Thursday, May 12, 2016
Day #2 with Bethany Garner
My local quilt guild organized a second class with Bethany Garner this week and I was so happy to be able to take this class. Bethany was teaching us how to make beaded bags, and I just love beading on fabric, so you can just imagine my delight! Here she is showing how to do some machine embellishment techniques, but I did my sewing by hand.
This is the starting point... an odd shaped base of batik and batting, and some block trimming scraps that someone had given to me (or maybe I took them out of the garbage at another workshop!)
Then we got to play with our collections of beads and embellishments. As it turns out, I may have a bit of a bead collection problem! HA!
I started to bead those scrap strips to look like the bottom of the ocean....coral and seaweed. I was lost in my own little happy hand stitching world and believe me... it's a fabulous place to spend time. I wish I could live there!
Here is the wide array of beaded bags that were started at the class. We each had the same supply list for the class and you can see how each one is completely different. Creativity is an amazing process!