After having learned so much with Judy Odell and tempted by the creations of CA Wells, I finally decided to jump into a face to face class with CA Wells in London (I discovered CA Wells through Nataliejo's blog).
A face to face class is very different from an online class... Yet, I love online classes!!!!! But that will be for another post ;-)
First and foremost, you meet the designer, see her different projects for real and there are always much more beautiful than what you saw on pictures!!!
Then, you get a chance to meet like-minded people... you know... those who won't ask you why you spend so much money on trivial things, etc... LOL. People who just share the same passion and don't tell you to refrain because your cupboard is already filled with projects waiting to be stitched!!!! (I can see you smiling here!!!)
So I went to London twice! Last year and the year before and attended 4 classes!
Well, let me tell you it was a dream come true!
Before class, I had received the linen, threads and charts for stitching the projects. The class is a finishing class. You learn all the finishing techniques to transform your stitched piece of linen into a beautiful stitched project.
CA Wells has a very special and unique finishing technique. I have also learned how to make the best use of overdyed threads.
But I guess that you might like to see what projects I stitched and finished. So here there are!!!
The Mermaid Purse.
The Garden Steps.
The Nantucket Cottage.
The Brussels Chocolate Box.
All these projects have been such a pleasure to stitch and finish!!! They are both delicate and elegant. They are very unique as they are very flat compared to many stitched objects! Indeed, there is no batting between the pieced linen and the cardboard or skirtex which makes it different from other projects.
I do hope that you have enjoyed seeing these beautiful projects and if you get a chance to attend a class one day, don't hesitate!!! Just do it! It's so much fun and you will learned so much...
Have a beautiful and elegant day,