ribbon embroidery kits were a touch expensive, especially when I have a pile of projects at home.
The second session turned out to be a needle felting machine tutorial. It looked like a normal sewing machine, but instead of a sewing needle the machine has a circle of five felting needles. You just layer your felt and run it through the machine, which mixes the fibres and binds them together. We started with two red felt sheets and applied loose wool on top. Then we cut them into a heart shape and used the felting machine to seal the edges before stuffing them.
As you can probably tell, Nic's much better at taking photos than I am! She remembered to take several photos of what we were doing throughout the day, while I only snapped a few boring snaps. It seems I'm distracted way too easily and somehow forget to take photos of people - definitely something I need to work on.
Over all I think it was a really good day out and it was worth the price of the tickets for the free workshops - though there were only twelve places on each course so you really need to make an effort to get on them! I've got two free tickets to the next ICFH Craft Show in Manchester on the 13 -15 September, so who want's to come with me?