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Warp & Weft Weekends Event with Elizabeth Olwen

2014 September 12

I’m so excited to tell you all about an amazing event I am fortunate to be part of, happening September 26-28th in Toronto. I had a super “eeekkk!” moment a few months ago, when Esmari from Warp and Weft asked me to be part of her first ever Warp & Weft Weekend. This weekend will showcase the work of surface designer, Elizabeth Olwen, and will be hosted by RE:Style Studio in their workshop space. (And I promise all of this has to do with gorgeous fabric and sewing!)

It just so happens that Elizabeth lives in Toronto as well. Who, aside from her other amazing clients, designs beautiful fabric for Cloud 9! Her second collection Wildwood is set to be released around the end of this month and people, it is so gorgeous! I have had the AMAZING opportunity to sew with pre-released yardage from Wildwood and to design a project specifically inspired by it. (Just pinched myself, not dreaming!) And so… (drumroll please) I get to introduce the Forest Glen Satchel to you! I’m going to be teaching this project as a workshop during the weekend and you all are invited to join in.

The Forest Glen Satchel workshop will be taught on the Saturday, September 27th during the event’s Creative Sewing Afternoon Tea. SOOoooo great! Each satchel sewn will be made using the new Wildwood collection. This means that if you come to the workshop you are able to leave with a finished Satchel in one of three Wildwood collection combinations chosen by Elizabeth! If you’d like to sign up to attend the workshop, please click over to the Warp & Weft Weekend event site to register. (But wait, there’s more!)

RE:Style Studio Workshop

The weekend also includes a Maker’s Talk on Friday evening, complete with cocktails. I can’t wait to hear what Elizabeth will say. I have read a bit about why she put this collection together and I can’t wait to hear more! And, as if that wasn’t enough, there is a Trunk Show and Pop-Up shop happening all weekend long in the RE:Style Studio space. The Pop-Up shop will feature Warp & Weft fabric and products, the RE:Style Studio collection and Elizabeth Olwen’s other design products including items from Madison Park Greetings and her Brika prints!

As I read through this I know it sounds a lot like an advertisement, but in all sincerity – this event is one of the most amazing opportunities that has happened in my blog’s life and I am so, SO pleased to be part of it. The people I have been able to meet and interact with through the process have been amazing and encouraging. Most of all I hope that I will be able to meet some of you who live around Toronto. Sign up to attend the Maker’s Talk, drop by the Pop-Up shop or register for the Afternoon Tea Workshop. I’ll be there throughout the weekend!

I would be remiss if I did not thank you all for your amazing comments, advice and reminders on the last post. I am so grateful to have such caring readers and I am so fortunate to be able to journey through my life with you! Thank you!

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  1. mom permalink
    September 13, 2014

    I’ve gotta live closer! I’d love to come! Does the cost include tickets to fly there? :)
    Beautiful bag!

  2. Laura E. permalink
    September 13, 2014

    I’m so sad I can’t make it to the workshop but we planned my daughter’s birthday the same day. So proud of you and I know, you’ll run an amazing workshop! The bag is fabulous as well as the fabrics :)

  3. Colleen permalink
    September 14, 2014

    That bag, that fabric… swoon ! If I wasn’t 3,140km away I would love to come and join in the fun. Congratulations on the gig !

    • September 15, 2014

      I’m so glad you like it Colleen! Yes, it’s too bad you are so far away. (PS. I have it on good authority that the bag might turn into a pattern this year!)

  4. Ann ( no e ) permalink
    September 14, 2014

    Hi Sherri,
    Love the studio space ;) We are booked for Ottawa that weekend ;( I would love to make a bag especially with this fabric collection. I will keep abreast of future workshops on your website, hoping to make it to the October Needle Fest in Toronto.
    Take care.

    • September 15, 2014

      Hi Ann, too bad you can’t come, but have fun in Ottawa! If you are coming to Creativ Festival Oct 24-26 I’ll be there, I’d love to meet you then. I’ll post when I’m going closer to the date and maybe we can find each other :)

  5. September 15, 2014

    Beautiful Sherri!! :) You’re so talented, I love your bag, just *Gorgeous*!!

    • September 22, 2014

      Thanks so much Carla! I had a lot of fun designing it. It’s a really fun process.

  6. September 22, 2014

    I am loving the colours in this collection, I will look for it soon!

    • September 22, 2014

      I’m so glad Lisa! It’s being released end of this month. The coral is amazing.

  7. Wendy permalink
    September 29, 2014

    Loved the afternoon spent at your satchel workshop!
    Your instructions were excellent, am so pleased with my satchel!
    Thank You!

    • October 2, 2014

      I’m so glad you liked it Wendy, and thank you! I was so excited to see everyone was happy with their satchels. It’s almost more fun than making one myself :)

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