I count myself lucky to be able to call Logie Steading one of my places of work. As the seasons change it never fails to be beautiful even on the dullest day, but at this time of the year is is really at its most spectacular.
In October and November we would normally be fully booked here at Hellygog every weekend running our crafty courses but this year is of course different!
My favourite Autumn course to teach is Felted Autumn leaf hangings. This weekend we should have been finding leaves, choosing colours, laying down our fleece, rubbing and rolling to turn the fleece into felt.
It's a fun process which is hard work but has everyone producing their own unique piece of felt. We would then use the leaves we had found as templates to make a pile of soft felted leaves. The final part is stringing them together and adding beads for weight. It is rewarding watching each person going away feeling a sense of achievement at learning a new skill and having made their own garlands to decorate their home.
If you think you would have enjoyed this course don’t worry you can still have a go at home. I have put together a limited number of kits that are for sale in Hellygog. Not quite the same as learning together but still good fun and fingers crossed next year we can sit round the work tables at Hellygog again to create and learn together.
Jude and Steve Simms' Hellygog Shop at Logie Steading is open every day 11am to 4pm. The destination for over 100 local makers and crafters, including Jude and Steve themselves.