Exciting, colourful Jungle Bag workshop with Sheila Davies
Sheila Davies kindly returned the following day after her talk to lead a workshop based on her exciting colourful Jungle Bags.
Sheila started by showing us a wonderful selection of bags that she had made and explained that she has loaned them to friends for weddings and special occasions but she never sells them. When you think of the hours of work needed to make something like this you could never put a price on it.
We were asked to bring a piece of calico which we stretched over a wooden frame. Then it was time for painting in colours of our own choice. Shelia had brought a wonderful selection so there was plenty for everyone. We then had to dry the paint thoroughly with hairdryers.
Once the calico was dry it was then time to learn all the exciting stitches to add to our work. Sheila called us up very regularly to teach us another stitch or technique.
I was interested to watch Sheila demonstrate stitches I have seen in books but never used and excited to see so many new 3D possibilities. There were also some very simple but effective ideas for covering large areas.
By the end of the day we had hardly started but everyone left full of ideas and the knowledge to make their own Jungle Bag.
Thank you Sheila for a very enjoyable workshop and I do hope everyone completes their work but it may take time!
Report and photos by Ros (and Vernice!)
Sheila’s website: https://www.celyntextiles.co.uk/