Last week I held a three day workshop in the studio.
The main focus of the workshop was "working small." We covered a variety of intuitive or improvisational techniques with small pieces as well as some precision methods.
All six of the students were also featherweight owners so we had a little featherweight maintenance lesson at the start of the workshop. They learned how to clean, lube, and oil their machines. As well as how do deal with common issues such as tension, skipping stitches, and when the machine just doesn't want to stitch.
I enjoyed having people in the studio and they all did great work!
My after school sewing clubs are loads of fun. We've been so busy making things that I've forgotten to take any photos!
This week we learned how to machine applique. Here are a couple of the works in progress.
We used old blue jeans for the pennant pieces because they are thick and less wiggly for applique.
Not all of the students are working on the same projects at the same time but this week everyone tried applique. Some of the other projects have been drawstring backpacks, pencil pouches, treasure bags, and greeting cards.
The next session of after school sewing club starts the first week of November.
I've spent the last week or two moving in to the new space. I've got the machines all set up for sewing club next week.
The studio/classroom has a long wall of windows overlooking Main Street and I'm looking forward to sewing with all of that morning light!
I still have a little more settling in to do but things are starting to look good.
Check out the class schedule, I've got after schools sewing clubs on Mondays and Tuesdays. I'll be adding some more events soon. Let me know if you or your group want to schedule a workshop.