19 July 2015

Busy week on leave

Having a week off work with time for a knitting and a design workshop and a lecture with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably is good for the soul.   These classes were a concentration on colour and I am still on a high from them.

The knitting class was on Monday, first picture was at lunch time - mine is the one at the bottom in the middle.  I was using a lovely soft bamboo 4-ply yarn that unfortunately kept splitting and slowed me up a bit.

But by the end of the day the samples had all grown somewhat, mine second from bottom on the left.  I really enjoyed the process and the result, just need to find a project in which to incorporate it!  Am leaning towards a more mixed-up creative outcome!
And Brandon offering lots of encouragement to take it to the next level! Isn't his pullover gorgeous!

On Thursday we pushed even further in exploring colour with Brandon and Kaffe.  What my design piece looked like at the end of the day.  My plan to concentrate on greens with some turquoise went out the window as most of the biggest prints I had were not so green!  Again loved the process. 

Some of the other 28 participants and their results, all so different!

The highlight of the day, having each composition critiqued by Kaffe and Brandon - their comments were really fabulous:
We were able to buy the polystyrene boards on which we had pinned our flannel design surface - and as some ladies were unable to transport them I scored four, so I have finally graduated from the floor to the wall, and what a pleasure it was to pin up and play, and sew.  (Damn, back at work tomorrow!)  Centre all sewn, two borders to be added.  It's about 2m x 1,7m so far.  Brilliant to sew up as very few seams to match.

 And one more (very blurry) block for the Farmers Wife Yahoo Group - Pine Tree:


  1. Fabulous post. So inspiring. I love the knitting and the quilt!

  2. Ahhhh. So lucky! I only discovered that Kaffe and Brandon were coming to SA one week before their lecture in Cape Town. I could kick myself for not figuring that out sooner. Love all the photos from the workshops, thanks for sharing!


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