Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Autumn Workshop ...............................

After what seemed like weeks of planning and being surrounded by heaps of autumnal shades of yarn my workshops finally took place last Friday and Saturday. As usual I really enjoyed them and what could be better than sharing an afternoon or maybe two with a lovely group of "kindred spirits".

It was fun getting the table ready and making everything welcoming for the workshop - I thought I would have everything finished in plenty of time but ten minutes before the workshop started I was still running around doing last minute tweaks.

Table all set..............

Cakes and treats prepared............

Some I made earlier!

We all share a great love of crochet and yarn, and everyone experienced such a sense of achievement when they produced "the cutest sweetest tiny pumpkins" - it's quite hard to put into words the beauty of creating something, or managing to follow a tricky pattern, and the lovely warm feelings you get when people admire your work.

So many funny stories were shared, it's seems that partners don't always share the love and beauty of yarn, they don't understand the desire to buy that perfect ball of merino when you really don't know what you will do with it or where you will put it. Yarn is carefully stored ( hidden) under the bed, behind the sofa, in the boot! and sometimes it is cherished and stored in beautiful boxes all perfectly colour co-ordinated - I think you all know who you are!

At times you could hear a pin drop everyone was concentrating so hard, it wasn't a bit like our noisy chatty "Crochet Club" nights, some beautiful autumnal lovelies were produced and I can't wait to see the finished wreaths.

Just when I thought I could put my feet up everyone is talking about a Christmas Wreath workshop!

I'm so lucky to have  the beginnings of a little business that allows me to meet lots of lovely people, be creative and earn enough money to replenish my ever depleting yarn stash.

talk soon x


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Anna - can't wait to see your Christmas one x

  2. Well done, it looks and sounds wonderful!

  3. That looks like a super way to spend the day! Such lovely colours, looks so cosy! :)

  4. Woah! don't show this to my groups, they will think I am slacking! All looks fab. Jo x

  5. So so lovely Sue, you put so much hard work in to your amazing classes, you deserve every success and I'm sure all your ladies must leave your sessions absolutely buzzing !
    Kate x

  6. Oh my gosh, I wish I lived close enough to attend one of your workshops! Those wreaths look amazing. And so do the cakes!

  7. Wow, looks wonderfully inviting! I'm sure everyone had an amazing time x

  8. congratulations Sue : you are doing a great job!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

  9. Wow, Sue! Everything looks fabulous!!! I don't know what looks more appealing b- the edible treats or the crafty bits!!!??? ;-)

    1. Thank you Carly hope you and your little one are ok x

  10. omg! i would like to be a part of that wonderful workshop! looks great!

  11. Wow Sue, it looks as though you had an amazing time!! I wish that I lived closer as I would love to come to a Christmas wreath workshop, it sounds like it would be masses of fun! I am so glad that you are enjoying your crochet teaching and having fun with it! xx

  12. What a beautifully laid-out table and wonderful workshop this looks! Sounds like such a lovely meeting and gorgeous Autumn wreaths made. I am sure you will make a great success of your new venture and have lots of requests to join the group!
    Alison xx

  13. I bet you are a brilliant teacher and everyone had a wonderful time. Your table looks so pretty and the treats so yummy.

  14. What a perfect way to spend the weekend, so good you can run a business enjoying the thing you love. As for all the little balls of yarn, they look so sweet.
    Clare x


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