Sunday, 11 November 2012

Love in a brown box...

Last weekend we took another little road trip.
We went for a visit to somewhere I have been meaning to go for a while, Millrose Cottage in Ballan.

Apart from wanting to peruse their gorgeous fabric collection and have lunch in their cafe I wanted to meet up with my bloggy friend, lovely Lizzie.

While we were there we saw Jan taking a class just outside the store, printing images from nature onto fabric - just one of the courses available through Millrose.

This stamp is made using five erasers on a block of wood
The girls, of course, showed an interest in what they were doing and before we knew it they had been invited to join in, were aproned up and stamping and printing to their heart's content.

Jan was such a patient and welcoming teacher!
They used rollers and stamping blocks and printed leaves onto fabric...

All dressed up and ready to print
They told me all about the techniques they used and how lovely the ladies were...

Using a cardboard roll to print was one of the techniques used
They proudly showed me their work - each having a large piece of fabric to take home with them...


They thoroughly enjoyed their printing session under the trees at Millrose. 

And so did I, because it gave me the time to sit down with the shop owner, Sue, for her to teach me the basics and get me started on the lovely thing that came home in this box...

Love really is a brown box tied with a red ribbon!!
Here's one example of the results of their work, pretty good for their first session...


So thanks to these three lovelies...


This ace guy...


and the very lovely Lizzie and Sue from Millrose for enabling me to have such a great day.

I think all my Christmases really did come at once!


5 comments:

Lizzie said...

It was fabulous to see you again Karen and thanks for driving across town and up the hill to come see us, glad the girls had a good time with Jan. Hope you're getting lots of practice on your machine..
Lizzie
XXX

Cas said...

oooh whats in the box!!

ARTwendy ... said...

printmaking & special boxed goodies ... ooohh! lucky little ladies & an awesome treasure for one talented lady! enJOY

Belinda said...

Looks like a great day out, but I want to know what is in the box too!

Susan said...

Looked like a fun day...so what's in the box?