Things may have been quiet around here but I certainly haven't! I've had two crafting workshop weekends in a row and learned soooooo much in the process, my head hurts (in a good way!)
The first was at Art From The Heart in Harrogate with Kaz Hall where we learned some amazing techniques, getting very inky and painty in the process and finished off the session making a fantastic album.
Next came my 3 day textile art workshop at Oxford, courtesy of a WI bursary I won which included the residential course as well as my travelling costs. This was with the wonderful Marilyn Pike who does classes as Rainbow Silks and her enthusiasm was inspiring. We worked late into the evening and between the 9 participants, produced a grand total of 29 books - each a keepsake in its own right. We even hand-dyed the pages inside and, with a bit of help, I conquered my fear of the dreaded sewing machine - yay!
Here are my books and I'm so proud of them, I can't wait to show my WI ladies next Monday.
I feel so priviledged to have had these two weekends of crafting heaven with such great tutors and to have made some new friends along the way. Hope you are all well and enjoying some wonderful crafting time yourselves. Thanks so much for popping in to see me. Margie x