It's quite a while since I posted on the blog but its been a very hectic time, mostly with energy spent on education as its been GCSE deadlines. Most of these photos were taken last month on workshops and since then all I've dealt with has been education, education and education......
If you would like to create your own cosy then you can get the pattern here on Ravelry.
Then just a few days later I was off to London and the very fine location of 'Liberty'. Liberty never fails to fascinate and is one of my favourite places, I remember as a student going to this store and being inspired by its surroundings and I have to admit that it has not lost its magic. This was the 'Project Bag' workshop which was for the experienced sewer as it involved producing a bag that had 9 outside pockets - for all those crafty bits and pieces.
Working in the 'Heritage Suite' at Liberty, lots of thinking and planning going on in this photograph.
My original bag was made using a Stag designed fabric by Joel Dewberry and we managed to use this in 2 colourways for this workshop. The front of the bag is coming together in the photograph.
I chose this Tula Pink fabric to produce my sample in the workshop and chose to focus on 'Elizabeth's' head as the main feature.
After the workshop 2 ladies very kindly sent me photographs of their completed bags and said how much they had enjoyed the workshop: always nice to hear.
While I was in Liberty I got the opportunity to see the new department and some of their lovely displays of Rowan products. The new location is at the front of the store, it has lots of windows and is really well lit. I really liked this colourful display (above)
Some Rowan fabric and knitted products.
In the store hanging over the bannisters was a beautiful array of Kaffe Fasset's Quilts...
The setting really complemented the designs
So, now education is a bit quieter I'm looking forward to doing more crafting, have a lovely week...