A Local Polymer Clay Workshop

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Meriel of Anwyn Yarn Studio hosted our Polymer Clay workshop and what a lovely space it was too. A small group (one of whom is taking my Machine Knitting Weekend workshop next month) it was busy and fun as any larger one I have had…and Anwyn is in my neighbourhood, two blocks away!

Work and Creation.

You can see that when we get going coffee and herb teas fuel the day and for this workshop I had lovely large tile work surfaces.

Some great work.

In demonstrating I sometimes get some buttons done, the purple ones are mine after demonstrating the ‘Skinner Method’ of creating a coloured roll.

Lunch was so convenient with Tim Horton’s right across the road and a sushi place around the corner!

A great match!

One of our number had wanted to take this workshop for years and kept missing it for one reason or another but I was so pleased when she walked in the door. She had brought with her a jacket she had been working on but had ground to a halt with no inspiration for what buttons to use. Well…beautiful set of eight was created! Half with a red base and half with a black base…don’t they look great?!

Stylish but inexpensive!
Someone asked me about something that led me to talk about my bedroom curtain rods. Back when I was putting up the curtains on the three windows there I looked at rods and finials…however it would have cost me $$$ I didn’t want to spend. My solution….curtain rods from Kmart or Zellers, two to a pack, Anthracite coloured Fimo and a matching colour auto paint from Canadian Tire. 
I took apart the rods, plying off the knobs on each end and building the finials, six different ones,  on those with the polymer clay. While I did that I hung the rods out in the driveway and spray painted them with the auto paint. When the finials are baked I stuck them back on the rods and … voila… chic curtain rods that have been there for years…through two sets of curtains!  

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