This was the first class I've ever taught for the GBACG (I've taught privately and at Costume College). I do wish everyone had been able to finish, and have some ideas for next time. Yes, there will be a next time, I had a ton of fun and would do it again!
Here's a photo recap of the day (scroll to the end to see some of the results!)
|Umbrellas packed, student packets packed.|
|A handful of antiques from my collection. I brought them to|
give a lecture on history and mechanics of parasols.
|Some more antiques and two modern, recovered parasols.|
|AJ de-nuding her umbrella, with Tara and Leah.|
|Chris and Lynn stitching away.|
|Noelle, cutting deliciously striped silk.|
|Tara and Judith, who is deeply|
contemplating her trims.
|Lynn made her two smocking pleaters available for the|
class (this one has been at my house for a few
weeks...I've had MUCH FUN with it).
|We used them to gather up the rosettes.|
And here are some of the results!!!
|Judy made her outside rosette extra long. Love it!|
|Plaids just do GREAT on parasols.|
|Lynn's, with pinned on gimp|
(there will also be FRINGE!)
|Great deep dome.|
|Leah's cotton stripes. You can|
run your stripes around, or up and down!
|Manon's sea foam blue silk.|
|Tara's printed silk.|
|When we stepped outside, it positively|