As part of my teaching program this term at Calico and Ivy, I have been running Simple Sewing workshops. I love doing workshops, which I see as being more process-oriented, as opposed to a class which is usually product-focussed. One of the participants came to make cushions using scraps of fabrics. Alex had a stash of selvedge strips left over from previous patchwork projects and thought they would be perfect to use in making a cushion... her idea not mine. My role is to encourage people to be courageous and to feel confident in expressing themselves creatively. A bit of guidance and technical know-how, providing the space and time and cups of tea - easy!