Good luck to everyone!
As I think I've mentioned about a zillion times, my favorite projects in HR Prints include the wallpapers. For our photo shoot I papered Bee's room in the orange unicorns, even though I was also really in love with the horsey bedroom shown above (we shot this in a corner of Bee's room, with the paper just taped up onto the wall, rather than stuck to it). Hopefully, if Bee is the horsey type, we'll switch it out someday in the not too distant future. I found the Pendleton baby blanket at Brooklyn Flea, but it's still available new on the Pendleton site. When we do, its nice to know that I can order up new peel and stick (easily put up and easily removed!) wallpaper in this or any print I want over at Spoonflower. It's amazing what that comapny is doing for the worls of DIY, isn't it?
There are a number of prints (already in full repeat!) included on the disc that comes with Heather Ross PRINTS that (I think) would make pretty terrific wallpapers.
And, if you think you need more than a written tutorial to get you started in hotoshop, there are still spots available in my New York City Photoshop Workshop in November.... because the book is great and everything but it won't serve you a glass of champagne at 2 pm while you toil away in front of your gigantic mac screen.
We have had two cancellations in our upcoming Weekend Sewing Workshop, October 19th-21st, more info below.
These weekends are so much fun! We shop, we eat, we sew.... and this season I'm introducing a brand new group sew-along that is SO much fun. You can register right over here....
Weekend Sewing Workshop with Heather Ross & Friends
New York City, 2012
Spring Session: May 11-13
Fall Session: October 19-21
Workshops begin Friday at 6pm and end at 3 pm on Sunday
New York City
Join Heather Ross and her crafty-genius friends for two + days of sewing, shopping, eating yummy food, and general crafty fun. Our hosts are The Sewing Studio, whose beautiful workspaces are located in the heart of the garment district.
About the Workshop
Workshops schedules are focussed on open sewing labs led by our guest teachers. We provide machines and basic tools, plus expert instruction and loads of encouragement. Bring your sewing projects, we’ll help you make them a success. Guest teacher led mini-workshops are offered as well, and are optional. We also host special presentations by designers and other industry professionals, and optional field trips to garment district favorites like Mood Fabrics, M & J Trim and Tinsel Trading, and the FIT bookstore and museum. Workshoppers can work on their own projects at their own pace with assistance from a pro or join a group-sew or other tutorial. Guest teachers to be announced, past teachers include Liesl Gibson, Denyse Schmidt, Jay Maccarroll, Gretchen Hirsch, Lotta Jansdotter, and Anna Maria Horner. Every level is welcome!
Weekend Sewing Workshop, NYC FAQ
Two full days of Workshops, which include guest teacher instruction and optional guided field trips in the garment district. Sewing machine and basic tools and materials are also provided. Workshop fee also includes a Friday night “welcome” event, plus a a healthy breakfast and yummy lunch on Saturday and Sunday. We will also be organizing an optional group dinner for Saturday night. Workshop packages don’t include accommodations, but we have arranged some very convenient and well priced options for every budget (shared rooms start at $125 a night) including a great deal right next door to the sewing studio. Or stay wherever you like! The Sewing Studio is walking distance from Penn Station and near many subway lines.
Can I come on my own?
Absolutely! Most of our participants come on their own, and quickly make friends or do their own thing. The days are very jam packed and we do everything as a group, so you won’t have to worry about not knowing anyone when you arrive. Workshoppers have also brought friends, sisters, new in-laws, bridal parties, long lost high school home-ec buddies, mothers, daughters, and more. We have just one rule: everybody has to wear their name-tag until lunchtime on Saturday. And don’t worry, Heather makes cute name-tags.
What will I need to bring with me?
Usually we tell people to bring lots of fabric and ideas, plus some patterns. We love helping people tackle projects that seem slightly out of reach or helping to fit a dress pattern so that it’s just right. We always supply a big bolt of muslin for testing patterns, and we have lots of sharp scissors because we know you can’t bring your s on the plane. We also try to keep treats on hand. New York has more fabric than it knows what to do with, so for this workshop you really just need a toothbrush and comfy shoes. Actually, there is a drug store on every corner, so maybe just bring the shoes.
How do I sign up?
You can register here. We ask for a deposit of 65% of the workshop fee up front, with balance due 60 days prior to the workshop start date. We don’t invoice you or charge your card until we have confirmed your spot, but we do ask for a credit card number to reserve the spot.
What Happens if I need to Cancel?
If you have to cancel we will do our best to fill your spot and refund your fee. This usually works if we have lots of notice, but gets tougher as the start date nears and is almost impossible to arrange last minute.
If you think you want a spot, let us know pronto! Most workshops fill up quickly!
One of my favorite projects from Heather Ross Prints, now available as a FREE download over at Etsy's How To Tuesday!
If you've been wanting to try out a project from my book, here's your chance. Etsy has posted a downloadable version of my stationary project, with a word file that you can edit and use to print your very own stationary. There's even a file to print your own envelope liners! Check it out...