21 November 2015

Hampshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers Meeting

Winchester (area)

Continued sales of the remainder of my friend's estate of stitchery items and some of my collection of spinning wheels.

14 November 2015

Help For Heros

Craft Fair (Sales), Market Lavington

7 November 2015

Tools for Self-reliance Headquarters Workshop 'Destash'

Nettley Marsh, Hampshire

Semi-annual habidashier sale, (supply run).

Highly recommended, also has a tool sale semi-annually of items not suitable for shipping to Africa

Tools for Self Reliance is a small UK based charity working to help relieve poverty in Africa. Our approach to development is to focus on the artisan sector in rural communities.

SW groups-volunteers needed!
· Bridgend
· Bristol
· Castle Cary
· Exeter Men in Sheds
· Holt (Bradford-on-Avon)
· Llanelli & Carmarthen
· South Shropshire & Borders (Clun)
· Weston-Super-Mare

3 November 2015

'Four and Twenty Blackbirds Baked in a Pie'

Market Lavington ‘Old School’

Interactive Social History Program, Shared with the Day Centre participants.

Early November 2015

Indigenous wild herb/dye plants gardens ‘clean up’ finished.  Ready for winter  Warmest autumn on record and primroses blooming!

28 October 2015

Market Lavington 'Craft-Tea' Women Club

Location: Mrs R's Workshop/Kitchen

Microwave Dyeing -- Acid Dyes

Private workshop taught by Janet Milner.  Possibly will repeat in January, 2016.

4 October 2015

Cranborne Chase AONB Woodfair

Breamore House nr. Fordingbridge

A variety of exhibitors and demonstrators from the wonderful world of wood displaying their products and skills.  Traditional skills of a wide range of craftsmen and artists.

(Catching up with fellow crafter friends and meeting used edge-tools dealers)

Now ‘fostering’ antique hand forged, thatcher tool I will be using for harvesting ‘woody’ wild plants.  My vintage French curved  pruning blade being too light of heft for stout foraging.

Late August 2015

House clearance of friend's knitting and stiching supplies.  Group of friends sales event for the widower.  Nearly £600 raised on destash of her 'retirement dream projects.'

11 August 2015

My best friend's very unexpected funeral.  Little family, nearly none.  Much arranged and accomplished in her memory.

July - August 2015

My PA, Catherine, and I do 'the big clean' and reorganize my workshop storage locations.  New appliances purchased, workshop given an enema.  Shipping containers repacked.

Friday, 15 August 2014 -- Morning

Ethical Fashion
Mrs Robinson Crusoe is the guest presenter for the Friday morning Ethical Fashion module at the Off Grid College.  She will share her 43 years of knowledge about clothing production, historical textiles, and sewing, care and repair traditions.

Off Grid One Planet Community Festival
Thoulstone Park
BA13 4AQ

Sunday, 25 May 2014  --  2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Pasture to Project: First Catch Your Sheep
An illustrated talk given by Mrs Robinson Crusoe about sourcing and then working raw fleece into a versatile raw material.  This talk is the lead up to a later one on hedgerow dyeing of fleeces and spun wool.

Arts Rush & Cane Studio Gallery
Kings Hill

Cost £3 per person, refreshments provided, but please bring a folding chair.
Call Erica on 07864 860 52207864 860 522
to book.