I have taught English paper piecing before, at Brown Owls and to friends, but not an organised class in a fabulous facility, for payment! So I was a bit excited. I made a whole heap of samples for the class, and some kits full of papers, needles, thread and acetate for the template.
And then we got cracking with the class. The needles and thread I like to use are both super fine. Fiona did a great job threading (also - nice nails!!)
I brought a whole heap of fabric from my stash, and let everyone pick what they'd like to work with. I love what they picked!
A busy worktable, full of fabrics and stitching and morning tea!
Big thanks to Samara from Blonde Ink who taught the blogging workshop the day before, and left behind some beautiful and very delicious cupcakes for us! (Next time I will bake something).
Mikaela popped by to see what we were up to. She doesn't normally stand on stools to watch (she tells me).
At the end of the three hour class we had a beautiful array of EPP flowers, and the start of a new set of flowers. I was lovely seeing these ladies so excited about my
Thanks again ladies. And thanks to Mikaela for making the crazy idea I had over year ago a reality. Can't wait for the next class (June 29, if you want to come along!)
Canberra Creatives has some amazing workshops going on - cross stitch, painting, jewellery making, lamp shade making (can't wait to do this!) and lots of others. You can check out what's on over here.