Friday, August 20, 2010

Addicted to Fabric - Canberra, AU

We flew back from the Gold Coast via Sydney. Sarah and Florence picked us up and drove us to Canberra. It was a lovely drive through the countryside.
Addicted fabric where I taught is a fabulous shop owned by Jenny Adams. It is chock a block with wonderful quilting and dressmaking fabrics along with trims and embellishments. Melissa and I managed to fill our suitcases with a few special pieces.
I taught two classes. The Greta Needle roll and the my Tree quilt.
The Needle rolls were made in a wide assortment of fabrics using velvet, roving balls and embellishment stitches.
The tree class was really fun all added their own borders and embellishing their leaves using fun fabrics and stitches. I was delighted to have two young girls in the class. They did a fabulous job and seemed to have a great time. It is always fun to see how the younger generation use color and interpret design.
As you can see the students got a good start with their pieces. I would love to thank Jenny, Samantha and Kerry for all their hard work putting the workshop together. I am very excited about the possibility of returning to Australia in a couple of years.
I must say one of the most wonderful parts about this trip has been all the finished projects the students have shared with me from the classes I taught last year. These Australian ladies do amazing embellishment.
Canberra was followed with a couple of fun days which I will share tomorrow.
Take care


  1. Thanks sue, we certainly did have a great time! We are now wool converts! Thank you for the mention too... Look forward to meeting again soon, Crystal. Http://

  2. i'm enjoying all the photos!! I'm sure Sarah told you what she, Amy and I are doing.. we are crazy! Want to join in?

  3. Oh wow! These are all so beautiful. What a wonderful time everyone must have had!
    xx, shell and sugie bunny

  4. Yep come on Sue- you, Wendy and Melissa should play with me and Pat too. Although does that mean that we all have to make 5 pincushions and needle rolls instead of two??

  5. Interesting how people "feel" the negative space so differently. And some of the trim - the off center leaf vein especially, felt like me to me. Inspiring as always, you.

  6. Awww.. to have missed you in Sydney , Bathurst and Canberra! I am in South Arica now for a while. Be warned ,I will be at your next class in Australia. LOL. Always wondered what it would be like to work with wool and not just knit it! Cheers