By Judith on August 19, 2018 1 Comment ( Leave comment)
Yesterday was my first of 2 Rope Bowl Workshops.
This was my first time teaching rope bowls and not having a previous experience to draw on, I didn’t know how well the ladies would take to it, or how well their machines would behave!
But first time nerves quickly dissolved as my ladies jumped right in like pros and took to this new technique like ducks to water! (The machines were pretty well behaved too!)
By lunchtime the first few bowls had been made, fuelling confidence to keep up the productivity right until the end of the workshop!
And just look at our ‘end of day’ Rope Bowl haul!
Aren’t they fabulous!
I love the variety and creativity on display here!
Getting the bowls started is the trickiest part, but a little patience and a steady resolve soon gets you to the satisfying rhythm of rounds and rounds of zigzagging!
My next Rope Bowls Workshop is Saturday 8th September. It is fully booked, but if you would like your name put down on the waiting list (in case of a cancellation) just let me know.
And if you would like to purchase your own 8mm cotton rope, I get mine
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Yesterday was my Zippy Pouches workshop, a day to conquer the ‘Fear of the Zip’!
My courageous ladies could choose from a simple but perfectly formed ‘Easy Peasy Pouch’ or the ‘Gracie Pouch’ which included a template and a flange feature.
And just look at what they achieved!
Easy Peasy Pouches (2 sizes) Gracie Pouches (2 sizes)
Aren’t they beautiful!
Well done ladies! Your hard work totally paid off!
If you would like to have a go at making a zippy pouch, you can get the Easy Peasy Pouch pattern
here and the Gracie Pouch pattern here.
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Two Saturdays ago I held my Toiletry Travel Bag workshop.
The classroom was buzzing as 11 ladies cut, quilted, piped and zippered their way through the workshop!
And despite a few new techniques to overcome, these are the amazing bags they produced!
Aren’t they brilliant!
Well done ladies on your fabulous bags! Time to start dreaming of new places to visit!
And if you’d like to make your own sizeable toiletry bag, you can get the pattern
here (includes instructions for the ‘wet bag’).
Comments 0 Comments ( Leave comment) By Judith on April 22, 2018 0 Comments ( Leave comment)
Hello everyone! I hope you’ve been enjoying some glorious sunshine in your part of the world!
We have had several beautiful days here. Doesn’t a sunny day just lift one’s spirits!!
Time got away from me a bit this week, but don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten to bring you the posts on my Spring into Summer projects. I will get those posted this week.
In the meantime, I have a few pics to share with you from our Applique workshop yesterday!
8 courageous ladies decided to put their ‘big girl’ pants on and tackle satin stitch applique head on! And not just satin stitch applique, but ‘appli-quilting’ – combining the techniques of applique and quilting into one step.
After practising a few leafy shapes, they got stuck into either a
Tree Wallhanging, or a leafy cushion.
The sun shone all day, and despite the temperature rising in the room, there was no swearing or major catastrophies!!
Aren’t these beautiful! We had a definite ‘blue theme’ running through some of the leaves, as well as fresh spring yellows, reds, pinks and purples!
And even a dramatic black and grey variation (the leaves on that one will be linen creams).
Well done everyone! You brought your willingness to learn a new skill, and some fun and banter with it! Enjoy your new creations!
(The Autumn Tree Wallhanging pattern is available here.)
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