Our workshop took place in the community room at a Seniors Centre. I love venues like this because they are usually well-lit and accessible (read, no stairs). It would be my wish that all classes and guild activities could take place in venues like these. While my cortisone shot helped, I am still not where I'd like to be with my knee.
We had 15 eager students in my "Reflections" class. Some had never tried cutting fabric free-hand before.
A couple found it a bit stressful, but most took to it like a duck to water and happily cut and sewed all day long.
I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished pieces, especially Bev's, since she incorporated many of the hand-dyed fabrics she dyed in my "Dye Happy" class last year.
Etta's colour scheme is modern and fresh!
This one is soft and pretty. Please, if someone knows the name of this student, share it with me so I can give proper credit.
Bev brought her work with her to show me how she had used a multi-coloured parfait fabric she had dyed in my class last year. It works really well in this piece because of how it brings light through the centre. She used a Gloria Loughman technique for her background.
Debbie brought a finished work to show me that contains fabrics from my "Falling Leaves" line from Northcott. They were perfect for this pattern by Beth Cameron.
It is back to the studio and the dyepots for me this week. And I need to package more hosta patterns for my workshop in Napanee next week.
Have a great week!