I was visiting @kakraus in England for Thanksgiving, and it turns out she lives pretty close to the @merchantandmills shop in Rye. Of course we paid a visit. So much 😍😍😍😍 for this store!
I’m lucky to live near some pretty great fabric stores here in the Bay Area, but I had to pick up a few unique souvenirs like some of their vintage cotton check fabric. Not sure what I’m going to make with it yet but it was too lovely to pass up.
Well then! Look at that! Not bad for an evening of quilting and laughing and #drwho! @lovequiltingmag all the parts are cut and ready for the other 3/4ths. Headed back home tomorrow, and happily I have an excellent start on this. #sewingvacation
State of the Art!
That is what David Page Coffin called my school 18 years ago when I first opened! My former senior THREADS editor said The Academy of fine Sewing & Design was the best facility in North America.
From the top of the line Bernina Sewing machines, a wall of accessory feet, industrial irons and pressing stations, individual cutting tables and custom built individual work tables with ergonomic foot rests and height adjustable chairs, task lighting and kits complete with top quality Kai scissors, students have access to all supplies and equipment to be successful!
Set in a maple hardwood forest (yes, we tap the trees and make maple syrup 😋) I am located minutes from the airport. Students have flown in from as far away as Hawaii and Mozambique.
I have brought in world class instructors to work with me.
All of this out of North Bay, Ontario.
This week students will enjoy the facilities while working on their Classic Quilted Handbag.
Of course, every sewing vacation should include great food. Students enjoyed this evening’s meet and greet cocktail party and are ready to get started first thing in the morning!
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Its vacation week!!! Super excited- all Christmas sewing ALL week long 🎄🎄🎄. My goal..4 quilt tops.😱 im ready to start Monday- the dishes done, fresh pot of coffee and Christmas shows on the Hallmark channel. Let the sewing begin!!! #christmasinjuly#christmassewing2018#sewingvacation
I'm reposting this, from @kathrynbrenneoriginal , because two spots have opened up in this class which had been sold out (see below). It's an opportunity not to be missed (wish I could go!). I've seen this bag in person and it's absolutely stunning. It looks challenging to make, but is actually not hard, especially when Kathryn is there to guide you. Go to Kathryn's page to see more views and read below for the class details.
Join me July 9-13
Learn how to sew with leather while constructing the Classic Quilted Handbag.
I have designed this bag and techniques for the home sewer to achieve professional looking results.
All supplies are kitted and included in the tuition with a choice of colour and hardware.
Visit my website or DM for details.