Tuesday, May 1, 2012

9th Annual Workt by Hand

The week started with a one day class exploring color.  We did several short exercises which gave us all a new appreciation for color in the world around us.  A great way to give the ladies that participated a new outlook before they started on their WBH (Workt by Hand) piece.

Our main workshop went from Thursday - Saturday and couldn't have been more fun or creative. Jan returned from New Zealand and Linda from England, others came from Oregon, Maryland, North & South Carolina, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and of course Ohio. Sisters, mothers and daughters and just good friends came together to create, share, laugh and have an overall good time in Tipp City, OH.

This years project centered around animals. The four of us (Sue, Melissa, Sally & myself) all did our own pieces which were then presented to the ladies along with all the patterns that we used. From there they all create their own designs and have opportunity to learn and all techniques that instructors used. Each piece will be a different as the ladies that create them. Lots of learning and sharing goes on through out the three days.

My piece mounted on canvas -

Sally's placed between glass in an old window -

Melissa made hers into a bag -

Sue did amazing embellishment with her stitching -

These next photos share more of Sue's work, goods for sale, the ladies learning new techniques and works in progress. Be sure to check Sue's blog to see more.

These are photos of the show and tell some of the ladies brought with them. Lots of amazing talent in this room.

I think if you ask anyone that was there, that they'll tell you that there's nothing else out there like Workt by Hand.  It's hard to explain, and pictures just don't do it justice, but I know it holds a special place in my heart.


  1. Alice, I just love seeing all that you and your gals do at this class! Beautiful, inspiring work!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Lovely to see all the fabulous projects and also to see my friend Jan in the photos. Looking forward to catching up with her when she get back to NZ and to hear all about the class

  3. Oh My Alice how I would love to attend the workshop. Such Eye Candy! Maria

  4. This looks like an amazing workshop!