Monday 19 October 2015

A Workshop with Wonderful Weaselworks, York

A sample of work by Helen Young (Wonderful Weaselworks)

This weekend I joined members of City of York Embroiderers' Guild for a workshop run by Helen Young of Wonderful Weaselworks.  If you managed to get along to the Guild's Embroidery for All Exhibition at the Guildhall in York this summer you will have seen some of Helen's fabulous work on display.  Helen is a talented embroiderer and quiltmaker who runs workshops and sells vintage & recycled craft materials.

Dark Side of the Moon - Helen Young (Wonderful Weaselworks)
Part of a series inspired by images under a microscope - Helen Young (Wonderful Weaselworks)
Detail of work - Helen Young (Wonderful Weaselworks)

Helen started by inspiring us with her work and enticing us with her fabric, threads & buttons ...

Buttons, fabric, threads, cords and yarns

and there were lots of interesting books and more samples to inspire us too ...

Details from samples - Helen Young (Wonderful Weaselworks)

Helen then showed us how to get started and encouraged us to begin ...

Heken's example of how to begin ...
and here was what I came up with - as yet unfinished ...

My work - unfinished!

I had to leave at lunchtime but it was a lovely morning and I can't wait to see how everyone else's turned out.

If you fancy booking Helen to give a talk or run a workshop for your group, you can contact her on:

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