Thursday 17 May 2018

International Guild of Miniature Artisans - Guild School - Castine, June 2018

I have a little over 2 weeks before I head for Castine, Maine.  I am so honoured to have been picked to be one of the teachers this year - and am running two classes.  One is the market basket which is a 12 hour class - pictured below:

Finished basket

Showning handle detail

The second class is the Old Style Laundry Basket, which is a 24 hour class.  Most of the time will be spent on finishing the basket with a woven border - should be lots of fun!!

Old style laundry baskets

Working on baskets.............

well, a little anyway.  After the Sydney show my stocks were somewhat depleted so I have a bit of work to do before heading for Castine next month.

Flourish & Blotts - off to the Sydney Show

Still have to complete the gate down the side alley and fill it with trash, but these are things I can do a little later.  I'm very pleased with the first of the three buildings I'm doing for my Diagon Alley scene.  The next will be Slug & Jiggers, which is actually part Tanglewood, but I've added another floor on top and a carriage way down the side.  Can't leave well enough alone can I?!!  The third building will be Olivanders.

Anyway, the Sydney Mini show was great fun - always wonderful catching up with various mini friends and seeing what everyone is doing and making.