I have been away for the weekend on a Julie Arkell workshop in Stroud. It was organised as part of the Stroud Textile Festival (www.stroudwatertextiles.org.uk) which continues to host events through out the year. Julie runs few courses and lots of people want to work with her so I was very lucky to get a place. It was so nice to just sit and hand sew for 2 days, using old bits and pieces to create brooches, little rabbits and other quirky creatures. The old fabrics, pretty haberdashery bits and pieces that everyone brought were just as inspiring. The work I am showing here is all by the students taking part in the course.