What an amazing weekend. So much joy, so much generosity, so much laughter. Truly impossible to put into words. Looking back over the photos I still can't believe it's come and gone. I'm still on a total high.
The weather was divine, the location at the Yarra Valley Estate was just stunning (as always), the food was gorgeous and the classes..... the classes and the teachers this year truly smashed it out of the park. Jules' darning, Ophelie's sock, Anna O'B's smocking, Anna's patchwork, Belinda's dyeing, Melissa's embroidery and Georgies' stitch patterns - produced stunning work and confident, happy crafters. And that was just the first afternoon.
As for the community - I really feel like we hit our stride this year. Some people were new, some back a second or third time but regardless everyone seemed to know what to expect. And weren't just coming for the classes. They were coming for the connection. That made my heart sing!
As always, it is easiest to explain with pictures. I'm going to share more over the next few weeks so today I just have a mix from the Friday and the Saturday morning mainly. All photos in today's post were taken by Claire Fisher (with a couple of exceptions taken by me). The lovely Claire is pictured at the top of the post with the yellow cardy on. She helps me run TCS and is one of my closest friends - I'm very grateful for both of those things. She also takes gorgeous photos!
The happiest of days!