At the weekend I went away with a group of ‘laydees’ for a weekend of creativity. Our base was the Queen Margaret’s School, just south of York – what a fabulous location! We had the (supervised) run of the art and textiles block and we all had our own skills, plans and agendas so we just sort of got on with things. I think it’s safe to say that we all had a great time.
The main aim for me was to spend some time in a creative environment (it can be tough creatively when you work on your own in a home studio) and get some projects done that have been sitting around for a while.
I also spent some time unravelling the mysteries surrounding coin purses and carried out a few demonstrations to a few willing volunteers on making them up. There seems to be a call for instructions on how to make up coin purses so I’ll be writing up some notes for a tutorial. If you are interested, leave a comment on this post and I’ll let you know when I’ve written them.
The majority of my time is spent working with leather and suede but Debbie from Little Miss Quarter had some fabulous screen printed fabric which inspired me to have a tinker with my coin purse pattern….and here is the result…
and here’s the great lining fabric I found lurking in a corner…
What do you think – you like?
The weekend has inspired me to get going again with my embroidered leather coin purses, so watch this space for more to follow….
I was more than a little anxious before I went as I’d not met anyone that I was about to spend the weekend with, but I needn’t have worried because I had a brilliant time and met some really great people. If they’ll have me I’ll definitely be going again next year.