Sorry Deb - I managed to take your photo when you blinked!!
Deb is an accomplished fabric painter and makes some really beautiful textile wall hangings, ( I had previously purchased 2 and a couple of her hare patterns too). She uses her painted fabrics with both hand and machine quilting on her work. You can see her work on the links above, they are well worth browsing through!
Her talk was just perfect for most of us, because it was "Tales from my Scrap Bag" and I reckon almost all of us have bags of scraps in need of taming!
From a comparatively small brown paper bag, which had held scrap fabrics - Deb made a surprisingly large number of projects and she helpfully explained to us what she had done and which techniques she had used.
I think many of us came away inspired to tackle our own scrap bags now! In fact her talk is almost a challenge to anyone who has a bag of scraps - so watch this space, later in the year!
We are lucky at club since we have a large hall to meet in, as you can see from the pics below, taken at the workshop on the sunday, its a large hall and at the Saturday meetings we regularly have 125+ladies seated for the talks.
The workshop was great fun and we all learned something new and most of us got on quite well making a tumbling feather wall hanging.
Several of us bought Deb's fabulous hand painted fabric packs to use and below are some examples of what we had by the end of the workshop.
I have yet to finish mine of course, but suffice to say my Millefiori rosettes will have to wait till my feathers are complete : )
This is Margaret Wright our clubs Chairman also enjoying the day.
By the end of the workshop we were all on track for a finish as you can see. ( Mines on the left below with the naff quilting lol I need way more practise at that - hey ho )
Thanks so much Deb ( and hubby) for trailing up from south wales to our northern hemisphere!
Oh and if any of you bought the current UK Stitch magazine, the fabric jug featured in it was made by one of our own club members,