Media Sensation

Haha, I’m hardly that but I have been doing some creative things that have somehow or other managed to get a little attention. On 3rd May I appeared on the radio (BBC Essex you need to scroll to 35 mins in) reading one of my short stories and next week I have been invited to run an online class for the first time.

Of course we’ve all been doing the usual lockdown stuff here:

Gardening (had to stop as I have at least 2 bags of garden waste and no collections)


Clearing out (again had to stop as too many bags for charity shop)

Schoolwork help

Creative writing


Making masks etc.

And so on.

I’ve also been thinking a lot about how to teach online if lockdown continues to prohibit classes so Tuesday will give me a chance to try it out. One of the problems I have is that I teach specialist crafts that need equipment such as a kiln and hands on help plus they aren’t necessarily things you can easily do at home. Felt making is much easier and so that’s probably the first thing I’ll think about doing online. I may also run classes specificially for students who do have equipment at home, so get in touch if you’d like me to teach you via this method – it would be good to experiment!

Metal Embossing class

The class will be hosted by Shopkeeparty and is free. There is an equipment list but no kilns involved, it should all be items you have around the house – a great way to recycle takeaway foil trays. It is suitable for both adults and children. Register here.

Keep safe, well and crafty and looking forward to seeing you on the other side. Best wishes, Toni


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