Well I have finished my first teaching session - a 2 day workshop for the Embroiderers Guild, Victoria - Geelong Branch. We had great fun and got a lot of work done. The group were very helpful and so organised - they were a joy to work with. Geelong is the second largest city in the state of Victoria after Melbourne and is an hours drive from Melbourne.
These bollards are a feature of the Eastern beach and are quite wonderful. There are over 100 in several groups depicting various aspects of Geelong life
and many local dignitaries. for more images go to bollards
All the yachts lined up at the yacht club
The beautiful old seafarers mission is now a restaurant
We had a fast paced workshop, I wanted to makes sure I showed as many of my techniques as possible - I am not here often!!!! The ladies coped well - even when I announced we would have exercises after lunch - they were game bunch. We worked through Tyvek, painted Bondaweb, decorated newspaper, newspaper faux chenille and using the soldering iron to cut and apply Spunbond. Here are a few of the images I took -
Painted Bondaweb decorated with foils and all manner of sparkly bits -
This is the lovely Geelong group hard at work -
Spunbond, backed with Bondaweb cut with a soldering iron and then ironed to a background
. . . and of course we couldn't miss out the torn newspaper with painted Bondaweb
I have been SO well looked after by Gillian and Tony they have been wonderful hosts, it is my last day in Geelong and we are of to a family barbeque at the beach house . . . . .
more later . . .