|My first ever embroidery|
In the afternoon I did an inpisring embroidery class with Moda designer Aneela Hoey, during that class I finished my first ever embroidery - the robin pictured here. I was very proud of myself, Aneela really made it all seem easy, I will definitely be doing more embroidery after that.
|My Liberty bag and fabric|
I also had a chat with Michael Oakshott from Oakshott Fabrics who make the most beautiful shot cotton weaves and they have some exciting new things planned for the future. Hopefully we will be working with them to bring you more about that soon.
The best part of the retreat by far was getting to meet all the bloggers that I've been speaking to online for the last year or so, and many of my customers who I have never met in person before. I've decided not to list them all here as there were so many I don't want to offend anyone I may miss. But it was so lovely to meet you all - you know who you are!
All attendees got a lovely goody bag filled with goodies from Robert Kaufman, Oakshott fabrics, Moda, Aurifil, Abakhan Fabrics and Korbond. Lots of beautiful fabric and haberdashery supplies plus they also gave some great raffle prizes too.
|Contents of the goody bag|
|Fabrics from the goody bag|
My son loved the London fabric in the goodie bag and inisted I made it into a cushion for him so here's a picture of him posing with his new cushion below.
|James with his new cushion|