First fabric Flower Workshop November 2nd

3 11 2013

A room full of adults, children and young people enjoyed a great workshop led by Liz Clark on Saturday.  Her own fabric flowers inspired by Gillian Travis looked great on the display table and inspired everyone to get started on their own blooms.  Liz is a great teacher and exudes confidence so it was a successful day.  It was great to see the young quilters who just go for it and are happy to be creative and ignore our guidance!  This led to 7 petalled flowers from Helen, alternating petals in different fabrics with 6 different beads from Amy and lots of other ambitious fabric/stitch combinations.  Georgina made a smaller flower (76% sized templates) and Linda  made bigger ones  whilst everyone else stuck to the template for their first attempt.  I spent most of the day supporting Liz, explaining the right size of zig zag stitch (if only everyone had a Bernina!) and cutting up florist wire for the petals and stamens so not a stitch did I sew for myself but it was all great fun.  Liz had the brilliant idea of bringing along an empty vase and asking us to add our flowers as they were completed.  It was such fun to see it fill up. below you can see Liz demonstrating with Deb, Sheila and maureen watching, Helen’s 7 petalled flower and several pictures that I think show all the flowers made apart from Georgina’s as that was finished after she had supported everyone else and served a lovely lunch!

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