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First workshop of 2013 – cushions galore!

What a brilliant start to the New Year – a very successful Cushion Making Workshop.  Despite the threats of snow and one student succumbing to the winter lurgy and unable to join us, we had a very productive day at MIY Workshop today.

I’m sure you’ll agree when you admire the results……..


Hannah churned out 2 cushions – the first a lovely mixture of bold printed cottons, the second a Japanese style satin fabric with buttons at the back.


Believe it or not today was the first time that Lili had used a sewing machine!  She finished a beautiful corduroy and printed cotton cushion and added an appliquéd fox face using one of my templates.


Charlotte impressed herself by finishing a cushion cover complete with buttonholes and started her second in the workshop which will also incorporate a lovely piece of crochet that she has done.


And last, but by no means least, Gypsy finished two cushion covers, one with a zip fastening, using fabrics she’s just brought back from a trip to India.

If you feel inspired to learn how to make some cushion covers of your own I’ll be running this workshop again later in the year or you can have a go in my Weekly Sewing & Dressmaking classes.