BRISWOOL is back with the crocodile , Gulls, Embroidery and more

Well I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  I've been very busy  which is why I have not posted for a while.

So what have I got to tell you about;

The museum bird garden embroidery  is up at the Museum and Art Gallery on Park Street for another couple of weeks and I have had lots of emails about how much people are enjoying contributing stitches so do get up there. 

On Sunday August 26th  1pm - 4pm I will be doing a demonstration of a modern take Bayeux Stitch as part of our THREAD group (FREE at the museum).. There is a small space but if you bring a  ring, a bit of fabric, some  double knitting yarn and needle  and something to mark your fabric then  you could have a go  (The best fabric is stuff that you can easily pull some DK smooth yarn through)  Please check the museum website for other details.


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The next evening beginners crochet course is £85 for 6 evenings and starts on 12th Sept 7 - 9pm. Please bring a 4mm hook.

The course will guide you through the principles of crochet and along the way teach you some motifs that you can use to make  a granny square blanket , crochet bunting, a crochet cushion or throw , decorative flowers and stars. .You will also learn the various crochet terms and learn to unravel the mysteries of crochet diagrams. It is a properly taught course  developed over 8 years. I’ve taught hundreds of people to crochet.

12th September Getting Started  How to hold the yarn, make chains and do dc crochet and be guided through the terms used in crochet. 

19th September Gorgeous Grannies  Treble stitch and how to make granny squares. How to understand crochet diagrams and ways of planning use of colour in your blocks.

 26th September Embellish  In this session we cover making a crochet triangle that you can use as a basis for bunting. We will also learn basic edging and surface crochet

3rd October Layering and Using Chain Spaces Learn how to make flowers, brooches, embellishments and more - layering.

24th October Make A Monster Week  Crochet in the round. you will learn this useful technique which is the basis of all Amigurumi toys.

31st October Starry Starry Night Crochet stars for a garland. You will also be shown some ideas for completing this project in your own time and how to finish your work.

Places are limited and go quickly so book now. 

About the tutor.  Vicky has been teaching for over 20 years and is an artist, group facilitator community artist and absolute crochet fanatic who loves teaching. Many people who learn to crochet with her go on to contribute to  her community projects, the latest one is a crocodile and the next one is a flock of seagulls ! Vicky ran Paper Village. Made a Shaun the Sheep  and BRISWOOL and has taught hundreds of people to crochet

Fee - £85 Please note the fee is a discounted fee for doing 6 weeks ..normal fee is £8 per hour (£96)

Places are limited  and go quickly so book now at  Courses take place at Margot May Café  on North St Bedminster 7-9pm. If you have problems with website email

DAYTIME course.

If you hurry I am doing a two session crochet courses at Southville centre starting this Thursday  morning..see website for details 

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The crochet gulls have started to go on display round the dockside and I met with  the curator from M Shed the other day and they want to show about 15 so now just waiting for details of when and steps.  In the meantime there are 8 at Underfall Yard and  3 in the cafe at S.S Great Britain, one in Assembly Bakery  and one in Little Victories Tea shop. ( Both at CARGO behind M Shed)


THREAD , our fortnightly drop in embroidery group  is still  running at The Southville Centre, mostly every other Friday 11am - 1pm and some of us stay to  have lunch afterwards so its nice and social.  More details on the website and you can book and pay there or  pay on day but do check what you need to bring as its just £10 so I do not provide materials. Next session is this Friday August 17th.

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BRISWOOL is back

Yes its true BRISWOOL and the crocodile are going southwards to the Craft4Crafters Show - Bath and West Showground - Shepton Mallet - 18th - 20th October 2018. 

I am putting together a plan of how to get it all there and will need volunteers to  chat to the public and show off what we have done for Thursday Friday and Sat and help to pack away on Sat evening ...please let me know if you can definitely help.  Also if you have any parts of it in your  house then please can I have those . Not yet as i actually have no room for anything else in my house  but prior to the event.

Other vols ..those who might be helping beforehand . I am putting together a little messenger group of  I think 5 people so  we can work it out.