Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas Event

This Thursday- 4th Dec , the whole Cranbrook site will be open late for all our valued customers to have a preview of Christmas Tree and wreaths in the Nursey. I too will be open with a new stock of sewing kits, as well as hand-made gifts by local artisans  (open hours for this day only 10am-6.30pm).
Why not pop along and enjoy a beveage in the recently refurbished tearoom and enjoy the sounds of carols being sung by the Pidley Male Voice Choir (from 4pm).

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Halloween at the Cabin

I have been busy curving and painting pumpkins. I shall be holding workshops in a few days and I look forward to seeing what others create.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Wendy Cotteril Workshops

It has been busy over the last few days with the Wendy Cotteril workshops. These are just a small selection of the work produced by the talented learners at the workshops.

The Results of the Community Sew

Seven ladies got involved with this initiative devised by the Norris Museum, these completed hearts and embroidered postcards will now be part of the display for the Centenary Exhibition why not pop in towards the end of August and see them for yourself.  Well done to all those involved.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014


I am getting involved with this years exhibition at the Norris Museum,  this year they are working with the local school and community to create an exhibition to commemorate WW1.

Interested then why not help to create textile items such as reproduction embroidered postcards and pincushions. The small item will then be added to their exhibition.

Materials and inspiration provided here at The Cabin, just bring along a needle and some embroidery threads. 

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Wendy Cotterill Workshops at Claire’s Creative Craft Cabin:

24 – 26 July 2014

An amazing opportunity to be inspired by a leading textile artist and author of the following books "Spun bonded Textile and Stitch", "Inkjet Printing on Fabric", "Lutradur and the New Fibres".
The workshops can be booked online on Wendy's website.  click here
The workshops include the following:
1. Bondaweb is Back!!
2. Zeelon * More
3. Sherbert Silks
4. Fabulous Fabric Fusion
5. Medieval Impressions


Thursday, 17 April 2014

Just finished a commission called "Hydrangea"

This picture has been created using a large number of free-motion embroidered petals which have then been individually sewn to the background. If you fancy having a go at something similar then do contact me and I will be happy to run a workshop for you. Contact details:

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Textiles in Focus, Cottenham Village College

Textile in Focus is back at Cottenham Village College
21st-23rd Feb 2014 check out their website
If I am not teaching my felting workshop then you can find me on my trade stand- why not pop by and say hi.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Acrylic Impasto With Helen Millar

Acrylic Impasto Acrylic Impasto workshop with Helen Millar will be held at Claire's Creative Craft Cabin very soon. Why not book and have a go yourself, it is great fun.

This is a fantastic 2 day workshop (to allow the impasto to dry). You could either choose the Fridays of 22nd & 28th Feb or the Saturdays 23rd Feb & 1st March to have a go yourself.  Places are limited, so to avoid disappointment book soon.