Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Happy September! I just finished up August with such a bang- what a fantastic weekend it was teaching with Cal Patch at Craftstitute with these amazing women! We carved and printed the first day and then sewed the next. By Sunday afternoon, everyone had their very own one-of-kind folk dresses and all the skills to make more in multiple variations with any print their heart desired.  Talk about satisfying work… for all of us!
 Craftstitute is such a great place to create in… the walls of windows, huge tables and tons of outlets are  a crafter's dream. And not to mention the fabulous covered porch so we could do all of our fabric printing and cutting outside on more big tables… so good! Lunches were delicious picnics… created by Macro Mamas and served on "the veranda", as well. We were all nourished in every way!
Oh Cal- how lucky we were to have this inspiring teacher make a guest appearance in Ithaca! And how blessed I am to have her as a dear friend. I dare say that she had enough fun to swing back for another weekend of sewing some time in the near future. Which is a good thing, because I'm not the only one in my family that adores her… how can you not crush on a brilliant and down to earth sewing teacher in a chicken dress?

Feeling so lucky to finally have such a fabulous local teaching spot! I'll be teaching some new Craftstitute classes very soon so stay tuned!
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  1. how lovely! sewing and carving are two of my favorite things :) i absolutely love the way these turned out... what fun!

  2. You all created such terrific pieces!! Isn't Cal an amazing, encouraging teacher?