Archive for 2014
Sunday, 28 December 2014 § 0
Tuesday, 2 December 2014 § 0
We all had an amazing night and with the amount of coffee we drank it stayed amazing till the small hours of the morning.
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 § 0
Sunday, 19 October 2014 § 0
Wednesday, 8 October 2014 § 0
It was great to see women gaining confidence to own the streets and being aware of their surroundings - go Roses!
Tuesday, 7 October 2014 § 0
After the start of the year we took a decision to read books by female authors and which ideally featured feisty female characters and it's a brief we've stuck to so far. I doubt you'll find anyone more feisty than Scarlett O'Hara. The other rule we have is that the books we pick have to have multiple copies available from Leeds Libraries though it's up to each person whether they buy their own copy, pay for a download or borrow a copy.
Sometimes our conversations stick very closely to the book and sometimes we wander down all sorts of conversational avenues from best nail varnishes to how to train partners but it's fair to say whatever we end up talking about there will be always be a laugh and tea involved too and of course cake as the cake on offer at the Tiled Hall Cafe is very scrummy indeed.
The last book we read was Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - the female characters in the book aren't especially feisty we all loved the fact that her nightmare tale was born out of a ghost story telling competition and that she beat the male writers she was with at their own game, we all hated Viktor and his self obsessed and selfish pursuance of his goals and his abandonment of the creature who we all agreed was more sinned against than sinning.
Sunday, 5 October 2014 § 0
Saturday, 4 October 2014 § 0
This was a great workshop as everyone went away with a necklace, at least one bracelet (most people had 2) and at least one pair of earrings - not bad for £13 - 15 and a fun and relaxing couple of hours beading and chatting!
Bev and Donna took one table each after we'd selected from 10 different colours of glass beads and laid them all out on our beading boards - which helpfully show how long the necklace or bracelet that you are making needs to be with inch and cm markers.
Bev introduced us to Tiger Tail (the first of many amazingly named beading ingredients!) which you have to be careful not to kink accidentally as you can't get it out again! We carefully threaded our beads onto the Tiger Tail after we had made a kink in it, threaded on a Lobster Clasp and fastened it by squashing a fixing bead with pliers. Once we had finished threading all the beads we then fixed a Jump ring (see I told you they were cool names!) and the necklace was complete!
We then moved onto the bracelets which used heart shaped glass beads. It was a similar process to the necklaces, although you could either use Tiger Tail and fix on a jump ring and T-Bar fastening or use elastic. If we were using the elastic Bev and Donna passed on a useful tip - when you knot the elastic, use a blob of nail hardener/varnish to make the knot more strong and durable.
Finally we tackled earrings which were again using heart shaped beads. A simple process - we just used pins and pliers to fasten the bead to earring fixings and twisted a hook to make the hoop to connect the two together.
All in all a great evening of crafting with some lovely results - thanks Bev and Donna for such an informative and relaxing evening.
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