Have you noticed lately that English Paper Piecing is having a resurgence? Well, I love to baste over the papers, but hate to whip-stitch those pieces together! I love hand piecing, so I thought why not just mark the pieces and stitch them together that way? So a do-able hexagon project was devised and the ladies in the Corning area got first crack at it.
Today we spent learning something new, laughing lots and having a ton of fun while doing it!
Here's a shot of my
sweatshop class. So serious, learning the ropes. Attentive to every nuance of this blissful endeavor. Oh, the things they learned--from why a shark does not immediately attack a raft loaded with people to choice of fabrics, threads, etc.
At the end of the day, the results. Some are doing the traditional setting, some are doing a more random presentation. I love both. And the choice of fabrics makes each piece sing. Several of these ladies were first-time hand stitchers; you couldn't tell it from their stitches--just wonderful.
What a fun day! Thanks so much for inviting me! I can't wait to see what these grow up to be!