Sunday, 20 November 2011

The Christmas Rag Wreath Factory

I spent a lot of last week chopping up Christmas fabric ready the first rag wreath workshop at Roses and Rue...  I was also the sad one up at 6.00am to make sausage rolls for the tea breaks, we had pork and apple and, pork and caramelised onions, rather yummy!


Managed to get the room set up really quickly and both of Sharon's daughters were there too:
This is Rosie... firmly following in her mum's footsteps making a bandana for herself
And this is Rue, who had just woken up from a nap behind the cutting table,
 with her mum  knitting in the background
So we had nine ladies, all ready to get going on their wreaths, everyone had the same basic pack ... except for Lara, who has a themed and tasteful Christmas, when I am grown up, I might be like that but I doubt it!


So here are the various wreaths
Behind this lovely grey, silver, red and white wreath is Lara... she used a gorgeous white satin ribbon to set it off.
Now this is the very speedy Barbara... first to try out the rotary cutters and first to finish, her wreath looked so lush and thick... I had wreath envy!
Here is Pat, she is the most amazing knitter, so precise is her work that I reckon she is the only person  who possibly knits a tension square for her tension square... when I grow up my work is going to be as good as Pat's!
Darrell was totally focused (I love her t-shirt, almost as stylish as she is!) and I can tell you her wreath looked fabulous when finished.
As you can see, we had a real factory line going and no-one was going to leave a single piece of white showing.


And here is another one that I have made, I rather like this as it is rather manly, surprisingly I have used a lot of black in it but I am really pleased with it.
And this is the song that got everyone singing:
So you know what to do next, hightail it over to Wendy's Handmade Monday to see what everyone has been up to this week.


Oh and the weekly Christmas tutorial will be up tomorrow... I promise :)

26 comments:

Helen said...

Looks like it was a successful event :) lovely wreaths, well done!

Emma Tustian said...

I think the wreaths look fabulous. Think I will need to make one of those next year.

Jam Dalory said...

So not only do you make great stuff and write great tutorials you also teach the stuff in person? Hats off to you! I do love these wreaths and I've got the tutorial tucked away somewhere, I must get on with it sometime soon, they all look great in the pictures. x

Wendy said...

That workshop looks like it was a lot of fun - and the wreaths are fab x

Caroline Nash said...

I love the old Christmas tunes and films, Bing Crosby and white Christmas would not be the same without this film. Love the wreaths have got me wanting to make one now, think I have the pokey tool somewhere.

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

It just all looks so inviting, look out you'll have Kirstie Allsop banging on your door soon.
The wreaths look lovely and are on my to do list for this year.

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Your wreath is lovely and is on my list of things to make for Christmas - I am going to try to make it in all read material and perhaps sprinkle some glitter over it. Glad your session went well - bet you were exhausted afterwards.

goodnightboutique.com said...

Wow, they look great! Really unique :)

Sarah - Dragonfly-Jersey said...

Pork and apple sausage rolls??? I am coming over to your next workshop!! The wreaths are an added bonus!! ;) great work as usual Ros!! xx

mcrafts said...

The wreaths all look lovely! Looks like everyone had a great time Mich :)

Butterfly Blossom said...

I love your wreaths they are so pretty and so different from the usual wreaths! It looks like your event was super successful congratulations!

Jennie said...

I'm a bit wreath obsessed at the moment! These look fantastic :)

Jenny said...

I'd love to make a wreath for our door this year. I've been pinning lots of ideas from Pinterest- now just need some time!

Kat Shenton said...

I love these rag wreaths, such a twist on the traditional. Looks like it was a fun event, and a productive one too.

Mrs A. said...

Looks like a lot of fun was had by all. Shame I am not local to the shop. Hugs Mrs A.

itsamistry said...

WOW looks like everyone had a great time. I miss running my jewellery workshops - maybe one day I will again when I have more space.

Picto said...

It looks a very successful day, the wreaths look lovely. The colours look so good, well done to all who took part.

Jan x

2Cats said...

Looks like y'all had too much fun!

Becks said...

The wreaths look lovely, an idea to try here I think. Now how are they done?
xx

Becks said...

So yay, you have a tutorial. Off to sort through the festive fabrics and find good old Dean.....

Susie said...

How fun! And I love Dean Martin, such a blast from the past. The wreaths look so good. It would be such fun to get together with other people and just craft! Thank you for sharing. :)

Pickle Lily said...

Love the wreaths and what a wonderful way to make them altogether - feeling rather envious!
Jo x

Charters said...

A good 'turn out'. Some lovely wreaths, looks like everybody enjoyed making them.

Stephen said...

A whole team of crafters :-)

Well done on a successful workshop.

adaliza said...

What a fun day - and such stylish results. That's the front door sorted for Christmas then!

Roses & Rue said...

Ros a big thank you from everyone who had such a fantastic day and took home gorgeous wreaths. I'm looking to more of your guest appearances in 2012
Sharon x