Photos of various candles and equipment for the candle making workshop at L'Arche

Candle Making at L’Arche – another session soon!

Fab Candles at L’Arche Craft Workshop

The Candle making workshop at L’Arche in West Norwood was a great success – lots of people came and another workshop is being planned!

Some people asked if it was every weekend!

Here are some photos of the day – lots of lovely candles and a few ice candles were made too (the round ones with ‘holes’ in them which are beautiful) – the workshop was suppose to last a couple of hours but it went on all day – some people had to go back in order to finish the candles.

Another workshop will happen possibly the last week of November but we will post up information soon. (see below for L’Arche social media links and for Rock Paper Scissors & The Stitch who will be posting when it will be)

L'Arche London UK Candle Making Workshop

L’Arche London UK Twitter

L’Arche London UK Facebook page

Rock Paper Scissors London Facebook page

RockPaperScissor’s London Twitter

RunnyCustard Photography Blog

RunnyCustard’s Facebook Page

RunnyCustard’s Facebook Page

RunnyCustardMakes (Crafts) Facebook Page

Szilvia makes a candle…

… and makes her mother proud 😀

Szilvia of ‘Fitness with Szilvia‘ and ‘Szilvia’s Pets‘ making her candle – a lot of people put colours in the wrong way around – the candle is made upside down – Szilvia’s colour scheme is based on a flame which is appropriate! – click the links to visit her facebook pages. (She has yet to decide on the name of her fitness business so the page is currently ‘Szilvia’s Fitness’ – I personally like the first version 😉

Fitness with Szilvia at L'Arche Candle Making Workshop

Aprons and more…

Last Saturday’s session we made Aprons – Carla showed us how and several people even managed to finish the entire apron!

Tomorrow’s session 26th September is Aprons continued – so if you started then you can add the finishing touches or if you missed lasts weeks you can start yours – or just bring your own project.. something to mend/adjust and need tips? or Knit/crochet or anything you like 🙂

Please note that The Stitch session on the 3rd October has been cancelled as L’Arche have a candle making workshop.

We are all welcome to join… But we must book in advance at craft.london@larche.org.uk

L'Arche London UK Candle Making Workshop 3rd October 2015

I took some photos of their candles and the equipment they use to make them and got a little carried away… turned into a little poster 🙂

(click to see a larger version – opens in new tab)

Photos of various candles and equipment for the candle making workshop at L'Arche

Photo borrowed from Bzz Garage Facebook page :-)

Lavender Harvesting…

Wayne from West Norwood Bzz Garage (we have mentioned them before ;-)) let us harvest some Lavender to use in our group.

So the week before we went to West Norwood Bus Garage which had some lovely huge sunflowers growing as well as a variety of other plants and Wayne told us what to do.

You snip the lavender near where the leaves are sprouting and only on the Lavender that has gone a little brown and the blue flowers have dried up – you then put them in a bunch with some string and hang them up to dry for the week – we then picked off (rubbed) into a bag to bring back to the Stitch group.

This is what was made from some of the Lavender that was collected 🙂

Lavendar Bags - Lavendar harvested from West Norwood Bzz Garage

Some of the other stitchees continued with their own projects and one wanted to learn to quilt from our resident super duper quilter – Jackie 🙂

Stabbing Kittens continued…

oh dear… must stop saying that but here are two cats that got finished 🙂

My little niece cuddling her needle felted kitten bracelet – which she wouldn’t actually wear!

My little niece cuddling her needle felted kitten

L’Arche shop area and Open Garden

Feel free to pop in Saturday between 11-2pm – note the shop area of L’Arche is being redecorated and L’Arche are also having their Open Garden around the corner from 12-5pm so please pop along to visit them for music, food and more!

L'Arche Community Garden Open Day

Decorative Brooches

Decorative brooches

Fabulous Flower Brooches at todays session

Other crafty pieces being worked on which included cross stitch, knitting, dry needle felting and sewing.

We were inspired by Gone To Earth where she gives a tutorial on how to make these – you can find that here www.gonetoearth.typepad.com