What a great week I just spent at Empty Spools in California with 17 wonderful students! I really feel blessed to be able to create and share every day. The weather was sunny and crisp and our room had glass windows on 3 sides overlooking the sand dunes and was not far from the beach. Honestly could you not think of a better place to nest for a week. A great plus was that all our meals were catered and my students could really concentrate on sewing.
We started with pieced and layered backgrounds then add imagery many students creating a personal story. Others decided to work on stitches and make small pieces to embellish. I loved the many ribbons that were used in the backgrounds many from our new line of ribbons by Renaissance Ribbons. We also worked with hand dyed wool, fun cottons and velvets.
Thanks everyone for such a great week. i look forward to seeing the progress each one of you make on your pieces.
I will be returning to teach at Empty Spools May 26 – 31 2013.