I have been to many workshops and day classes over the years and I have learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t. I have put the best of all my experiences together to give you the best possible use of your valuable time. Here’s what I’ve learned and what I offer to you:
It really, really helps if you can either finish something during the class or have it so nearly complete that another evening or two will suffice to finish it off. No-one wants another plastic bag with a UFO in it gathering dust.
If I really love something and want to take it further, I want to have scope to do so. I don’t want to produce a carbon copy of the teacher’s work; I want to produce something of my own. I want to inspire you with techniques which you can use in the future to produce your own distinctive work.
I really like workshops where there is plenty of ‘stuff’. I hate having to stick out my elbows to get something like it was the first day of the sales. At Pomegranate there are lots of resources, and anything you can see you can use. This also means that you can make mistakes with us and we will never speak of them again.
I want to feel that the teacher is interested in me and my work. I have always loved show and tell at quilting groups because I want to see how creative people can be in the right environment. I have set up Pomegranate with the founding belief that everyone is creative and imaginative and this is amplified as we work together in a group.
If this sounds like your idea of a great ethos for workshops, click on one of the links for more details.