The workshop was held in Richmond where our friend, Pat Goldman, sponsored the workshop at her beautiful shop, Chadwick's Heirlooms.
|My friend Nora and me with the very talented Gail Doane|
|Making a detached buttonhole flower|
|I'm hoping this doesn't become another UFO!|
Day 2 was a "notebook" class. Gail made up some amazing binders with all the supplies we needed to learn a bunch of new and/or improved techniques from everything from adding smooth pipings and bindings to entredeaux and sash carriers.
We stitched from 9 am to 5:30 pm with just a 30 minute lunch break! My head was about to explode with all the info!
|Attaching piping to a curved yoke so that nothing stretches.|
Gail has amazing energy! Day 2 was mind blowing!
|Gail Doane class at Chadwick's Heirlooms|
|Look at all the adorable embroidery and the scalloped binding!|
Day 3 was a bit more relaxing. We were working on this beautiful embroidered wool baby jacket.
|Aren't these bullion roses so cute!!!|
Making bullion roses with pearle cotton is so much quicker than making them with one little strand of floss. I think this was my favorite part of the class!
|Can you even see me in this dark picture?|
On the first night, after a shopping at some of our favorite haunts and a few new-to-me stops, we went to the Capital Ale House and enjoyed some delicious German Food. On our last night we discovered a wonderful little gem called the Blue Goat which had a delicious and eclectic menu.
So you can see that the "Fun Hangover" was well earned. Feasting and Fabrics!!! I went to bed on Sunday night dreaming of beautiful fabrics, sweet embroidery, delicious food and precious friendships.
What a wonderful hangover! :-)