Monday 31 March 2014

Hexagon Crazy

So this time last week I was teaching the hexagon taster class (it's the start of the Easter break today so no teaching work for about 4 weeks!) and my mind is still in hexagon mode. I bought a couple of packs of reduced price cotton recently (very cheap 3 balls of £2.50) and decided to play with them and make different types/ patterns of crocheted hexagons the only restriction been they must be the same size as my fabric hexagon patchwork pieces.Maybe I will mix and match them?
Maybe I will create a new fabric design print using the crocheted hexagons?
Or maybe I will do both ideas?
I have decided to blog my progress regularly to keep me focused on this project, I have far to many on going projects, several 95% finished so this year I plan to complete as many of them as I can. And yes I know I will still start new stuff but that's how my brain works! :)
Ok now I need to make another dozen crocheted hexagon experiments

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Patchwork Hexagons

On Monday I was teaching a taster patchwork class (just 3 hours long). The first photo is my prep.for the class

The rest of the photos are the students work, I though everyone did really well.

We made pieced patchwork hexagons, tacking fabric to paper and joining the pieces together and for the more advanced an introduction to an origami hexagon.

The next taster is class is for Applique. It's in July and excellent news its free. I will post more details nearer the time.

Monday 17 March 2014

St Patrick's Day

A Happy St Patrick's Day to all.
To celebrate I made some Irish coffee butterfly cakes, I even managed to find green paper cases for the cakes :)