Learning from Susan Khalje
Susan Khalje joined Columbia River Sewing June 8-9, 2018. Here are a few comments about the Friday Trunk Show and Saturday Hand Sewing Techniques Workshop.
Susan Khalje hosted the Trunk Show on Friday; CRS members were her models. Lynn Findlay was beautiful in a Liberty lawn dress, as well as a piped jacket, Norma Gregor rocked a lace overlay dress, Katie Oaks modeled a stunning bolero made of Alençon lace found by Susan in a Paris flea market, Mary Field wore an all-cotton dress, and Jacqueline Villnave modeled a dress with horsehair in the hem done to help hold the skirt’s shape. Joyce Lee-Westdal modeled a long, reversible jacket. Pam Archer and Suzanne Olson were each elegant in French-style jackets.
Don’t be afraid of hand picking a zipper. You have so much control of placement than by machine and it is easier to do than expected. I may never machine stitch a zipper again but hand-pick for pleasure and meditation.