The first steps on my new adventure begins. Today I attended the Powertex workshop of Abigail from Curiously-Contrary Abigail has agreed to be my area leader and to support me getting my new Perertex workshops up and running in the Hartlepool and Teesside areas after my training.
The workshop was held at the Crafters Companion Store at Newton Aycliffe. It was the first time I have been here and I loved it!. The whole store was filled with laughter as well of gorgeous products. Best of all was the home made cake which was served with the coffee. That cake was heaven on a plate! Too nice to refuse.
The workshop was to make two goblets and a bottle wrap using the Powertex Univeral Medium and scraps of fabric and a bit of creativity. So it was just the thing for me to get my hands dirty on. There were four ladies present at the workshop, although there was plenty of space for a few more people. Abigail, the Powertex certified trainer was fabulous, and as there was some people who had never use the product before, she went into all the details of how it works with natural fibres and materials.
We were each given two nice quality wine glasses to customise and an empty wine bottle. Of course we all suggested the wine bottle should have been full, but I am sure the course would have cost a lot more when getting a full bottle to play with!
I chose to use the lead pewter colour Powertex and the other attendees chose the bronze. We all selected a range of textured fabrics and a few embellishments and got to work on our creations.
Once the messy Powertex was finished and we have wrapped our glasses and bottle, it was time to let them dry off a bit while we had a cuppa and a slice of that fabulous cake from the cafe. Then we learned the art of dry brush painting technique and had a little practice with the coloured paints before we were let loose with paint on our new creations.
I used a turquiose base with a silver and terragreen highlights. I loved the little metal bee which I used to decorate my set. Although it would be fabulous to make the set with love hearts and a couples initials on the goblets for Valentines day. Perhaps thats a class I plan in for Valentines day 2019 as I wont have time to get set up with classes before Valentines day this year.
So my goblets and bottle wrap look a bit like old polished pewter now they are finished. They certainly don’t look like bits of scrap fabric. Which is why I love the creativity of Powetex.