Hi there, it’s been a while! What a whirlwind the year has been, but guess we probably all feel like that? I won’t bore you with tales, or excuses for my absence from the blogasphere, merely move on and tell you what’s been going on in the studio. We recently hosted our first ever quilting and patchwork workshop. The lovely Josie from The Patchwork Dog and Basket was our guest tutor and led a weekend workshop of quilting newbies down a dark and dangerous path of addiction, into machine patchwork and quilting techniques. I feel the need for a little back-story at this point: Back in the summer I started teaching a morning class in Lewes at the aforementioned Patchwork dog, in dressmaking. Each week I would try and slide through the shop without looking at any of the fabrics for fear of bankrupting myself. Once in the workroom, beautiful quilts... read more
This term we’ve been really busy and made loads of new things. Bobble hats, bags, purses, PJ shorts, refashioned t-shirts, sunglasses cases for Mothers day, and then Hungry Bunnies for Easter. Applique has been a recurring theme, and I think you’ll agree the results are brilliant! Here is our animal appliqué bag project… And here are the bobble hats, made in just 2 hours… These are a few of the refashioned t-shirts… And because there was a big of spare time, pom-pom purses… Pyjama Shorts (first go at using a commercial pattern)… For Mothering Sunday we made funky sunglasses cases… Then as the last project before Easter, we made Hungry Bunnies… nom, nom, nom… Happy Easter everyone!
I’m really excited to share with you my latest post, and I’ve decided to make it a regular feature. Every month I will share pictures with you of all the projects that my students have been working on (or at least the ones I remember to photograph), so without any more ado, here is March 2014… And here is a sneaky peek at some work in progress… Dizz is making Bridesmaids dresses for her best friend’s wedding. The petticoats are looking amazing, but all that net can be a bit tricky to handle! And Jade is making her own dress for her school leavers Prom in June, watch this space… See you next week!