4/18/11 edited to add: only 2 out of the 10 spots are left in Brooke's workshop. Please do call or stop in if you would like one of them! XO, Rhea
Sooo excited for this guest workshop!
I'm pleased to announce that my good friend Brooke Biette (of AprilTwoEighty fame) will be making the journey from her home in Portland to come and teach our students how to hand-piece hexagons using the tried-and-true English paper-piecing technique.
In addition to being a fabulous photographer (as evidenced by all these glorious images she has allowed me to use), my little Brooke is also a very talented hand-stitcher... take a look at her "Little Hexies" flickr set here.
If you would like to take the workshop with Brooke, spaces in the class are $25 each and can be reserved by calling the shop or stopping by in person. The hand-pieced hexagons workshop will take place on Sunday, May 22nd from 1:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon and will cover the "how-to's" of hand-piecing hexagons and then explore options for using them.
These little hexies are so cute! Stitched together, they would make a great tablerunner, potholder, mini-quilt, pillow... any number of things. Brooke will help her students figure out creative ways to use their hexies. For some inspiration, take a look at the current issue of Stitch magazine, which shows s a sweet little hexagon detail on a tote-bag. So many options for using up these sweet, sweet little hexagons.
What I think has me the most thrilled about the workshop (besides the prospect of spending the afternoon with Brooke) is that students need no previous experience, making this a great workshop for beginners and more experienced stitchers alike. And since the hexies are pieced by hand, you won't need your sewing machine, which means you can travel light! Just toss some fabrics, needles, thread, scissors and your hexagon templates (we've got 'em at the shop) into a bag and you are good to go!
Fair warning: I have sold two spots just this morning and haven't even "officially" announced the class yet (guess I am doing that now...), so please let me know as soon as possible if you would like a space. If you have any questions, feel free to ask away and in the meantime, check out Brooke's blog and Flickr sets!