I wanted to get a head start in getting to Wiseed Meeting Center, at Merchant Square, where the venue of the Retreat is, as I needed to get things ready before the participants start coming in to register.
We even had a table set up for tools and other materials which the participants might need in case they ran out or forgot to bring.
You can see some thread organisers I brought along to sell in case anyone was interested as I had some queries on them.
I also showcased the projects which we will be doing to give the participants an idea of the project in real life, as before this, they only saw photos I put up online.
I also made up some extra kits in case we might get some participants interested to buy extra kits to make on their own.
Soon all the other participant started coming in. Besides Sally, Margaret and Radha, we had Paul, Radha’s sister-in-law, Suseela, and my cousin-in-laws, Zuraidah and Zawiyah.
This is a project that was mostly gluing and minimal sewing. In fact, only one item needed sewing. The rest was just gluing pieces together.
Seen here are Radha and Suseela.
We stopped for tea at about 11.00am before continuing again right up until lunch time at 1.00pm.
When someone is slow, we wait awhile while he or she catches up.
When someone gets too eager to complete by going faster than the rest, I show him or her the next step first with those able to follow the same speed. If not, I just show the steps or instructions again.
The 2nd project for the Retreat was a Lotus Bag. It was mostly straight sewing.
Seen here is Zawiyah having a go sewing on my Janome.
Almost there, Zuraidah!
Sally is an expert in origami so this Lotus Bag was almost child’s play for her. She aced through the bag without waiting for the others! LOL! That’s my star student!
Zawiyah with her almost completed Lotus bag!
Paul is all smiles as he puts in the last part of the Lotus bag.
Suseela helping out Radha to get her Lotus bag completed.
Everyone managed to finish their Lotus Bags by 5.15pm, before we call it a day.
NNC Craft Retreat 2015 - Day 2 (Part 3 of 4 parts) - coming up!