All week I've been pulling together my kits for the embellishment workshop in Baltimore I'll be giving in a few weeks. This has been the culmination of months of planning, designing, and sourcing.
It's felt a little like filling Christmas stockings, or preparing birthday party goody bags; really a neat feeling...but it's been serious business, too. I have specific teaching goals I wish to achieve with them, so hopefully these kits will support that.
Everything is times 20! (18 students plus a few extra kits....)
Each flower I'll be teaching has its own little bag of component supplies.
I know that packaging the supplies this way will help students keep things organized at their work tables.
And frankly, I enjoyed the graphic repetition involved in this project!
I had fun imagining who is going to be using these supplies, and how they are going to make them "their own". I'll find out soon!
Mmmmm....cornflowers. Mine will be blooming soon.
You might notice that butterfly pattern from Kitty and Me Designs in there.
I had asked my friend Pamela Kellogg if she would design a butterfly waste canvas pattern especially for this class, and she graciously did. Thanks so much, Pam!
Just to clarify...those blocks I posted are for sale at my class, as extras for those who are interested in purchasing them. My students will be taking a workshop on how to make their own blocks.
A very kind reader wrote and asked if she could purchase one that I had posted (she wanted my favorite block, too, the green and gold one), and of course the answer was yes.
The same goes to any of you! Just drop me an email....I can make more in time for class.