Friday, 23 December 2011

Cath Kidston Christmas Movie


The Minister of Artistic Licence presented the workshop and photo's can be viewed on our MOHE Facebook page by clicking HERE
MOHE Meetup page by clicking HERE.
Read what some of our Constituents thought of the workshop by clicking HERE to view their comments and see their additional photos.


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The Ministers would like to take this opportunity to wish all their loyal constituents a very 
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and exciting New Year Celebrations. 

We thank you for your dedication to craft and for helping to make MOHE the success it has become over the last three months. Your feedback has been invaluable after the workshops and we would encourage you to keep telling us what works for you and what doesn't. MOHE in 2012 has some fascinating and  exciting policies  to implement on behalf of their constituents and very much look forward to sharing these with you in January. 

Yours Creatively,

The Ministers


Thursday, 15 December 2011

Toadstool Needle Case Tutorial Movie

The recent workshop was a hive of activity with a trio of felt based projects to complete, unfortunately time caught up with the constituents and the afternoon ended all too quickly. So for those that did not manage to complete all the projects on the day, the Ministers have created some helpful and instructive tutorials to assist completion.

Workshop Tutorial 1
Magic Mushrooms

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1. Stab stitch veins onto stalk
2. Sew numerous French or Bullion knots on the cap
3. Sew stalk to white felt using running stitch
4. Sew cap to white felt using running stitch
5. Sew white felt to needle case front cover using running stitch


Your Toadstool Needle Case is ready for shiny silver needles!


Toadstool Trivia:
A number of wild toadstools and mushrooms have hallucinogenic properties. This particular toadstool' s poison affects the nervous system and  the Vikings  would eat them before going into combat in order to obtain their fighting frenzy. This fighting frenzy was known as 'Beserk' which is where the phrase is derived.
The mythology behind the colour of this recognisable toadstool was due to a Viking God's horse. The Viking God Wonton was being chased by devils, as his stead galloped away the red foam from the horses mouth fell down to the earth and stained the caps of the white mushrooms.



Robin Redbreast Decoration Tutorial Movie

Workshop Tutorial 2
Rockin' Robin

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1. Using textile glue stick Robin body onto heart
2. Using textile glue stick redbreast and white tummy onto Robin's body
3. Stab stitch tail, wing and beak onto Robin
4. Using textile glue stick cerise ribbon to remaining heart
5. Using textile glue stick two hearts together
6. Sew two hearts together using running stitch

Your Robin Redbreast Decoration is ready to hang on the tree!

Robin Redbreast Trivia: 
The Robin is a very friendly little bird that does not migrate and sticks out the harsh European winters. Known for hopping close by as you shovel snow from the garden path, it will perch on your spade as you rest, or eat from your hand if you have some crumbs.
The Sunday School version of explaining the Robin's red breast is very sweet. As Christ hung on the cross bearing a crown of thorns, the little bird took great pity on his pain and tried in vain to remove the crown of thorns to alleviate some of his suffering. Unfortunately, the little bird only succeeded in pricking his chest upon the thorns and as a result Christ's blood trickled onto the white chest feathers and made a permanent stain.

Union Jack Pincushion Tutorial Movie

Workshop Project 3
Prick Me

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1. Place lace on vintage fabric at diagonals and sew using running stitch
2. Place lace on vintage fabric in a cross formation and sew using running stitch
3. Place cerise ribbon on diagonal lace and sew using running stitch
4. Place turquoise ric-rac on cross formation lace and sew using zig-zag stitch
5. Sew button in centre of cross over points
6. Place vintage fabric onto felt and sew two longest lengths and one shortest length together using running stitch
7. Fill cushion with wadding 
8. Sew remaining shortest end using running stitch

Your Union Jack Pin Cushion is ready to use!

Union Jack Trivia: 
In 1603 James VI of Scotland inherited the English and Irish throne uniting then with Scotland. A new flag was designed to reflect this 'union'.
The jury is still out with reference to 'Jack' in the title, either being a shortened name for James or referring to the flag flown from a bowsprit of a ship.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Ribbon Manipulation Movie

The Minister of Manipulation presented the workshop and photo's can be viewed on our MOHE Facebook page by clicking HERE
MOHE Meetup page by clicking HERE.
Read what some of our Constituents thought of the workshop by clicking HERE to view their comments and see their additional photos.


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Don't forget to let us know how much you enjoyed the day by telling us in any of the following ways...
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  • Leaving a RECOMMENDATION on our Facebook page by clicking HERE
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