But a lovely one as I welcome the talented, skillful and patient Catherine Kingzett to the yard:ARTspace to teach, Drawing with your Sewing Machine.
With dramatic autumn skies outside the yard we were all snug and ready to be inspired.
Catherine bought along mouth watering examples and
delicious bits for us to use.
We had a masterclass in threads a world completely new to me.
Our first task was to get to grips with our own machines of which a couple
were rather classic, cool examples.
We all tentatively set off doodling and experimenting with what
our sewing machines could cope with.
But under the sympathetic eye of Catherine we were all having fun and loosing our fears.
Being given permission to play is what a workshop is all about and
everyone made these lovely sample pieces.
Even moving onto a more considered project.