Friday, 9 April 2010

The Places I Work No. 2... and 3

Another place where I always enjoy teaching workshops is Art and Stitch in Peterborough. A relaxed and friendly atmosphere, kind and knowledgable (and slightly mad?) staff, with plenty of laughter, tea and biscuits thrown in for good measure.

I'm back there again on Saturday 24th April, teaching a day class on Soft Structured Books. We'll make the fabric covers using simple free machining techniques.

We'll learn to make cords and ties to keep the books shut.

We'll look at transfer paints to decorate the inside covers and then finish off with some simple book construction. Lots of techniques learned and a little book to take home at the end of the day.

I think there are one or two places left so give Angela a call at Art and Stitch if you are interested. And keep an eye on their website because I'm sure I'll be back to teach more classes if they'll have me!

A different type of work tomorrow as I'm off to give a talk to the West Essex Embroiderers Guild in Romford. No Matter how many times I do this talk I manage to convince myself beforehand that everyone will be bored silly and either fall asleep or walk out! So be kind to me Ladies of Romford!!!

12 comments:

  1. You are so busy and so popular! I'm not surprised at all! Lucy x

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  2. Just a thimbleful....

    Lovely work as usual - I wish I was free to come to that workshop, it sounds delicious.

    Am VERY PUT OUT as have just found 3 lily beetles !!!!

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  3. Slightly mad, I don't know what you mean. We always have fun though!

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  4. Blogging really does have its uses. I will try to get along to Romford's EG tomorrow as I would love to hear your talk.

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  5. I can vouch for the gallons of tea and the yummy biscuits! I'm sure your talk tomorrow will be a great success. Sorry I can't do the workshop on the 24th, prior engagement.

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  6. Love those book covers - what a super class. The techniques might be simple but the results are very striking. Good luck with the talk and I'm sure they'll love it.

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  7. Hey those book covers look good ,M daughter and Iare going to Art and Stitch tomorrow Iam really looking forward to it ...love Jan xx

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  8. So you've heard about the ladies of Romford then!!!!!! I'm sure there will be a few faces in the crowd you'll recognise. Looking forward to it, see you tomorrow.X

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  9. good luck tomorrow -i'm sure they will love you! I like the sound of tea and 'mad' people!!! think i would fit right in!

    xx

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  10. That workshop sounds lovely - sadly I'm already booked. I will keep an eye open in future though.

    Good luck tomorrow, you busy person!

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  11. I love the book you've created here. The stitching looks amazing. Good luck in Romford, I'm sure they'll be delighted to have you x

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  12. I hadn't realised how long it's been since I last popped in and so much has been going on. LOVE all the textile bits,and your collection for your course is mouthwatering, fab colours. And the macaroons! I was seduced by the same magazine cover, didn't have any of the right equipment so mine resembled 'snot and poo' far more than yours but were pronounced delicious! Hope the talk went well, Penny x

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