I wondered why they did not kit up using the american cottons, because they do have quite a nice selection. But, the japanese cotton I got in the kit is really nice, and well worth the wait!
I took the class yesterday afternoon. I started at about 2.40pm. I had wanted to get there earlier, so as to have more time to to work on it, but I got caught in the terrible storm that got me almost soaking wet! LOL!
Anyway, I completed the pouch in one sitting! Yippee! I completed it at 6.30pm, eventhough the shop closes at 6.00pm. May and Kelvin did not mind my staying in late. In fact, it was Kelvin's wife, Catherine, who asked that I stay on and complete it as I was almost done anyway, and she wanted to see the end product.
Also, there was this 12 year old boy who was taking a string bag class and also a baby pillow class yesterday, and as his mom still has not come to get him, they had to wait. A bonus to me! *broad grin*
I really love the motif on this red japanese cotton, and the compact batting I used (part of the kit) makes such a diference to the end result of the pouch, as compared to the normal lightweight batting that I am used to. Live another day, learn another thing!
I would need lots of practice in perfecting the making of this pouch. There are quite a portion that has to be hand stitched, which takes up time, but I think that is what makes the pouch really nice.
Same as for the house tissue box cover, a lot of hand stitching goes into the piece. If ever I want to make to any of these things to sell, it's not possible to sell it cheaply, and only those who appreciates handmade gifts and the labour of love that goes into it will understand the price that is tagged to it.