|My friend, Leslie Tucker Jenison and I start each adventure by taking a photo of each other over a glass of wine. Toasting the start of Craft Napa 2017. We dined at Fume in downtown Napa on Tuesday night.
|On Wednesday, I helped Leslie set up her class at Pokey's Art Barn.
|Inside the art barn - all set up for her class
|View from the porch of the art barn
|Zen Stitching - my first night class on Thursday. I had kits for each person to start their own Zen Stitching project. National Nonwovens supplied all of the black wool blended felt for each project! Havel's Sewing send me a cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter to use in my workshops!
|Student work. The flowers were cut on a Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine ahead of time and put in each kit
|I loved the variety of ways my students arranged the felt on their pieces
|It's all in the details
|Twirly Whirly Swirls - don't you just love the signs that Pokey had made for each class?
|This is a partial photo of the art quilt that everyone would be making. I pre-Mistyfused all of the fabrics ahead of time for this class. We used a Sizzix Big Shot Pro and a Sizzix Big Shot to cut the two different sized spirals and dots
|Class photo of finished work - there were ALL fabulous!
|Each day at 5:00pm all students would meet in this section to be part of the group pic with all that they made in workshops! Such a fun bonus to see the variety of artwork!
|Saturday's class - Hexi Art Quilt
|This piece only uses two fabrics. All of the fabrics were pre-Mistyfused ahead of time. Hexagons were cut on a Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine
|I loved seeing the differences in each art quilt and how they positioned their hexi's
|Sunday - all aboard the wine train
|Sunday afternoon at Frank Family Vineyards to taste their wines - always a treat!