Meeting Heather Ritchie was so lovely (the English use that word a lot).
She told many wonderful stories about growing up in England, as well as teaching us about proddy and many techniques I’ve never seen before.
If you’d like to listen to her, you can watch the video below.
I could listen to that accent for DAYS!!
She had us hooking with alternative fibers such as yarn, t-shirts and pretty much anything that we had access to.
It was rather like “un-learning” so many “rules” of hooking and I loved every minute of it.
I had brought a pattern of Lonnie and Kenny to work on, and I did get quite a bit completed,
considering I didn’t really have the right wools to work on any of Kenny’s face (and there was
a limited supply of wool to choose from at camp) and just a few wools to work on Lonnie’s
face…..I tried doing Kenny’s face with “artsy” colors, but to me he was looking like a
transvestite clown (if you look closely you can see where I’ve pulled out his lips and forehead)
and I knew I just wouldn’t be happy with it as an end product. There is definitely going to be
some dying in my future!
I felt so unprepared for this workshop and it didn’t help that we had no contact from the teacher, through no fault of her own. She was never sent a class list to contact the students beforehand. Had I had a chance to e-mail back and forth with her, I’m sure I would have done some sort of garden rug….heaven knows I have plenty of inspiration around me!!
Oh well, we made the best of it.
On the last day (go figure) I decided that I had to take advantage of all the things she had been teaching and I drew out a little rectangle so I could just “play”….it just made me so happy!
Here is what I have so far from that last day of class….
I’m loving the colors and the textures and techniques…
It’s going to be a fantasy view as if you are looking down into the back garden.
I was inspired by Heather’s piece that she had brought with her to class.
Isn’t it just gorgeous?!
So many bits and bobs!!
Mine is in a rectangular shape and I hope to make it into a little bag when I’m finished.
LOve YOur LIFE!