Saturday, 14 April 2018

Samantha Braund Workshops Information

Hi  wanted to say that after my next Hochanda show on May 8th I will be putting together some really fun workshops with cool projects in all paper craft, mixed media , textile arts and even some wire wrapping ones too.

 For now however, I am doing bespoke one off workshops for those of you who would like to come and try out some of the projects and demos like the ones I brought to you on Hochanda.
Just message me here as a few of you have been doing, and I will sort out a fun crafty session for you

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Anniversary Present for the Hubby

I finished this sample for my show last week and immediately knew who would love it . I would post a pic of his grinning face but you will have to take my word for it lol
 This piece was constructed as an applique patchwork on a backing fabric of dove blue grey linen. The pieces were made on white fabric using stamps from my Small Garden Birds Collection . First I stamped in Versafine Clair ink pads in dark colours all over a Fat quarter size of fabric. I ALWAYS use a foam mat underneath fabric when I stamp on it. I cut up the fabric into pleasing vignettes
Next comes the paints. I dropped a few drops of Violet and Periwinkle Dye Na Flow paints onto my craft mat and diluted them with water and dipped my brush in to watercolour paint the patchwork pieces, then I hung them up to dry! Once ironed the colour is permanent

Next came the sewing part. I arranged the pieces on the linen backing and used Crafters Companion Stick and Spray for fabric to temporary baste the pieces in place. Then it was a case of sewing around all the rectangular patches

Once finished I cut the linen to a 16 x 18 inch size rectangle and also cut a matching piece, sewed them right sides together leaving a nice gap to insert the cushion pad inside. Then I finished up by hand sewing the gap. He absolutely loves it and he is tough to find presents for at the best of times lol !!

Monday, 9 April 2018

What an amazing week!!

Click link above to access video of the show

I got to do my relaunch on Hochanda tv on Wednesday 4th April and it was amazing. Virtually everything sold out within the hour!! and the team at Hochanda are happy with me which always feels good. I do now have limited stocks of items from my show, just click the Online shop tab at the top of the page to see al the goodies remaining

I was very lucky o have such a fun and attentive presenter to work with as my nerves were really starting to show when the sell outs were happening and I started to get flustered, but I was in good hands lol. My next show will be in just a few weeks time, and I will also be preparing some video tutorials too.

The other main thing I really want to get moving on are my workshops  - there is still a fair amount of planning to do but I cannot wait to start. We are having a purpose built workshop built and it is almost finished. It has such great light and sits prettily in the garden. I will post pictures of it here when it is done up . That's all for now, see you soon with more eye candy xxx

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