As soon as I saw this workshop advertised on Loop’s website I knew I had to go, the pretty colours and delicate beading taught by Cecile Franconie sang to me, I was in love. I managed to convince hubby that this would be a wonderful birthday present for me and he agreed. Little did I know he would make it a five day city break, of which I will reveal just a little more in the next post.
And then I waited, and it was a long time, I’d booked in December for a workshop at the end of May.
On the day, I was completely bowled over, three of the other six ladies read my blog! The world of knitting and crafting must be quite a small world, especially when there are super fast trains to bring you to London from France, as was the case with one of my fellow bloggers.
There were so many pretty things to play with on this course. Fabric, thread and beads, it was completely lovely to immerse myself in such beautiful playthings. The group gelled together in a magical way, everyone was just so very happy. And mostly all you could hear was deeply contented sighs as we each admired our handiwork.
Cecile was a wonderful teacher, even with the language barrier, she had a lovely lady translating for her, but often we just knew with the language of embroidery what was required of us.
Some pretty work by Cecile.
My first button completed. I can see that these are going to be incorporated into my hand knits at every opportunity.
We all worked to the same design of a mushroom and it was fascinating to see all the buttons together.
And then there was time for shopping,
Hubby and I’s next day adventure was to see Turner Inspired: In the Light of Claude so when I saw this by Malabrigo in a sock weight, I knew it was meant to be. It will make a lovely Autumn cardi (although I am not sure for which year!).