Saturday, July 31, 2010

Winter 2010 workshop, Stained Glass Window Crazy Patch bag

On Thursday 15th July at Guild Headquarters Carolyn Pearce led 14 eager students in making a medieval inspired Stained Glass Window Crazy Patch Bag. 5 adult helpers were on hand including our stalwart Fred and soon pieces of pre-fused coloured fabric were cut out and had been fused to the black bag pieces by the adults. Next the children had to select suitable stitches - some students were veterans of several workshops, most had a little knowledge but then 2 small girls had never threaded a needle before and one had only ever tried sewing on a button. Carolyn took all this in her stride and demonstrated the techniques to eager eyes.

A quick break for lunch followed although some students cut their lunch short to hurry back and get on with the decoration of their bags. With a sewing machine set up in the back room at the Guild for the purpose, most of the bags were stitched up and handles added by the end of the day. 3 bags were left for Mums or Nanna to stitch up as their family had a sewing machine.

2 boys completed the requirements for their Scout Sewing Badge on the day, many thanks to Fred for his patience. You'll certainly agree that the kids looked like they were having a great time !

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