We were thrilled to be invited by Laura Ashley to host a bloggers event at the Laura Ashley Manor Hotel. We came up with a design, using Laura Ashley‘s latest range of autumn winter fabrics, for an embellished tote bag.
Not only was it a creative event, there was also an opportunity to look round the wonderful grounds of the hotel and to see the Laura Ashley Christmas ranges .
Before we started we were treated to a sumptuous afternoon tea served on the latest Laura Ashley bone china with a variety of savories, cakes, scones with jam and cream as well as a choice of every tea imaginable. It was a great opportunity to meet some inspirational and amazing bloggers.
Each blogger was given a stash of fabric and we showed them the tote bag design we had devised, then they got stuck in. The joy of teaching workshops is the variety of results one can achieve given the same set of materials.
The afternoon ended with a competition to win a night for two at the hotel. Each entrant posted an image of their finished bag and we chose the winner. This was a difficult task as the entry level was very high. The winner was Ashley Cramp from lazydaisyjones.com
We were fortunate enough to share part of our journey home with blogger Jodie May from A Hand Made Cottage who has kindly posted our step by step tutorial on her blog. So thank you to her and to everyone else who made it such an enjoyable occasion.
A fab workshop organized by Laura Ashley, thanks so much for including us.