October 2014

Last month Guthrie Ghani hosted my sell out Shade School. It was my favourite so far – such a lovely group!

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There’s lots to learn in the day so after a brew and a quick intro, we got cracking with prepping the frames with cotton tape.

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Then came a lesson in pattern making. Here I am helping Claire with hers.

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And here with Julie and the absolutely gorgeous linen she brought for her shade, chatting pattern placement. I limit the numbers on the course to just 8 so there’s lots of one on one time.

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Katie and Clare getting their tension right!

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pinning to frame…..And Jonna nailed it! Looking just gorgeous!

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After lots and lots of pinning and hand stitching, a bit of cursing,a couple of biscuits, a cheer when we realised it was all going well, the girls came out with some stunning shades, fabric hand stitched on and trims all prepped, ready to finish at home. Claire’s been kind enough to share her gorgeous bespoke shade – what a a great job!

shade school oct claireThe next Shade School is on 30th November and i can’t wait! This date has sold out but there are places available on Sunday 25th January 2015, you can book here. The perfect post Christmas pick me up!