The first was the Crazy Quilt Course where we made a pretty sewing kit and the second was Redwork. I was very fortunate to have Shari as my mentor each time.
Here are some photos from the Crazy Quilt
Here is my first needle book I use it for Milliner (my favourite needle) and Crewel needles
The second needle book. I use this one for Tapestry needles
The thread holder contains my special threads - mainly silks and Brazilian threads
The pincushion sits on my worktable and because it is so large it never gets lost
This is the thread holder opened out. It was such fun to do creating this secret garden for my threads
And here is the whole set together.
This course had a lot of stitching as well as design elements in it. I found it really valuable.
The second course was Redwork and here is a photo of my finished set. These are little weights filled with rice for the times you do not want to use pins but still want to hold something steady.
Once again this was a very stitch intensive course but I think the finished product was worth the effort