What a fantastic week we had in Yorkshire - the food, the sewing, the company and OF COURSE Philippa Naylor! We stayed at Highfield Farm - an excellent B and B where we were very well looked after - the meals were superb, and it was so nice not to have to think about cooking meals for a whole week! I'm back from my travels, and still getting used to having to prepare my own breakfast, washing up the dishes and having to go to work instead of spending the day sewing! The course was "Drama and Detail" - the focus of this class is to study in detail both composition and fine workmanship techniques. These techniques include raw-edge, turned-edge, satin stitch and invisible machine appliqué. We learnt how to sew perfect satin stitch circles and mitered corners, how to make a variety of bias strips and the neatest rouleau loops you've ever seen. Philippa is a fantastic teacher, and as usual we all learnt lots and lots, from both Philippa and from each other. I'll share some pictures of all the lovely crafty things I made during my week away over the next few days - I decided to make several smaller projects this year, rather than a wall hanging or a quilt, and feel inspired to make lots more. It was lovely to see Caroline and Edith again who had travelled all the way from France, and it was lovely to meet new friends too - Katy, Ali, and Ruth. I can't wait to go again next year - after all, it's so nice to have something to look forward too!!
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