Well I have just had the BEST time!! I had the good fortune of having Sue Spargo and her (just as talented) sister Wendy visit my store from the USA for a few days to run a series of workshops. I have always been a huge fan of Sue's work, with the gorgeous textures she uses of wools, velvets, silks, braids and beads to mention just a few. It was like a dream come true to actually spend time exploring her techniques and experiences.
About 24 women came each day. The first day explored embelishment. We all started with the same base design, then appliqued, stitched a whole lot of different stitches, beaded, and played until every piece was totally unique.
The following two days were dedicated to designs from her new book 'Magnolia' which is simply stunning! Unfortunately I cannot show you the piece I started, as there isn't much to see yet - because I was shop-girl for the day, I was a little slower than most, but below are SOME of the hundreds of photos I took.
I am hoping to have Sue and Wendy back again, as, not only were they very knowledgeable, but they are such genuinely lovely people too. My daughter, Samantha, was absolutely smitten with them and also had a lovely time creating.