Saturday, 10 March 2012

ESL returns!

It had been almost 3 months since our last meeting and we were long overdue for another ESL event. But without our founding member there were some doubts as to whether or not we would be able to continue.

Thankfully, Chris has graciously handed over the reigns of the London operations of ESL, and will hopefully be starting a Sydney based branch very soon.

The group based projects that we have been taking on recently have been enjoyed by all, and it's great when everyone finishes the afternoon with a finish product to take away.

This time... brooches!

Armed with all of the necessary materials (including some glue that didn't actually have any adhesive properties) we eagerly started work on making as many brooches in an afternoon as possible!

It was really interesting to see how, with the same materials in front of us all, everyone came up with brooches that looked completely different

What was most impressive however, was Eddie's insistence that she could complete her chosen project in a single afternoon - despite 4 people suggesting that she was perhaps being a little over-ambitious. Everyone has thrilled to be proven wrong - and to see her amazing dahlia flower completed.

All of the photos are below, and at the bottom of the post is a link to the tutorial for the dahlia flower brooch.

Eddie's Dahlia brooch in the making

Eddie's brooch, starting to take shape

Katy's finished brooch

Dale's brooch #1

Dale's brooch #2

Jod's brooch #1

Jod's brooch #2

Nec's brooch #1

Nec's brooch #2

Eddie's beautiful finished dahlia
You can make your own version of Eddie's dahlia flower brooch...check out the tutorial here!

1 comment:

  1. Wow girls these are beautiful! Love your work. Can't wait to have a go myself with my care package - thanks Jod and Nec! Happy sewing :) PS My machine arrives this week! Crazy excited !