Saturday, 7 June 2014

Ailsa Craig Workshops

Over the festival week all of the British tutors taught a wonderful range of workshops. As well as myself the wonderful Jennie Rayment, Paula Doyle and Gillian Travis taught and lectured.

I of course had to teach some woad workshops and the woad fabric successfully found its way over the ocean. These lovely and talented ladies (who were brave enough to stand before the camera) made up some large blocks (32" square) after considering the many design possibilities of half square triangles.
Maria made her block to measure 24" but still as effective. 
On the only rainy day of the week I taught a dyeing from the kitchen cupboard workshop. We did this in the picnic area which was under cover. Thankfully everyone was well bundled up against the cold. It was a bit like camping though as the closer you stood to the camping stoves the warmer you got. We did have a good time dyeing fabric and threads a range of colours. 
The results of a tulip petal bundle are below
The talented and brave ladies below signed up for a half day paper bird workshop.
This is a fun workshop and most people get to finish a wall hanging in a half day. You leave without a UFO!

Finally my favourite photo - a selfie take by Paula Doyle with Jennie in the middle and me on the left. 


  1. Beautiful designs made by these ladies. I really appreciate their work. I like textile designs and coloring. these types of workshop really a good place to improve the skills and have fun.

    Robert Green

  2. It looks like everyone had an amazing time - those woad and white quilt blocks are gorgeous!


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