Cathy and I are in Kokomo, Indiana. I taught a really fun creative workshop at the Kokomo Quilt Guild. Fun was had by all. Many worked with wool for the first time and a few of the students told me this was really out of their comfort zone. All 20 students did a fabulous job working with ribbons, textural fabrics and fibers.
I am always amazed at the wonderful ways my students use ribbons. What a fabulous way to embellish a flower!
We also worked on many stitches using lovely hand dyed yarns.
As we wrote in our journals we talked about how many ways we could create stems. I love the texture on this piece.
Dawn from Anderson, Indiana brought her Victoria tote to share. This is from my carpet bag pattern Victoria. Her colors and techniques were wonderful.
I do a lot of embellishment with hand dyed Chenille. Here is another very creative use of Chenille thread on this flower.
We have this wonderful bird fabric from Valori Wells on our website. I love the way it was cut out to applique on this piece.
We also worked with beads and couching of threads. I am always amazed at how the stitching changes the appearance of a piece.
Cathy tried out Pats headlight. They had a lot of fun selling the idea to others. I guess as we age any gadgets like this are helpful to many of us. Just wish they made pretty ones!
We are setting up today to Vend at The Winter Woolen workshop at the Sieberling Mansion and Elliot House – 1200 W. Sycamore Street, Kokomo Indiana. It is open Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. If you are in the area come and say hi. We would love to see you.