Despite the snowy conditions here I managed to get across town to Stitchcraft Studio for a workshop yesterday. For years I have avoided any project that required having a zip installed as I was put off zips by my domestic science teacher at school - she was of the dragon school (no offence to my friend Dilly!)
The tutor was Hilary Taylor Kench and she was a charming and gentle teacher. She demystified installing a zip completely and taught us various ways of inserting and dressing a zip. Not only that but we came away with two completed and useful purses.
The pink purse is made from the first snow dyed fabric and the blue purse combines a panel from a thrift shop find and some more snow dye.
The pink purse had the zip inserted without any fussing and the blue had the ends 'dressed'. I'm sure many of you don't think twice about including a zip in your projects but I have been scared of them for years so I am really chuffed to have got this far. I can see lots of zippy bags in my future and maybe even a cushion!