Here are some details from the Christmas present I made Craig... it's where we live at the moment, an attempt to try and capture it before we move (hopefully in April), complete with the cat in her usual speck.
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
The Rug is at last finished... well other than a few strengthening stitches, I'll reserve these for the Christmas break I think. This photo doesn't flatter it, but trust me on a nice wooden floor, I think it will look grand... which is where it is destined for (in the new house). I'll try and remember to post a pic once it makes it there. just to give you a sense of scale... I can lay out on it and just about fit... but I am quite short... maybe one day I'll make it bigger, but other things to make first!
After 12 weeks hard work and some great ideas, here are some of the things the group produced
A quilt cover in progress.... a huge project, this is the beginning!
Pencil case... to go with the laptop bag
Monday, 15 November 2010
Another Folk House workshop, this time skirt in a day, we used an Alison Willoughby pattern shape, but concentrated more on the making rather than the embellishment, although some participants were going to add more at home after the workshop
An improvers sewing workshop, making applique purses, everyone came up with their own design and then we learnt how to put it together and sew in a zip, Shame I didn't photograph everyones as there were lots of nice ones!
Last week I ran a 'Learn to sew and make an Apron workshop' at Bristol Folk House, here are just a few of the outcomes, some really nice aprons.. and everyone learnt a lot about using a sewing machine, ready to tackle their own projects!
See what the group have been up to....
this is going to be part of a larger quilt
Some cushion covers in progress, just to remind us it's autumn
A laptop bag, now almost done and it looks great!
Technically this is from my Retro sewing class, but also uses recycled fabrics and it looks great!
Friday, 24 September 2010
Began the new class for 'Recycling Fabrics' last week at the Folk House, this course is always really popular and I can't keep up with the demand. A nice small group this time in the new room (see previous post). We looked at applique and hand-stitch in week one.
In week two we began to look at manipulating fabrics and layering, some examples here.
We did a bit of cut work and free machine embroidery samples as well.... I put these here to remind myself that I want to make some cushions using this techniques for my maybe / potential, new house.