Not been on a course in a while and this came along and was much needed.
As always with a workshop it isn't always the main topic which provides the elements of wow, that is just such a good idea. One thing which fascinated me, was sitting opposite Deirdre and watching her sharpen a pencil. As a former draughtswoman, she is used to precision tools and accuracy, but I'd never seen anyone do this before. First she sharpened with a knife, then used sandpaper to refine to a very sharp long point.
Deirdre was also the provider of sighs of awwww at the end of the first day. We had the doors open and were visited by a cat who lives next door to the venue. It patrolled round and round inspecting, and was quite happy. When we came to leave for the evening Deirdre found him in her bag, curled up asleep. Good job she needed that bag otherwise no-one would have known, we thought he'd left. He did come in again on Sunday, but this time was escorted out!
I started off with some of these
I came home with a piece of work prepped ready to sew - I didn't start sewing because I was tired and didn't want to spoil it.
This is final designing stage
its going to look a lot different from the starting point!
Thank you everyone for your excellent company, lunch and extending the opportunity my way.