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Testimonials

"I recently attended one of Joelle's Wire Wrapping Jewellery evenings and really enjoyed it, lovely group of ladies, and learnt a great new skill and I can't wait for my next evening making a butterfly brooch."

Jane

Blackberry Workshop
Two friends and I had a lovely afternoon at one of Joelles workshops.  It was a sunny Saturday afternoon and we picnic'd by the canal and then meandered along for our creative session.  Joelle's instruction were clear and helpful and our little box contained all that we needed to complete our project.  It was very relaxing chatting and making, even the non sewer amongst us managed a very wearable brooch.  We each left with our blackberry brooches attached, though the non sewer could have made use of a glue gun!

A super afternoon, the hardest part was threading a needle, everyone made an individual piece.  Can absolutely recommend it.

Joyce

The felt making workshop was really great fun yesterday and has inspired me to want to make more.  The first piece of felt I made was too big to be a felt cuff but I still loved making it and its going to be a mini wall hanging instead.  My second attempt was definitely a better size to be worn as a cuff and I really enjoyed trapping angelina fibres and small off-cuts of silk into the layers of felt which really add interest and texture to the design.

Making dorset buttons to secure the cuff was really interesting too.  I also embellished the cuff by hand sewing beads onto the felt which really added to the overall effect.  Anyone who loves being creative and hasn't had a go at felt making yet should really have a go - its actually very easy, and very suitable for beginners.  Thanks Joelle & Pauline for a great day.

Amanda

Joelle Harris, organises craft workshops, craft demonstrations and classes in sewing, alterations and jewellery making across the UK from her base in Burton-on-Trent on the border between Staffordshire and Derbyshire. Joelle also organises childrens' parties, corporate team building, hen parties, baby showers, enterprise workshops, craft exhibitions and wardrobe decluttering. Buy her custom made jewellery from her Etsy shop. Specialist in crochet wire jewellery, textile recycling, make do and mend. Read Joelle's blog for craft tutorials and inspiration.