The first day we spent playing with Zentangles. Here are some of Kathleens
and here are some of our attempts
This beautiful peacock was made by Denise. She decided to add some colour with fabric paints at home and came back the next day with it all framed up.
Day Two was spent playing with Organza, water soluble stabilizer (Romeo) and thread.
Here is some of Kathleens work
and here is some of our vases drying
flowers for the embellishing of the vase drying on a plate
Our last day was spent leaning more free motion techniques to make poppies and clematis
These are kathleens'
and here is one of our attempts which were done free motion in an embroidery hoop using our sewing machines.
We had a fabulous time and although most of the techniques were initially totally out of some students comforts zones, everyone really enjoyed learning new things and having a go at some really easy techniques which generated fantastic results.
We have invited Kathleen back again next year and we will be 'making fabric' which can then be used as the student leisure in either their quilting, embroidery, garment making, scrap booking, paper crafting or whatever. So be sure to keep a close eye on the newsmails and book up when the details come out. These workshops/retreat are sure to be popular.