Tuesday 22 September 2015

Mary Halbert - Speaker at the October Meeting

Mary Halbert is an experienced teacher, having worked in primary schools in both Warwickshire and Solihull since qualifying in 1989. She runs Crazy Mary Crafts and also work part time at her local village primary school here in Kingsbury, North Warwickshire.
Her passion is art & craft, particularly textiles, and it has long been her secret (or perhaps not so secret!) ambition to make at least part of her living from this obsession. She is ‘into’ loads of textile related stuff, including hand/machine embroidery, felting, needle felting, papermaking, patchwork, quilting, beading, slightly random toymaking, mixed media etc etc….!
She now focuses on her teaching skills and concentrates on providing classes and teaching textile crafts, regularly leading workshops for adults. In addition She provides textile days and workshops to schools and community/social groups, often creating legacy pieces of artwork for display.

Over the next few years She also intends to set up an online shop selling her textile craft kits, which are always popular purchases at her classes and craft fairs/shows.
 An example of her work

Mary with an example of a project done with Kingsbury Primary School.

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