Saturday, 19 March 2011

Customising samples for workshop.

Here at the Stitch and Make studio we like to encourage creativity and have a mother and daughter special price of £50 for both on any Saturday workshop. Rachel is eleven and has attended quite a few workshops now with her mum. She's the fastest worker in the place, often finishing her projects before anyone else and then also making additional pieces as well.

Here's her vest top which she customised using strips of fabrics and some Bondaweb techniques. I'd love to see some more mums and daughters sharing their Saturday afternoons and making things together.

Im making a conscious effort to try to compose my photos, so that they look a bit more interesting. A source of fascination for me is the colours schemes which people choose to work with. Its so interesting within the group that we never get 2 people with the same ideas. Thats one of the things that makes my job so fascinating.

On the day we make a background from strips of fabrics, ribbon and used couching and some embellishments. This section can be cut up for strips round sleeves or as a feature. We also make gathers, rosettes, bias cut roses and Bondaweb motifs.

Phew!! what a full on day. Dont forget, the next workshop is April 9th making the weekend bag (see previous posting) which Im really looking forward to.

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