Monday, May 20, 2013
The Diary workshop is at the end of June, please send your enquiries to me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can book your space. We will not be making a diary as complicated as this one, it takes far too long as you know, but there will be different patterns to choose from. This class is only for students who have completed the 8wk course.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Several years ago I tried a whole lot of samples which ended up on my wall in the kitchen. When looking at patterns try repeating them and doing them in different ways to see how different they look.
Next month is June already, how time flies when we are having fun. If you are interested in making diaries for the New Year, please contact me so that you can book for the class at the end of July, when we start planning and making Christmas gifts. Don't leave things to the last minute. Just think, when you have made all your gifts well in advance.. woo hoo, you can sit back while everyone else is rushing around wondering what to buy.
At the end of each month up until November I will be doing a Christmas Class especially for all the students who completed the 8wk course. I will keep you posted.
Monday, April 15, 2013
I found the course fun to do as well as very comprehensive in teaching me a multitude of different techniques for working with pewter. I enjoyed the fact that Caryl teaches techniques but allows each student to show their individuality in how they use the techniques they are taught. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in learning or improving their skills in pewter work.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Don't you just love it when someone else makes something, they make all the mistakes, then you can do it properly!! I wanted to see if I could get this pewter to shape around the corners. OK so here is the wrong way of doing it and how I would do it next time.
Draw around the case with a pencil onto tracing paper.
leave enough around the edge not only to go down the sides but also have about 3 mm more to tuck over inside the box.
Don't glue all of the pewter before you put it onto the case. First glue the design that touches the top of the case and leave the sides for later. Allow this to dry prperly so that it doesn't slip around while you are pushing and pulling.
Be patient, which I am not. My daughter is coming for lunch and I wanted to finish this before she arrives... one and a half hours?... ridiculous !
When you have made sure the top has stuck down nice and firmly, don't cut a 'V' into the corners as I did, rather cut one nik into the corner and then fold one side in and then the other. Glue all the way around the pewter and the case, allow a few minutes to become tacky.. contact glue must be on both sides. When it is dryish... fold one half of the pewter in as you would do when wrapping a present, and then do the other side, folding the corners in neatly like a present, well it is really... a gift for you :o)
5. Now here is the trick, take the back of one of your tools and rub the pewter hard against the case to flatten it completely and squash out any bubbles and neaten off the corners. there will now be that 3mm I was talking about left over. Don't rush it, first let the sides dry properly. Now add glue to that last little bit and tuck it over using the back of one of your tools. Voila Good luck.
Now I am going to write something underneath my pewter and then do this same thing on the underside of mine.