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Friday, 11 October 2013

Day 3: Brilliant felting workshop from Sponge Tree

By guest blogger Nicky Solloway

Enjoyed a fantastic workshop in Ben Rhydding this morning with the lovely Nicola from Sponge Tree. The theme was Felting a Yorkshire Landscape and around 15 people came along.

This is one of my pieces and my first attempt at felting. I'm sure my technique needs plenty of work but hey, it was great fun and Nicola made it all seem so straight forward. I can't wait to buy my own wool tops and bamboo mats to do some more at home.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Day one opens with a great buzz

By guest blogger Nicky Solloway

It's the first day of the 2013 Trail and so far, so great. The bunting and banners are up and a stash of green arrows point the way to venues around town.

The artists I've spoken to today report a steady stream of people popping in who have all been very complimentary. 

Just a reminder that community artists Sponge Tree are set to spin their magic with a drop-in family workshop at Ilkley Bandstand on Saturday. Come along and make something wacky out of recycled books - only £2 per person. The fun starts at 10am and goes on until 4pm. See you there!