A few weeks ago – or was it a month ago, Books Actually hosted a Sashiko Embroidered Pouch Workshop conducted by one of my crafty inspirations – the lovely Sandy of The Cookie Cutter Blog (she blogged about the workshop here).
I am really taking advantage of whatever free time I have left to join workshops and create something. So this workshop came at a very good time. Plus I have always wondered how one sews a zipper by hand!
It’s no secret that I like polka dots and although I am not a fan of pink I was going for a “pretty” feel. I was very satisfied with my choices!
Everything coming along nicely, and yes a piece of chocolate for break. My eyes hurt a bit and my hand cramped halfway through sewing, I guess it’s because I don’t really have much sewing practice.
Sandy teaching us how it’s done. I love that as a small group she was able to focus on us especially when we were having difficulty with some parts of the process. She also engaged everyone in conversation and the overall atmosphere was fun and friendly.
I didn’t finish the whole pouch during the workshop, so I had time to work on it at home. Sashiko embroidery is interesting and though my skills are rudimentary I want to try my hand at it again – when I find the time. Overall, it was a great experience for me – to meet like-minded people and learn new things.
Thanks to Sandy and the people at Books Actually!