So I decided to go along to the Stitches and Craft Show a couple of weeks ago. I apologise for the delay, but I thought that since I didn’t take too many pictures, it wasn’t worth the post. But then I changed my mind and here it is.
We’ve finally moved into a new place and I get to have a craft room of my very own. So I decided the craft show was the best place to start stocking up on the essentials.
Some avid crafters attending the My Patch Fabrics workshop on how to get the best shape and silhouette when creating clothes.
A lighter wallet and some hours later, I had a good rummage around. I always find it’s so overwhelming attending this event – but it’s great to see all these great retailers all under one roof.
I kinda walked in half way through this workshop, but it looked fun.
Guest artist and talented Weaver and designer Rainie Williams joined the craft team for the weekend. Rainie is mad about weaving and I’m super envious of some of these chunky knits. Her weaving workshops looked like they were a big hit.
I always enjoy seeing the HSC studuents work and how they’ve worked so hard on a piece. These were some of my favourite of the day.
I’m not that into quilting, but I thought these two in particular were beautiful. The blue quilt was just stunning. Why use all the colours when one colour on top of its self is just gorgeous. The colourful quilt on the right is a collection of signatures from all the craft team at the event. Sweet right?
Although I’ve been to the show almost every year, I’ve never attended any of the workshops or classes. This year, I really wanted to give it a go and narrowed it down between watercolours or fashion illustration. Guess which one I chose.
I loved the flexibility that many of the classes were duplicated during the week and across the weekend, so it gives everyone a chance to attend.
The almost 3 hour class class was hosted by Anita McAdam from Studio Faro, based in Marrickville. Provided in the class was a couple of items including enough paper to draw some creations, access to complimentary backings, backing and a plastic sleeve of course and access to a rainbow of special texters and pencils and of course the expertise of Anita. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone who’s keen on learning the building blocks of fashion illustration.
At the end of the class, we were asked to present all of our works so we could admire what we just learnt.
Here is my creation below.
Also here are some creations from the rest of the class – the girl in the grey below was drawn by an exceptionally talented young lady who is planning on studying fashion design – thank god!
Anyway that’s it. If you attended, I hope you enjoyed the show.
until next time,
Love Festival Girl