Monday, 9 August 2010

Taunton Project

Working on this project at the moment, have a nose...

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Felt making Workshop

So last one in the big stint at the Folk house summer school, felt making. It was quite interesting as most of the group had taken the day off work to come along. I taught a lot of different basic techniques and they all came away with a good range of pieces, most with the intention of working into pieces, or cutting them up to make other things. Some really nice examples of cobweb felt as well (some accidental!)

Applique Purse workshop

Purse making this evening, nice to have a class at a bit more of a relaxed pace, it's been a bit hectic the last few days! Some really lovely purses were made and everyone went away with the intention of making many more! Think I need to come up with some variations on this class as it was very successful, another one happening later in the year (6th Nov)

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Sling Bag Workshop

Meant to be a bit more of an advanced sewing class today, following an Amy Butler Sling bag pattern. Though all beginners showed up (including one who had never sewed at all, ever). A really nice pattern, with a few tricky bits, but even so we ploughed through. They all got to the stage where they could again finish it at home. Really lovely fabrics on these.

Apron Making Class

Apron making today at the Folk House summer school. (Nice to see a few familiar faces here as well.) This was a beginners sewing class to make a reversible apron, lots of nice fabric choices. Most people almost got finished, with just a very little bit to do at home, wish I had photos of the finished things, but I have been promised them! Meanwhile have a look at work in progress...

Monday, 2 August 2010

Ongoing felt rug project

This is something I have been working on for a while. Whenever I get a minute (or have to teach felt making), another class on Wednesday so hopefully I'll be able to add a bit then. It will be a rug, at the moment I have about enough to stand on, but not really move about. The horrible bit will be sewing it together!

Draught Excluder (for the new house?)

I needed an example for an upcoming class, which has now been cancelled, boo. So thought I would make something that will also be useful and fun to make for the new place. It is temporarily housed in a display case at the Folk House, if you want to see.

T- shirt applique

Been meaning to make some t-shirts for Craig for ages, these were the recent results... not sure he knew what to make of them... they double up as applique examples for an upcoming class as well. Handy hey.

Recycled Fabric Accessories 1/8/10 Folk house

Yesterdays Recycled fabric accessories class, just a couple of examples of what the group made. Lots of great things created though!

New Blog

Something I have been meaning to do for ages, so long I can't even remember when the idea came! I wanted to do something that follows a bit more closely what I do, teaching, making, etc, so this will be a bit of a hotch potch of what I'm doing and what takes my eye. Pop back for updates! Julie