Yesterday I had a buzz with the girls in my sewing class. It had it's slightly chaotic moments with with 6 machines all going full boar at the same time and girls trying to sew without putting the presser foot down...however, in the end, they learnt how to thread the bobbin, machine, the safety of the machine & iron & how to sew a straight stitch & zigzag! Yay! Next week cutting out to make the bag above which is a reversible bag. Have a look at the other side on my flickr site.
makedo - cool connectors that you can use to create sculptures out of anything
designboom - this was an incredible market of international designers - wow
in-sync design - great geometric jewellery
...and many many more!
What a creative place to live in!
Now this is something that I cannot do without. I inherited it in one of my op shop sewing tin finds and now that I have it, the tool is invaluable. It makes the difference in the corners of collars and corners being turned completely out.
Curvy bit for curvy corners,
pointy bit for pointy corners.
Keep your eyes out for one.
Tuesday 1 - 3pm or Thursday 7 - 9pm for adults
and Tuesday 3.45 - 5pm for kids
These classes will run during the school terms.
I will also be running a few workshops :
UFO (Unfinished Objects) workshop where you can sit around & work out those little niggly things that just won't work in a nice creative environment. These will run Sat 25 July, 29 Aug, 7 Nov and 5 Dec from 2 - 4pm.
The other one is Basic Mending on 5 September from 2.30 - 4pm for those who really would like to learn some basic skills.
Come along & join in.