too tempting to resist. I'm not good at resisting temptation at the best of times!
The Haberdashery Brooch workshop was a rare chance to spend the day sewing with wonderful women all guided by the lovely Viv who's work I so admire ....................
It was Viv's first workshop - though you would never have known! We set off making our own little treasures using fabric, paper, words - Viv brought her manual typewriter which was a roaring success and no doubt they are booming in price on EBAY as I write!
Here is our group work
The first was a collage of bits of stuff with part of an italian bank note and a smidgen of gingham
- sort of pansy-shaped .......
My next one incorporated a piece of wool with a little house embroidered on it - it came in a sewing box I bought ages ago. Im touched by what people save in their workboxes I find them very poignant. I imagine it was once part of a childs coat or something. So I incorporated the word 'saved' and a little red cross suggested by Viv which together with some old lace french knotted to cloth (Get me, now I can do french knots everything has to have one!) and a button and Voila! ......................
Next, in my usual last half hour spurt - desperate to create another brooch, I pieced together bits of paper, clips, an old press stud with a bit of label still attached and a bit more gingham to make this truly haberdashery brooch .....................
It was my favourite and I was thrilled beyond measure when Viv said it 'made her heart sing' - isnt that a lovely complement!
I'd urge anyone who can make it to Weston Hall to join one of Viv's workshops to do so - its a great day out, a lovely venue ............... and there's cake!
The whole day was delightful - a little oasis of calm and creativity amidst the chaos of life. I enjoyed it so much I booked onto the next one and pursued on of the themes above - can you guess which one?
On another note, I have just posted my West Dean makes on firstname.lastname@example.org please have a look and let me know what you think. Hopefully, I will post the makes from Vivs second workshop on tinkering next week!
Love to All - sorry for the long absence.