I meet so many lovely people doing my job and today was no exception. A rush workshop at the Butterfly Studio in Terling, Essex. It’s a very pretty, tranquil corner of the county. Made all the more pleasant by the warm weather today.
The owners, Brian and Julie, couldn’t have been more welcoming. The workshop space is bright, airy and beautifully decorated. There was a separate dining area where we were treated to a delicious lunch. Tea and cake abounded throughout the day as well.
Gill, Cathy, Sandra and Sue all completed two pieces. We started with a brush. It’s a simple project that allows students new to rush to get a feel for the material. Three of the ladies chose to make a placemat for their second piece whilst Sue plumped for a box. Both these pieces start with a central weave. Check weave is the most straight forward but the placemats were started with an over 2 under 1 twill. This is followed by several rows of pairing before adding a border. The box was made over a mould which presents different challenges to a flat piece.
Everyone worked really hard and they were delightful company. What a lovely start to the week.