Sunday, August 24, 2008
Sweet Baby Bonnet......
Imagine my surprise when the local heirloom shop owner asked me if I'd like to teach a class on crochet edging. Together we decided a precious little bonnet would be the perfect project. We will completely construct the bonnet and hopefully crochet some of it during the class. It will be somewhat similar to the class I taught at our local Smocking Guild (SAGA). However, I constructed all the bonnets for that night and the members worked only on crocheting the edging.
I think it will be a lot of fun. These photos above are of the bonnet I made for the shop to display for the class. I've already heard there is definite interest. I used Martha's Favorite Batiste, from Martha Pullen for the bonnet, which is 100% cotton....I really enjoyed working with it. And the hand embroidery was so smooth on the fabric. Kind of like a hot knife through butter. I also am working on a sweet little dress that will match this bonnet. I am really enjoying sewing baby clothes lately. It seems I always have another idea that I want to get onto paper and then constructed with fabric. Times are good!!!