Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Kits....Finished!

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.

All done!
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.

16 comments :

Kay said...

Lots of work to be a teacher, isn't it? You're going to enjoy this class, and so will the students.

Raspberry said...

Oh my goodness, this looks like so much fun. I'd love to see pictures of what your students make!

Esther Gregory said...

dude that's a lot of kits.

Mal* said...

Love those photos! I'm feeling inspired just by the supplies. lucky students.

Plays with Needles said...

What a very good idea to package them by flower!! What a natural you are!

I'm getting very excited and seeing how much effort your putting into everything makes my heart pitter-pat with excitement.

Funny, my favorite block was the green and gold too...Have a beautiful beautiful day.

Thelma said...

Wished I lived closer, would love to take your class. Love your idea on putting each flower, etc in a seperate baggie. Will make class time go much faster. Hope you post pics of what the students made.

Amy said...

I would love to take this class. And I always like a teacher who is organized. Have a great time in Baltimore.

Debra said...

Sounds like you better whip up a few of those gold and green blocks. . . let's see --sometime between midnight and 2 a.m.! you are a busy gal!

Kitting takes a bunch of time. I did eBay for awhile and decided that I didn't want to kit for a living-the salary is pretty low overall.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

The world would be a better place if every teacher were as well prepared, organized, and thorough as you have been getting this together - I never saw such!! Wish I could be there too. Esther, as a woman of few words, sums it up.

Marty52 said...

It's such a good idea to get everything together in little baggies, and very sweet of Pam to make a little butterfly pattern for you. I sure hope somebody takes lots of pictures during the class... it would be great to see!

Barbara C said...

Oh yes, graphic repetition is a powerful thing, especially when embroidery supplies are involved. Your photos make me drool.

Marsha said...

Any chance of you teaching a class in Cincinnati, OH???? I would love to learn to crazy quilt and these kits look awesome. Nice bunch of pictures.

Marsha said...

Any chance of you teaching a class in Cincinnati, OH???? I would love to learn to crazy quilt and these kits look awesome. Nice bunch of pictures.

Susan/CqLily said...

Looks like a 'beautiful' class! I also wish I lived in your 'neck of the woods'!

Melusine said...

Allie, have you written up how to do your cornflower before? Just wondered as they are one of my favourite flowers and I would like to do them on an up coming blue and beige bag I am designing for a friend.

Greeting Card Printing said...

Wow, I would love to attend classes like those ones! It would be cool to learn something new, and I think this is a wonderful idea.