The one regret I have about teaching at Fibreworks Kingston this weekend is that I didn't take enough photos. What a great experience it was to meet these enthusiastic and talented fibre artists, and to share new ideas.
And here is Mary Wahl, who travelled from the Toronto area to attend the workshop. She began with this charming study of a bicycle, and later moved on to a colourful composition featuring picnic tables. Mary intends to add some hand embroidery to her pieces.
Peta Gillyatt Bailey introduced stitching to indicate some of the textures of the stone building. Her second piece used a beautiful blue hand-dye for the doors and shutters on the facade of another heritage building.
It was very rewarding for me to see some of the participants take on new challenges, whether it was free-motion stitching, fusible web, or using their own photographs for inspiration. Several were not ready to re-cap at the end of the second day, wanting to continue to work on their projects.
I am grateful for the opportunity this workshop gave me to get to know some delightful people, and to share in their love of the fibre arts. I learned so much from you all. Thank you!