So, what’s been happening since my last post ? I had to cancel a couple of courses I was running here due to the snow. It hasn’t been too bad so far this year, but the people attending were all travelling fair distances. One thing about living where I do is that the weather doesn’t really affect things for too long. Where I lived previously, in Farndale, in the middle of the North York Moors, we used to get completely snowed in for weeks on end. Even the LandRover Defender was defeated – our only way out was a narrow, steep track above a sheer drop down to the River Dove below. I got myself an on/off-road motorbike so I could go across the moors and meadows to try to reach civilisation !
Things were back to normal this week. Liz and her friends had a session on Zendoodlestitch here which was lots of fun !
– they’re all trying to look serious here, but there was a lot more talking and laughing going on than there was stitching !
The Library project was great – we had a visit from artist Kevin Jones who taught us block printing. He did a demo, then helped us carve our own blocks and showed us how to print on fabric …
….. We got some great results – I can’t wait to get stitching and embellishing on the printed fabric.
Saturday was a full day of Crazy Patchwork at The Fabbadashery. Some people did cushions, others did lavender-filled pieced and embroidered hearts.
Then back here again this week I had a Goldwork day. On these sessions I try to teach people several of the Goldwork techniques , but as it is not a form of embroidery which should be rushed we work a small amount of each method which can then be completed at leisure when you get home. I am looking forward to seeing Christine’s seedhead and wildflower piece when completed !