Wednesday, 19 December 2012

The Tewkesbury Posse!

Last week I finished working with 2 groups, one in Gloucester and the other in Tewkesbury.

I have shown you the work of the Gloucester group, so I thought you might like to see the group in Tewkesbury this week.

There were 8 learners of different abilities. Some had loads of experience and were coming along for the social aspect of the group as well as to learn a new trick or 2, others had no experience of sewing what so ever!

I love a mixed group like that. They tend to work together and share ideas, a support network is set up in the class and everyone helps each other. They become a sewing community!

The 8 weeks of the course were broken down into 3 weeks learning the basic skills of how to set up a sewing machine and learning sewing terms whilst making a pin cushion, purse and button clutch. The following 5 weeks were more learner led. I started them on the task of making a patchwork cushion cover and they took their own journey to create something special for their home.

This journey resulted in amazing cushion covers. As their confidence grew they chose other things they would like to make independently, from bunting to Christmas stockings.

Here are some of the results of the 8 weeks we spent together!


As you can see the group have been working hard!
I am starting another group in Gloucester after Christmas and I can't wait to see what they make!

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