I had the most marvellous weekend in Timaru...
I joined the Timaru patchworkers in their May Madness Weekend and it was a fabulous time.
This group is quite an active group, and organised a delightful 2 day weekend with 3 superb tutors visiting.
Diane Southey (Palmerston North) took a fabric dyeing class, Dorothy Leadbetter (Christchurch) tutored an applique class, and Karen Broderson (Nelson) an embellishment beading class for crazy patchwork.
Now I had never toyed with crazy patchwork before hand, so last week I made up several blocks with what I thought was my limited supply of suitable materials and fabrics,
butI think that my blocks kinda turned out and looked OK. I used some old ties that I had been collecting from the local Op shop ... we won't talk about all Rowing Man's ties that we tossed when we moved up here!!! Oh what I would give for a few of those now...
Anyway, Karen showed us some super beading techniques... here are a few of her samples
Karen is a member of a co-operative of fibre artists who own and operate the shop called Fibre Spectrum in sunny Nelson.
my work so far... still a bit of finishing yet...but I am already thinking ahead to this block...
well lots of stitiching to be done, and the courier man has just delivered a parcel to the shop door, so fabric to be unpacking and folding today, better get started then!
Have a fabulous long weekend then!!