Workshop Fun

There is a chill in the air to signify Summer is really over. With crispy mornings and evenings drawing in, it is time to find those knitting needles, balls of wool and other crafting accessories. The Festive Season is just around the corner, let the preparations begin!

Last Saturday we had our first workshop of this Autumn. A wonderfully talented group came together to make needle felted Autumn wreaths. It was a morning of great fun, colourful wool and busy felting needles. Many of them had no previous felting experience but you could never tell by looking at the end results! It was fascinating to follow how simple polystyrene rings turned into beautiful, individual pieces of Art. Our youngest participant was only eight years old. She worked under her Mum’s watchful eye, but very little supervision was needed as her needle control was already very impressive.


Hello September, Welcome Autumn

We are back from our travels and look forward to the new season. It has been a very hot summer both here in the UK and in Finland where we spent some time in July. I took a big stash of wool with me to Finland with an intention to finish a few projects and perhaps to come up with some new ones. It all returned back to London untouched, the heat simply got the best of me. Despite the slight frustration, this 'heat break' seemed to have served me well. The last few weeks have been very productive and there will be new items available on our online shop by mid September. This autumn will be a busy one, we will soon be in full swing preparing for our felting workshops. The first one is already at the end of September, making autumn wreaths. It will be followed by a new workshop for the families, painting with wool. You can find more information about these and the other workshops on our website. At present there are still some places available on all of them. We are also very excited to announce that Bless This Mess will be attending a few craft fairs and local markets here in Southeast London before Christmas. Until now we have mainly worked in the studio with small groups and functioned online. It will be exciting to come out to the big world and meet all of you in person! More information about the venues and dates will follow soon. But before entirely focusing on the new season I would like to share few summer memories with you...

See you soon!