embroidery stitches

This group takes place at   Southville Centre. All the details and what to bring  are on the website. We have held our first two sessions in the new venue and its great. Afterwards some of us stayed for lunch . The sessions are currently once a month but I may increase this to twice a month   so look out for that. The next session is on April 6th 11am - 1pm and its just £10 a session


Learn to crochet

The next 6 week beginners crochet course starts on May 9th  and there are still places .  . The 5th week we  have make a monster week to help people learn to do spiral crochet and design their own  creatures. The homework is then to make a monster and look what some people made


Intermediate Crochet . This is a two session class at Margot May for anyone who has already  learnt to crochet with me . There are two dates and the total cost is £30 . The dates are April 18th ( bobbles, puff stitches and popcorns) and  25th ( waves and chevrons) . These cannot be booked on website, instead you will need to email me

More crochet courses coming soon

Other  stuff

There is a fabric bead workshop on website  and various other things coming soon.  I am doing lots of work on the new projects and there will  soon be an announcement about a public embroidery that you  can go and contribute your bit to over the summer..right I am off for a cup of tea and to work on some embroidery