Monday, 9 January 2012

Well you started out with nothing and you're proud that you're a self made man...

Stealers Wheel
 Hello...
just a little post tonight to thank all of you lovelies, who have left a comment on my previous post, with regard to the 'giveaway'.    The draw takes place on Friday 13th evening (UK), so please leave a comment on the same (previous) post, if you wish to be... in it to win it, as they say!


Just thought I would show you a few of the pieces made this week.  
Here, a Kitty purse and above and below two small vintage tins, which I have had the 'Prim' treatment.


 Below...I have free machine and hand embroidered onto old patchwork quilt...lovely texture.

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Now, I wondered if I could please ask your advice???
I am seriously thinking of holding my own workshops.
I have a venue in mind, which is absolutely delightful.
It's just the subject matter??? 
What would you like to see offered on a Hen's Teeth Workshop? (No smut now :-))
You lovely ladies have a wealth of skill, knowledge and experience...
 I would appreciate any advice you could possibly give me on the subject.
Thank you.
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Thanks for stopping by.

37 comments:

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Any and every piece of your knowledge Viv, and I'd love to come on one! Maybe not a specific enough answer but I love the idea xx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I love the little dog, he is so cute! Mind you I am a mad dog lady! lol!

Sarah said...

A Hen's Teeth workshop! That sounds good. A bit of free motion stitching, some embroidery and some collage. And, of course, a sprinkling of your style thrown in.

Mandy said...

I think people would jump at the chance to go to a Hens Teeth workshop! I started workshops last September and they are doing really well. Good luck and go for it! xx

Emma Thomsen said...

...And your friends, they all come crawlin’
Slap you on the back and say, “Please, please” (that one nearly killed me!) Wowser! How great would that be? I would love to come to a workshop, at least to learn how to do free motion stitching without sewing my fat sausage fingers together! And the joy of meeting you Hun! ;)

silly old suitcase said...

Your style is unique! and so will a workshop given by you...just spread your love for embroidery and pieces of fabric around, and i think everybody is inspired.
Poor some tea with it or a glass of red wine, turn on some music and...wow, i wish you lived closer to me ;-)...

xx

Elizabeth said...

lovely things you made! I like it so much. happy new year with a lot of inspiration.

Jackie said...

You have to be careful not to give your techniques away!
You could do some form of printing and stitching on it.
Your other commenters are full of good ideas.

Shelley Davis said...

Boy I would be the wrong person to ask because I love everything you do. I am probably your biggest fan. Sigh. Wish I lived in the same country as you so I could take a class from you. You are one of a kind. Anything you choose to do will be great I am sure. Happy New Year.

Blessings,
Shelley

Flaming Nora said...

Lots and lots of questions, main one being will you be providing machines? Do they be=ring their own? Is it going to all be hand work? Brooches are always a goodie and easy to achieve in an evening/ afternoon. But if you are doing day workshops...
May be we should chat!
In box me if you want. J x

sharon said...

Oh, to learn free motion stitching from you would be so wonderful, I can sew very well, but free motion is another ballgame!
Please consider online workshops, that would be the best, as I cannot fly from Pa. usa to uk for classes, no matter how much I would like!
Your work is the best!

LissyLou said...

the purse is cute. Workshop wise, i agree with alot of the above comments xx

Tsering said...

Hello just to say that I look forward to seeing you're blogg .Every day I rush home from work pick up my I. Pad to check out what you have been doing,and I luv luv luv you're work from Tsering

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Oh I love the kitty purse! So cute....

Gina said...

I'm sure anything you offered in a workshop would be well received Viv. Personally, I would love a day making the little fabric collages/embroideries in the tins.

Country Cottage Chic said...

The kitty purse is so cute Viv! I think people would flock to workshops held by you. As others have said, machine embroidery, applique, how to make a purse & so on.

Jayne

lemonade kitty said...

I absolutely love everything you make and so does everyone else, so a mixture of all that you make would go down well. Wishing you the best of luck not that you need it as you're so talented, Lucey x

lemonade kitty said...

PS you say you're "slap bang in the middle of England" where exactly is this please? Lucey x

Hesta Nesta said...

I would love to do a workshop with you Viv as I feel I need someone like you to inspire me to bring out my creative side more. I have lots of ideas but never seem to be motivated to do anything with them (if that makes sense) The great thing is, I don't live that far away from you!
Jo xx

Helmi said...

