Saturday 18th October 2014 was an amazing day spent with some lovely people and an amazing inspirational textile artist called Anne Brooke.
I couldn’t have wished for a lovelier venue than was provided by Linda at Creative Threads Workshop. The church hall was wonderfully lit and airy and Linda had made us some wonderful cake to consume during the day. Thank you so much Linda, i will be back for more!
Linda ironing our inner pieces onto Vilene, she did a fabulous job and saved us all a lot of time.
Until now my new affair with threads and fabrics has been quite basic and am still learning to sew a straight line. When i tried free motion embroidery it was freeing and not too difficult as i had been doing the same movements using my Embellisher.
When i saw the workshop i booked immediately, i have been an Anne fan for a little while, got to meet her at Art In The Pen in Skipton and bought one of her pieces which will hang in my workshop. Anne’s style is something i would like to aspire to, seed heads and natural colours. Anyway more about the course…
Course title was Collage Boxes Workshop, we received a list of materials and it took me ages to decide what to take, eventually i took one bag with papers, one bag with fabric and my sewing machine.
For the eagle eyed there is a platform under my machine which was made by my OH, i will blog this seperately.
Out of respect for Anne i will not show a step by step of how the boxes are made but the final sides in macro and then the completed box in full.
Hope you can see where i used tea bags and some Tim Holtz die cuts, a couple of leaves from Darcy, material from an old top and buttons from my stash. Used Madeira and Marathon polyester thread, some wallpaper Anne had brought and the sequin material was from my friend J who came with me. Added Linda from Stampotique who has been coloured using Spectrum Noir pencils, had to add something from Stampotique!
Am hopeful that this picture heavy post has given you a flavour of the workshop and will encourage you to book onto one of Anne’s or Linda’s workshops sometime. I have already booked for Anne’s next workshop with Linda in March 2015, OH has paid it is one of my Xmas presents, thank you G.
Hope you enjoyed your visit today and have time to leave a comment. Thanks for dropping by.