Does anyone remember Tilly’s Day In The Life interview with Lisa Comfort of Sew Over It? I really enjoyed reading about this Clapham coffee shop and sewing mecca. So when I was kindly invited to a press workshop, wild horses would not have kept me away. Cyclists like this place too, it turns out!
On arrival I was offered tea and a choice from three types of cake. Swoon. Several of us had gathered for the morning tutorial on table decoration. By the end of the day, we had uber-efficiently been given the know-how and supplies to make:
- A table runner (shown to us in miniature by Lisa)
- A napkin ring (made by our own fair hands)
- A lantern (project and supplies to take away with us)
That excellent organisation pretty much set the mood. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such care and thought go into a two-hour session. I began to understand what makes Lisa a successful business woman: planning, planning and more planning!
Here’s the lady herself, giving us instruction:
And here’s the class, listening attentively. Recognise someone on the far left?!
I was slightly distracted, because the below dress kept making me drool:
Oh, how I want to make this dress! It’s not to a commercial pattern, but Lisa’s own design. It’s the basis of one of her courses, which I may just have to attend because I REALLY want to make this dress. I believe course details are going up for the Autumn.
Following our instruction, I spent my time working in the building’s beautiful downstairs space:
I sat at a table with two other lovely ladies:
Here I am with my completed napkin ring:
Far too soon, it was time to go home, but we were sent on our way with some lovely items.
Lisa has a book coming out with Ebury in September, but I’m not sure I can wait for a book. I may have to attend one of the classes. Perhaps I’ll see you there!
Upcoming classes that still have availability: