Earlier on in then year I decided my mum could do with a half decent mothers day gift, because she’s just that super and amazing!
Marna Lunt, textiles artist and creator of Little A Designs posted on her wonderful facebook page that she was asked to be a guest tutor at So Sew Pretty studios, run by Leah Halliday sharing her wonderful hand stitching and lampshade making skills with fellow textile loving people like myself and my mum.
So it goes without saying I paid the deposit and booked a lovely little B&B for us in Dumfries, Scotland and it was a nice little surprise for mum to look forwards too.
Friday the 25th July, me and my mum jumped on a train to Dumfries ready for a little weekend treat! We had great sunshiney weather and we spent the evening admiring all of Dumfries’s old shop fronts and seeing a fewmof the sights …. birth place of Robert Burns, you know !
Then on Saturday after a lovely breakfast I marched mum down to the lovely university campus and our day of hand stitching wonderment began ….. and here are few of the snaps.
Baskets of floral fabric …. aw its such a dream …..♥
Marna Lunts fabulous work….. everything is hand stictched and when I say hand stitched I mean by actual HANDS …. NO machine stitching insight. My favourite way to work!
Such a fabulous day, with some brilliant people, if you ever get the chance to take part in any of either Leahs or Marnas workshops you really should!
Marna showed me how to do French knots something I have always struggled with ….
Ta dar…. French Knots
In the end me and mum had a brilliant day and a great weekend in Dumfries, where everyone seems to be super friendly and very accommodating, well worth a trip that way even if your not sewing lampshades 🙂
Mum is planning to re-shade the living room lamps and now I’ve learnt a few new skills, you maybe seeing some of my hand woven fabrics been transformed into illuminating lamps of wonder! So watch this space!
The bestest mum a daughter could ask for ….. ♥