I know of a great way to break up a working week; hold a bag making workshop! This workshop was the first that I have held in my home town (of Brighton/Hove).
I decided to begin with purse frame purse making because it's the workshop that gets requested the most. I think it's because folks get a bit het-up about the gluing part. By the time this class was finished with everyone had mastered the gluing part and ended up with purse that they were very happy with.
I really enjoy teaching not least because it's such lovely environment in which to meet other craft fiends. And at the end of class you can't beat seeing the glow of a (pleased as punch (with themselves) classmate. I love it - at the beginning of class folks begin feeling a bit unsure of themselves, by the end of class they are like, all puffed up and proud (as they should be). They start saying things like: "Yeah! I'm really happy with that!"
Tass made a classy-looking purse (that she hopes will go with her LBD - yep I can see it will), then she learned some ins and outs of purse pattern making. She made up a fab pattern for a pleated purse - might have to be inspired by that myself Tass!)
Ayo was all about amazing African prints. Very very tasty looking print and pattern! Ayo just threw three completely different colour-splash fabrics together to make one purse and the results were sweet-shop fabulous!
Well done ladies! Thanks for joining me. Your work is most splendid! :)