Just DO IT!!!

Margaret said...

I second Sarah, all of those and more! Whatever you teach will be fab and I think most people just want to learn techniques so they can go on and put their own spin on it. I for one could spend the whole time on French Knots as I'm simply incapable of retaining the technique, must be my age!! Mx

Are you curious about me? said...

Good morning Viv

Free motion stitching - The simple version people will come flocking, me too if I lived nearer..

Another idea is, do you have 'Open Studio's' your area... Have you joined in before? If not join in Viv, it's great fun, good place to generate interest in your courses...

Good luck, you won't need much of it.. Happy New Year... I think your going to have some fum... x

mrs cheese said...

Brilliant!
I'd love to come and be inspired by your lovely work.
x

Pam @ Frippery said...

Just found your blog via Craft Gossip. Oh my gosh if I wasn't zillions of miles away I would be in line to sign up for any workshop you held. Meantime I guess I will have to settle for being a follower. Great blog, Pam

The Little Forest, handmade said...

A workshop would be great, unfortunately I live in Holland so I cannot join. But if I could, I would be interested in how to find your personal style or how you make things that aren't perfectly finished (frying and stuff)and mixing sewing and embroidery and print but the still look perfect. Not sure if I'm describing this right, it kinda sounds like an insult which it definately isn't. I love your work. But your style seems so wonderfully intuitive and loose and carefree. I'd love to learn how to do that if that is at all possible.
Marieke

fee @ chipper nelly said...

your work + little tins = thing of beauty.
Workshops? how exciting.
I would be happy to sit and watch you work for a day (I may like a cup of tea and a piece of cake....) so I'm probably not helping you here!
And while I'm here can I wish you a happy new one? I hope you are well as often as possible and continue to inspire with your wonderful creations.
Goodness...I'm sounding a little like a suck up - off before I gush any more.
I see I've missed a giveaway so I'll pop there first!
fee ♥

Lynda Howells said...

everything you do is wonderful...if l live near you l'd take one of your courses....where are you actually!??Haxx

liniecat said...

Your style is so individual and its such fun too. I guess it depends on how many eg tins you could get for a group project........otherwise you need to make sample projects, specifically for workshops surely? That way your own makes are entirely still your own.
Would you consider travelling to clubs to give a talk say one day and a workshop the next too? That happens at our club from time to time and we get a better deal all round. But it means you claiming travel, accom and cost too so is a bigger payemnt for you against a wknd away from home maybe...

rachel awes said...

i feel like i just went for a swim in the ocean + came across a ship filled with treasure.
xox

JP said...

yes please

JP said...

and yes please again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - and yes to the giveaway please!!!!!!
I'd just love to do aworkshop with you so get organising for this Spring!!!!!

grammycarolynn (flickr) said...

Dearest Viv....your blog and flickr are a delight! I am happy that you're my new flickr friend...Thank you for your kind comments and sweet words for our dear Paula (Victorian Rose Cottage).
You are a dear!
Blessings,
Carolynn....(grammycarolynn...flickr)

Dianthusa said...

I definitely love all you make!! It's so sweet!!

Diane Foster said...

SIGN ME UP! WHATEVER YOU DO WILL BE INSPIRATIONAL VIV. COLLAGE, FREE MOTION STITCHING, EMBROIDERY - I AGREE ABOUT THE LITTLE BOXES TOO. DO A LITTLE SERIES AND PEOPLE WILL DO THEM ALL! LOVE YOUR STUFF. XXDI

Ana said...

The kitty purse is absolutely wonderful!

Katie said...

Hi Viv! Oooo, the thought of Hen's Teeth workshops is just too exciting for words! Inspiration, embroidery and how to design things would be interesting, I think. I always struggle to think of a starting point with projects. Happy new year to you! Katie x

grrl + dog said...

Right now..

I'm booking the flight to old blighty when you set the date.

Workshop or class?? A class is more like "make a specified product with a set outcome" good for a day or half day class where everyone makes the same thing. Easy to administer and great for an intro class or first time.

A workshop may appeal to experienced makers who just want to bask in the glow that is YOU. They come to be with you and dont really care what they make, but to soak up the magic that is your inherent style.

I'm more the soak up kind, and like to bask for at least a day. But that's just me.
You go, grrl!!