Much snipping and tearing later, we were surprised to find it was lunchtime already. "Time flies when you are having fun" proved to be so true.
Following cutting, stitching and much concentration, our animals started to appear. Hares, foxes, wolves, chickens and even a hound began to take shape. Tables were covered with precious snips of fabric, and comments about how we would now never be able to throw away even the tiniest scrap of fabric were heard being muttered around the room. No stash busting for us then...
All too soon, it was four o'clock and time for Mandy to leave us. We all agreed that we wanted her to come back for another weekend workshop, and fortunately, she agreed. What a fantastic day we had. I don't think I've worked as hard or the meeting room so quiet as everyone was so deep in thought as they created their creatures. There will be much sewing to be done at home, but it's such a pleasurable process. (Words by Wyn Ingham, Halifax Chair)
These are the photos of the work created by our members on the day - I can't wait to see the finished items, these animals are so appealing!
Jayne B's Stag
Jo's very exuberant Hare
Sue H's Hare
Sue K's Hare
Jan's Snow Hare
Jane's Deer Hound (I think it might be Milly)
Thanks to Davina for documenting this wonderful work!