It was FABO...
The workshop covered the basics of tension which is a need to know but not overly exciting... sort of like learning how to sew a straight line on a regular machine - functional and absolutely necessary to go forward - but doesn't make the heart flutter!
We then learnt how to do outer and inner corners neatly - yeah - fantastic - absolutely need to know - great info and techniques.. Believe me - this is something I have struggled with.
We learnt how to gather without using a special foot and to do a really nice neat rolled hem. Love the stitching on that.
|I was frilled with the outcome|
|Close up of rolled hem|
Then came the sewing with "decorative" thread. WOW WOW WOW.
How gorgeous is this.
|Pretty - three thread overlocked|
We learnt to make decorative cord. Learnt great techniques such as using soluble vilene so that the stitches don't "jump" when making cord.
|Cord without stabilisation|
|Creating cord using wash away stabiliser|
So much to take in - so little time. Having a brain spin at the moment - oh so giddy!
All in all - most pleased with self!!
Big thanks to Larraine Jenkins who taught this workshop. She is a great teacher and had wonderful typed up notes for us too!
Can't wait to start using these techniques.
Velosewer has instructions for some of these techniques on her site.