Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Precious Purl at the Australian Quilters Exhibition.

Spent a lovely weekend trading at Siena College in Camberwell at the Australian Quilters Members Exhibition.
Over 100 amazing quilts that took me 2 days, in bursts between customers, to see!
I loved this Crazy Patchwork Quilt that featured some amazing treasures in the detail, just the sort I like!

 Just love to see buttons and lace and all those embellishing treasures that we sell, being used in this way!

So many other "beauties"too.The colours in this quilt, featuring Kaffe Fassett fabrics were amazing.

I do wonder why I don't see more young Quilters at these great shows I attend. There are many young and enthusiastic quilting bloggers and there is so much pleasure and learning to be gained from attending these group run exhibitions, not just the BIG quilting and Craft shows.

I apologise for not getting the names of the amazing creators of these 2 Quilts.

Our next big outing is the Textile Fibre Forum at Geelong, being held at Geelong Grammar from 25th September to 1st October.
This is always a great Textile and Fibre highlight, so mark it in your diary now!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Welcome Spring!

What a great start to Spring with a beautiful day yesterday!

 We celebrated by making Felted Spring Flowers with Kris at Precious Purl. Lots of fun! Lots of inspiration to use flowers in adorning ourselves. Kris covered the table with real flowers to inspire us!

Beautiful embellishing with silk, mohair, threads, fabric bits, in fact just about anything to give depth and luscious colour. The girls also learned how to make dreads to which they can attach flowers making a statement piece to wear. A photo of all the finished pieces would have been great, but just too busy!

 See the previous post for details of more workshops at Precious Purl

Friday, September 2, 2011

Current Workshops.

Three or maybe Four workshops for you to choose from before this year runs out - all too quickly!

Saturday 17th September - Knitting Basics and Pattern Interpretation. A 2 hour workshop withVicki, an experienced teacher of knitting who will help with all your queries.
Scared of tackling a pattern you love because it looks too complicated? Bring it along and Vicki will help!
OR if you want to try Knitted flowers, we can do that too!

Saturday 15th October - Cobweb Felting ( repeat) 10.15 - 4.15.
A wonderful workshop that sees you walk away with a beautiful Merino/Silk scarf and many samples and ideas to pursue. Great for beginners and those who have not used Merino/Silk laps before.We only take 2 participants for this very popular workshop, so get your name down quickly! We may be able to get Pam to run another in November if we twist her arm!!Update: Only 1 space left for 15th Oct!

Pam and Ingrid holding a completed Cobweb Felted piece from the last class.This was Ingrid's very first lesson in felting and what a great result!

        Lori and Helen laying out the merino/silk lap in a previous class.

Saturday 12th November - Nuno Silk scarf with felted flowers. No experience necessary for this lovely class. Limited number of participants again.

If you are interested in any of these workshops, please email me (see my Profile) and all the details will be sent to you, or enquire at Precious Purl.