zondag 29 april 2012

A day with Reiko Kato

Yesterday morning I left home early for my two hour drive  (one of which in the pouring rain, with sometimes terrible visibility) to Petra Prins’shop in beautiful Zutphen for a workshop with Reiko Kato, designer and maker of beautiful Japanese applique quilts and smaller items.
I was certainly not the one who made the longest trip to be there: there were ladies from Belgium, Germany and even from Australia.

The workshop was being held in a part of the Oude Bornhof, a series of almshouses in Zutphen, such beautiful surroundings. Unfortunately, arriving just in time for the workshop I had no time to take pictures of that, but will certainly do so on a next visit.
Upon entering the room waiting for each of us was a package from Reiko Kato with fabrics and the pattern of the wallet where we were going to make (a start with) that day.

Also waiting: some delicious little cupcakes in great looking colors, almost (almost!!) too beautiful to eat!

It’s all in the detail, isn’t this as cute as a button..??

Time to start, Petra intruduces Reiko.

Oh, the pieces are so tiny! This is how far I got at the end of the workshop I am afraid ... but then I am always somewhat distracted during these events, great to see 'old' (not literally meant, ladies) quilting friends again!

And this is what it is supposed to become. Isn’t Reiko’s work beautiful? I love applique, this was my introduction to working with Japanese fabrics and color scheme’s.

Of course my day finished with shopping at Petra's shop, greatly helped by Gerda , when I could not choose which fabric to buy (sounds familiar?) simply said: "Why choose?"  Enough said....
Enjoy your day!

8 opmerkingen:

  1. Hallo Phyllis,
    Wat een prachtige foto's dank je !
    Wat was het een inspirerende workshop hè .
    Groetjes Janny

  2. wat was het gezellig hé!!...jullie waren allemaal zo druk..en later in de winkel was het ook al een feestje...iedereen was zo vrolijk!!..
    Fijne dag....enneh...je hebt leuke stofjes gekozen hoor!!!...;0)

  3. Leuke foto's en leuke workshop om te doen!
    Foto 2 heb je vast wat later op de dag genomen.

  4. Ziet er goed uit! Klinkt als een topdag!
    Foto's gemaakt met de coolpix?

  5. Wat een heerlijke dag, ik ben jaloers ;-). En die buit??? Die krijgen we toch nog wel te zien hè?

  6. Wat een geweldige ervaring Phyllis! Nu maar flink oefenen zodat je beursje ook zo mooi wordt!

  7. Wat een heerlijke dag is dit geweest! En je houdt er een leuke herinnering aan over.
    Dank ook voor je reactie op mijn blog en welkom in het land der bloggers!