The Workshop

What a fun day.  I loaded my four huge tote bags of stuff into the car, along with my trusty sewing machine, and off I went, tea mug in hand, to the workshop with Marie Ozmon, sponsored by the Jockey Hollow Weavers.  Marie has a very varied background, but loves to manipulate fabric into constructions and wall pieces, playing with color, crocheting fabric strips, cutting apart layers, and generally having a great time with a needle and thread.  It was so great to just sit all day with my weaving buddies, playing with our sewing machines, and diving through piles of stash.  It doesn’t get any better than that.  I had terrific fun with my machine, switching feet, playing with stitches, trying to see what it can do, and I can’t think of a more enjoyable way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

workshopsamplerWe basically started with four layers of fabric, stitching them together in a random way, and slicing through the layers to reveal the underneath, manipulating them, folding them, adding embellishments, and generally entertaining ourselves.  This gives me a terrific jumping off point for that illusive project 4 I have been mulling over in the back of my mind.  I think I posted that project back in December, but may have come up with a starting place for where to take all those leftovers and pieces of wonderful fibers.  But that will have to wait until I finish the Arctic Sky jacket, and my California conference.

My son is picking up Chinese food, and we will be leaving in about an hour for the show Footloose, that’s the production where I altered the 27 dresses which turned into 33…  You can read about that adventure in the blog Help Wanted and SuperBowl Sunday

A winter storm is due in tonight through tomorrow.  I am so done with winter.  California, here I come…