Three ladies emailed me for a mixed textile workshop so we chose a date that suited us all and had great fun experimenting with various textile techniques and producing lots of samples.

I was very impressed by the strong individual ideas they each had, especially in their choices of colour for their work.

As well as glues like PVA and bondaweb we used angelina, vanishing plastic  and lots of different types of fabrics, ribbons, beads and sequins, wools and embroidery threads for machine and hand sewing and also an embellisher for felted techniques.

Working to a list of possibilities and demonstrations, the samples were recorded in brief notes in the sketchbooks for future reference.

After our usual lunch of homemade soup and bread in the house, we returned to the studio and made final pieces  using a selection of the techniques and materials that had been sampled in the morning.

At the end of the day there was some discussion about other samples that we could do, so there may be a follow up day to come for some of the ladies who were there.