Okay! Before anything else, I am sorry that I was not around here for a looooooong time. You can totally kick me in the butt for that. I really have no excuse except that I was
procrastinating being super lazy. 😦
Yeah. It has been really long. But the thing is I have also been making life changing decisions along with being lazy. And I have decided to take my creative bit seriously now.
A great chance came along with an invitation to conduct a workshop. This was by the lovely Prerna from Media Connect. I freaked out but I took it up. Because sometime in life we just need to face our fears. And I sure am glad I did.
The second stall to your left, that’s mine!
It was going to be a hand sewing workshop at a stall in a banquet full of stalls, and i had 20 minutes to teach. So I picked up the easiest thing to teach – patch-worked coasters.
The expected foot-fall for the event was 200 between the two days and I had to make kits for all. Which was crazy again because I was being lazy till like two weeks into the event and then I panicked.
Ri, my little boy, stamped those flowers out for me. 🙂
But with a little help from SSM, Ri and my mother, I managed to make these cute kits.
Each of the kits had four 3 inch squares, a 5.5 inch fleece batting, and a 6 inch backing fabric.
I picked fleece batting because of the ease it would provide in hand sewing.
Doesn’t that look like a bright and happy stall!
This is what my stall looked like. I placed a few things I had made and were in stock just to give everyone an idea about what I make.
This felt good… everyone sewing together… Me just looking at everyone sewing… Letting out deep, happy sighs!
I had a very keen audience, eager to learn. I was happy to spread some sewing love. And many were happy to work on a craft they had never done before, or they had long forgotten after their school years.
That little boy made the best coaster.
I did get some good feedback which totally made my day. As well as boosted my confidence to a great new height.
Love those happy faces.
It was a brilliant experience. And more than anything else, a huge learning for me.
Thanks to those who organised this and to those who took interest in learning this.
I plan to do a video tutorial for patchwork coasters soon so that anyone can come back and refer. I will try to upload it in my next post here. So come back.
That is Ri and I at the end of the workshop. Ri is holding the coaster he made. 🙂
Till then, bye bye! Learn a new skill. Be creative. Have fun. ❤