Saturday, April 2, 2011

Iris Folding

I decided on the spur of the moment to have a few lady friends over to come and do some Iris Folding crafts with me. Serving only coffee and tea and a few biscuits so the emphasis would be on learning a new skill and getting to know each other a little better. The age group varied...a younger mom, grannies who have a few granchildren already and of course a few empty nesters. One gran brought her five year old grandaughter who found just as much joy in creating these Iris folded cards. Fun, lots of laughter and chatter. I realised once again how much women need to get together to share ideas, thoughts and life. I was amazed at how much talent we had in in the group. One lady said she could show us some applique work, another could teach us on how to better our finances. Some are able to crochet and others can scetch! We have made a decision to have these get-togethers regulary and learn from one another.

Iris Folding originated in Holland when people thought the blue and white insides of envelopes were too pretty to just throw away after use. Now of course we have plenty of pretty scrapbooking and wrapping paper to choose from - although, some Iris Folders still prefer the old fashioned blue and white paper.
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  1. What lovely cards, Trix. Maybe you can teach Tessa how to do it, then she can teach me. Only one week to go before you guys get together!

  2. Such a nice idea to get together over different arts and crafts!

  3. Dis pragtig , Theresa-jy is so talentvol!