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Katherine Keatley shares her stories

Indigo Dye day.

Last weekend I spent a fascinating morning with Hembra Crafting.http://www.hembracrafting.co.uk indigo dyeing. Indigo dye is made in a vat, and then pieces of fabric and fleece are added to it. Indigo is one of the most successful dyes known, it is remarkable in the...

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Nuno Felting

I have a had an amazing couple of days updating my felting skills. I make lots of felt pieces as part of my Timezones work, but I was beginning to feel that all I do is make flat squares and then embellish them. Then a few months ago I saw an amazing piece of felted...

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Silver Thread

I am now involved in a project called Silver Thread, it sounds like an Elizabethan spy ring!. What it really is, is an exciting project to stitch a huge banner for Walsall. All the different areas of the town have a stitching group led by a Super Sewer, and it's own...

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Timezones

There we go, the end of another academic year. When you work in schools you get two New Years! It's been a strange year with Tony having to retire, and me taking on the business. There have been so many fantastic schools and teachers out there who have made me realise...

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Busy Busy!

Well June might have been officially damp and dismal, that's what the weather lady on Countryfile said, but for me it has gone by in a flash. Lots of Timezones bookings, we have two schools who book us for a full week. Then I work with a different year group each day,...

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World of Wedgewood.

Well there we are. The latest Enjoyart exhibition is up, and ready for viewing. We spent a busy day setting out all the wonderful exhibits. Setting up is great fun as you get a sneak preview of what is going up, and there is always something to make you go OOOh. This...

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Great excitement here

Great excitement here this afternoon. The wrens have fledged!!! Four little balls of fluff hopping round the yard cheeping at each other. This is the second year we have had it happen. The nest is just outside the kitchen window so I get to see all the action. Right...

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Well that was a week!

I have worked at the same school all week, delivering a different period of history to a different year group each day. I started with year 3 and the Stone Age, and worked through Romans and Celts, Greeks, and Tudors. Then with KS1 we looked at past and present, and...

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