Friday, 5 September 2008


Miss Fleur Oakes of the Glass Pingle will be hosting an evening class on the first Wednesday of every month, from 6-9pm called "Get it to fit, love it forever!"
Fleur trained as a fashion designer, but has a love of all textiles, and extensive experience of  being practical and stylish.
Fleur can help you turn your flares into drain pipes, or if you inherited an over sized dress of your Grandmother's, re- cut it to your shape. Worn out favourites such as ball gowns ruined with red wine that you've put your heal through, can also be fixed. Knitwear that has had accidents such as moth attack or 'boyfriend put it in the tumble dryer' syndrome, can be re-fashioned. If you have found a dress pattern and you don't understand it, you can also bring it to this class. 
The aim of this class is to develop confidence by getting clothes to really suit you. 

The three hour classes are limited to five persons, and tailored to suit you, so booking and consultation is essential. Please e-mail with a description of your project or a picture if you have it.  Fleur will consider your project and then we will get back to you to make a booking.

Classes are £40 or £30 concessions. 
A series of 3 classes is £100, £75 concessions. 


Louise and I went a bit deaf over the last week. We had blockages in our sinuses and ended up shouting at each other.  The washing machine's drainage pipe had a blockage as well. It was clogged up with limescale and lanolin, from washing hand spun.

Help came from Miss Fleur Oakes, the Glass Pingle, who whilst putting up a fantastic show in the shop, calmly suggested that Bicarbonate of Soda might help. So with a long piece of wire, we rodded pipes and listened to buzzing in and out of our ears. 

Then Fleur invited Bruce Gilbert from Wire to our party, and we listened to him talk about noise. 

Please enjoy Eardrum Buzzin' by Wire.