Sunday, April 3, 2011

Creative Camp Day 2


My box arrived yesterday with all my samples from Creative Camp. I already told you about Day One, so now onto day two. No, that’s not a box of candy (although there was plenty of candy at every class) those are made of ribbons !


My first class was on ribbon trims and was taught by Candace Kling, she is a fabulous ribbon artist that has studied embellishments of textile collections for 30 years. It was such a learning experience to hear her talk and see her manipulating the ribbon like playing an instrument. We all got to make our own sample boards with five different techniques. This is mine with looped diamonds, boxes, double boxes, diamond boxes and chevron.


I used colorful embroidery thread to make the center and now they look like flowers.


You get such different looks depending on the type and color of ribbon you use, these are my friend Ronica’s pretty pink ones.


After lunch, I took a class about headrails and lift systems by Peggy Morgans of Parkway Window Works.  We discussed the new standards and viewed all the different lift systems in person.


Here’s an example of all the approved devices in lieu of cords.

I really liked the look and operation of this one by kwik affix because of the fast raise option.

kwik affix

Next, I took Ann Johnson’s class on workroom techniques. We discussed all kinds of ways to be more efficient in the workroom. All of the classes were small enough for personal attention and the evening programs were for the whole group.

Our last event of the day was on Coronas, Crowns, Canopies and other Bed Treatments presented by Karen Barnes.

She spoke about the different types, planning, measuring and installation. These are some of my favorites……….




That was a lot for one day, congrats if you made it to the end. Tomorrow is all hands on fabrication classes so stay tuned !

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the Cornice of Half Tester, Tammy. I think that's a nice alternative if you have a couple that needs to compromise on a canopy bed. Plus, I think it looks really pretty ~ I'd love to do one for my own! I'll bet the ribbon work was fascinating. I'd love to learn more about that because I'm sure it can be used for so much more than it is.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Learning all these new things must have your head swimming with ideas. That "candy" box looks so pretty, I think I'd want to put it on my coffee table as a display, LOL!

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