|Our little pop-up store photo © Linda Winski|
Amy Butler stopped by our shop on her way to the Makerie and Fancy Tiger customers and staff gave her a warm welcome to Colorado.
|photo © Linda Winski|
This was the first Makerie focusing solely on sewing, and it was a dream come true. The instructors were Amy Butler, Liesl Gibson, Jenny Hart, Heather Jones, Kaari Meng, Tamar Morgdorff and Cal Patch--amazing ladies and inspiring crafters each and every one!
|Wonderful ladies Heather, Kaari, Liesl, Amy, Jenny, Cal and Tamar photo © Linda Winski|
|Kaari, Jaime and Sadie photo © Linda Winski|
Jaime and I both took Cal Patch's Design Your Own Clothes class, and learned to draft dresses and skirts to our own body measurements. Everyday Cal wore cute dresses and leggings and crocheted shawls that she made--totes adorable. We can't wait to stitch up our new custom garments!
|Cal Patch and Heather Jones|
|Tamar with her birdcage photo © Linda Winski|
Liesl Gibson is known for the garment patterns she designs under the name Oliver + S. and Lisette, but at the Makerie she taught a class on smocking. Smocking is a hand stitching technique that makes beautiful pleated embellishments. Jaime took Liesl's class and learned how to smock while making a necklace. Smocking was passed on to Liesl from her grandmother so it was a special craft to learn from an amazing woman.
|Liesl wearing her smocked necklace|
|On the left is a sample of smocking from Liesl's grandmother, the right is Liesl's modern take on smocking|
|Emily, Liesl, Jaime, Cal, Amber, Heather, and Ali photo © Linda Winski|
♥♥♥ Having miss-out syndrome? The Makerie now has a Summer Series--three single-day mini-Makeries that will include a farm dinner at Lyons Farmette. Perfect for locals! Jaime and I will be teaching handspun at the June one, so come have fun with us there! ♥♥♥