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Sewing with Knits…….again!

Sunday saw another successful Sewing with Knits workshop using MIY Collection sewing patterns.

Here’s some of the end results……


We also had another 2 shrugs cut out and ready to sew up, a camera shy skirt and another top (not MIY Collection!) well under way.

I had a lovely day with a really nice bunch of students, but here’s what they thought of it…..

“A lovely way to spend a Sunday!  Relaxing, no pressure atmosphere, friendly group and a great place to learn.  I am so pleased with my dress and can’t believe I finished it in one day, I can’t wait to try another stretchy pattern, it definitely isn’t such a scary prospect now.”

“Such a wonderful day!  I have previously been scared of stretchy fabrics, but now I feel I can tackle them with a new found confidence.”

“Brilliant, great to be able to finish a garment in a day!”

“Arriving in Brighton on a cold wet Sunday morning to a warm welcome from Wendy, followed by an informative and confidence boosting practical lesson making a stretch knit fabric shrug.  A great day.”

“Thank you for a wonderful day – such a great and simple pattern (the little shrug) and so satisfying to almost finish it in one go!  And so helpful to have Wendy’s brain to pick!”

Not a bad day all round then!

The next Sewing with Knits workshop is on Sunday 16th June.

A satisfied MIY Workshop customer

After last Sunday’s “Sewing with Knits” workshop I received this lovely email from one of the participants:

Dear Wendy,
Just wanted to say thank you so much for the Sewing with Knits workshop yesterday. I had built up an irrational fear of knitted fabrics – it seems silly now!
I am so pleased with my new top I wore it home and to work today!
I will definitely be booking in for one of your workshops again,
Best wishes,

Here’s a picture of the 5 finished garments – 3 straight neck dresses and 2 cowl neck tops, all made using MIY Collection patterns and all finished on the day!

Two new Sunday workshop dates

I’ve made a few adjustments to my timetable of Sunday workshops between now and December and added some new dates for 2 of my popular workshops:

Sunday 14th October – Sewing with Knits

Sunday 28th October – Pattern Cutting Workshop

See here for full details.

Sewing with Knits at MIY Workshop

It was a busy hive of activity at MIY Workshop yesterday with the first “Sewing with Knits” workshop of 2012.  Here’s some of my students’ impressive creations:

Clair in her very “kimono-ish” cardi, thanks to a great choice of fabric.

Lisa in her frock that I can see getting lots of wear in a really nice heavy denim effect jersey from Ditto.

Katie in her reversible cowl – perfect for chilly spring weather.

In addition to these finished pieces we also had another frock with added pleats and tucks which needed a few last tweaks and another cardi with perfectly matched stripes which was very nearly finished.  I’m looking forward to seeing photos of both of them!

It’s been a busy old weekend at MIY Workshop as Julia Hincks also ran her first workshop there on Saturday – “Learn to Crochet”, which successfully sent off 5 students to do lots of crochet creating, so we’ll be looking forward to more crochet action in the future.

Next weekend it’s machine embroidery…