I’ve had a long but enjoyable day running the first day of a two-day handbag-making course at the V&A. Second one next week. Nice students as always, and some interesting ideas coming out. It was a early start though!
I’m back there this weekend to run a drop-in workshop in the garden – sunshine permitting – making very simple applique scarves using felt on muslin. The weekend is a celebration of Turkish design, so the applique templates are based on motifs from Iznik ceramics. It’s been fun doing nice simple designs and using lovely bright colours. I should have a photo…. tomorrow maybe.
But instead a progress on knitting shot. The baby blanket moves along at quite a pace – mainly due to 2 quiet days at craft fairs and not a lot else to do. Did a bit more embroidery too, but that is a bit unmanageable without a table. I’m pleased with how this is turning out. It’s loosely based on the baby blanket in Stitch and Bitch and the cotton yarn is really lovely and soft.
I collected and paid for my sewing machine tonight – but it’s in storage until I have sorted out where to put it. Boy, it’s heavy… thanks Sam!