Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday's Class

Yesterday was where anyone who came could work on their UFO's or try a technique from a previous class that they were not able to attend. So I was kept very busy helping everyone out. Hence only two photos were taken from the whole day.
Helena who had not been able to come for a few month, brought her Kaleidoscope Quilt to work on and we managed to arrange it in an order she liked. She is going to have it as a long table runner.
And here are a few of the ladies that came in the afternoon.
The shop now runs two groups on a Wednesday. The morning group is from 10.00 until 1.00 and the afternoon group runs from 3.00 to 6.00. And the space I think is a lot better for everyone, so everyone can be together rather than spread around the shop, as before.
Next Wednesday we have a full day workshop (10.00 - 6.00)on Mariner's Compass, with a combination of Paper Piecing and Foundation Piecing. Anyone interested please contact Arco Iris.
Just to let people know beforehand that there will be no afternoon class on the 6th October, just in the morning from 10.00 to 1.00. Sorry.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Saturday's Purse Class

Saturday afternoon we had 6 ladies for the purse class. They were a fun group of ladies who really enjoyed making this purse, so the only picture I managed to take was at the end of the class.
One of the ladies decided towards the end that she was not going to add the metal purse frame, but instead use it as a clutch bag for a forthcoming wedding she is going to.
We also had two ladies who were beginners doing a Rail Fence table runner.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wednesday's Group

We were busy ladies on Wednesday. The lesson was on how to applique! They wanted to use the quickest method and so they had a go a using Heat n Bond Lite and using zig zag on the machine, as most did not have the blanket stitch, which I am lucky enough to have as I am a proud owner of an Aurora 440QE.
Here are a couple of photos of the ladies busy at work.

This was the first in our monthly workshops on Christmas projects.
Tomorrow afternoon, we have another chance for ladies to make the purses, that I showed in my previous blog.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday's Class at Arco Iris Ao Metro

Before the summer holidays the ladies had shown an interest in making a purse, based on the one I had made for the fair, which showed people what they could do with magic shrink 15%. Here is mine, which I no longer own, as it was sold!

And so the ladies set to work on designing their own purses. And here they are Fernanda's and Lucinda

and Mariya's
Just to let you know that is workshop will be repeated again on the 18th September. If you are interested contact the shop to reserve your place.
I forgot to show you a picture of what Fernanda has decided to do with her Kaleidoscope Quilt, it is going to be a duvet cover, when she has been to Ikea to get a king size black sheet for the back!

And the news of the shop is that it has finally been changed around to make it more friendly for the ladies. We have an area for sewing and then a separate area where the ladies can cut their fabrics.

So come and visit us at Arco Iris Ao Metro.