Residential classes can be exhausting to teach. I try to go for a walk in the afternoon or have a swim early morning and have plenty of exercise, which is my way of coping with the exhausting days
Most residential classes are lots of fun and it is even better when students return year after year, as I have got to know them.
This week I have been teaching in Sidmouth on the South Coast. I taught a workshop inspired by the sea for 5 days.
We had some good food and this year and very warm weather with some beautiful blue sky days
Students used their photos, did some colour analysis using paint and IT skills, turned their images into stripes, used organzas, and plain fabrics to make small quilts. We have been using my current favourite apps – Adobe capture and Trace table
Here are a few of the almost finished pieces.
I was able to bring with me, for students to use, equipment provided by Clover and thread provided by Aurifil and Mettler.
Everyone really enjoyed being able to use the Mako 12 Aurifil thread for stitching on the layered pieces.
I have always said my bit about variegated thread, mainly, that it is totally useless for thread painting, but also that some types have too many different variations of different colours but I love the Mettler variegated threads
So… Thank you Aurifil and Mettler
Many years ago I bought Bias binding makers and found them hard to use, the new ones from Clover are so much easier to use
So…Thank you Clover, the new ones are great, and so are the irons and the fusible tape.