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Author of Thread Magic: The Enchanted World of Ellen Anne Eddy Fiber artist, author and teacher

Would you like to have a class with Ellen?

Ellen would be delighted to have a class with you or your group! You can check out her classes at www.ellenanneeddy.com. She also offers independent studio time in her studio in Indiana. Talk to Ellen about classes at 219-921-0885, or contact her scheduler Melida at 405-735-3703 .to set a date
Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Visitor from Australia

It's a very ancient saying, but a true and honest thought. For if you become a teacher, by your student's you'll be taught. The King and I

For years I've offered independent studio time to folk who want to come and learn just what they want on their schedule. Classes are great, but they are a group thing. I make an effort to work with the people who want to do something special and different in class, but a classroom day is about what the group wants to do. As a teacher you pass their desk, help as you can, and wish there were more time in the day.

So studio time is so much more focused. In a classroom you're a teacher. But in studio time, you can be a mentor.

Genny Frazer came from Cairns, Australia. When I asked her what she'd like to learn she said "Everything". And that's what we did. We dyed fabric. we worked on color theory. She did a piece with two magnificent bobbin worked fish. She played with organza, Angelina Fiber, and painted lace. She helped me design a new piece that was a portrait of her called Genny in the Fall, which she's taking back with her to Australia. We worked on zigzag embroidered appliqué. She had a torid romance with Finnie, my greyhound. And she sewed endlessly into the night, getting up whenever her machine called her name. She stayed for a whole wonderful week.

One of the things that made the week work so much better is that Genny is a Bernina girl too. She has a 440 Aurora at home, so when I sat her down to my 630 she was right at home. Berninas are a universal language. She sewed like a mad woman.

Did she have fun? You bet. Did I? It's contagious.

Genny's not a famous quilter, yet. But she has the passion that I think will someday take her there if she wants. Most of all she knows how to treat herself to the things that give her joy.

Can you come for Independant Studio Time with Ellen?
Of course! Just call or write us at the studio and we'll set it up.
Contact: Thread Magic Studio 405-735-3703


American Quilter's Society said...

How exciting! Can't wait to read more from you.


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