I am so excited to have moved into my new shop location. handmade &found is now open inside When Pigs Fly Magic Happens in downtown Smithfield. The open house will be in February so be on the lookout for the invitation. New space, new designs.
I have a new hand stitching class in Smithfield next week. We are doing a holiday bird theme, and stitching a beautiful fabric panel. Come and join us, November 18 and 25, you can find out more at the web site Art Center @ 319.
Holiday Ornaments now available at Blue Skies or contact me directly.
I have been involved in several new quilting/fabric projects lately. Met with textile designer Alison Glass talking about designing fabric and Quilt Market, she was most helpful and I hope a new friend in the art community. Our Peninsula Modern Quilt Guild is planning a quilt show this fall, so have been working with them and looking forward to that event.
Our new school season at RSA start next week and I have many new ideas for my students. I love the pillows in the photo from the summer sewing club, great job Mary, Amy and Rose.
I have my last sewing class with my younger students tomorrow. It is so exciting to see new young people being creative and their interest in sewing. We have great discussions, I think they all relax when their hands are busy and the thoughts and words just flow. We have talked a lot about sewing machines and how they work, in my research I found this unique machine. I love when design is always a part of function.
The Alto machne is made for non/beginner sewers. Easy threading, and the speed is controlled by your hands moving on the fabrics-no foot pedal. This could be great for students.
It is time for the next session of my Teen Sewing Classes. We had a great time in June and I want to focus on techniques to make you sewing look more polished, and offer some tricks to keep the frustration away.
Summer Sewing Workshops for Teens
I am now offering classes in my home studio.
Maximum 6 Students
3 Thursdays in August
August 11, 18, 25
This summer the classes will be a variety of sewing and fabric activities to help learn how to use the sewing machine better, cutting out patterns, appliqué, quilting, embroidery, and dying/printing fabric ideas will be included.
Classes include all fabric, and patterns for all the projects, and a snack lunch.
-Sewing Machine (please let me know if you do not have one)
-Any special sewing fabric or notions that you like to use
-Any projects you are working on and/or need help with
Cost: $60 per week
Students do not have to take all classes, but each one will have a special feature.