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2016 South African Miniature Convention

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ElgaKoster

I spent the first week of September in the beautiful coastal town of Betty's Bay (a hour's drive away from Cape Town) teaching two classes at our South African Miniature Convention.  

Some of us kicked the week off by spending an hour or two in the tranquil Harold Porter botanical gardens just outside of town, enjoying the lovely spring weather and the antics of the baboons with their new babies.

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On Monday teaching began, this is a small school and all the classes takes place in the same hall.

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Over the first two days I taught the Gothic fire screen that I have posted about on the forum before.

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ElgaKoster

From Wednesday to Friday I taught the Queen Anne writing chair that I am teaching in Castine next year, I will post the photos once the Castine catologue is out. It was a fun class to teach with four of my six students people who have been to Guild School before. Of course we spoke a lot about Castine and one of my students who is very new to miniatures decided to pre-register for next year's Castine.

One of my students hosted me for the week in their holiday home, here are photos of the seaview from my bedroom in the early morning and the view towards the mountains from the other side of the house. It was truly a great week!

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WeekendMiniaturist

Thanks for posting pictures of the SA Miniatures Convention.  It looks like another lovely, lovely location.  I like the Baboons, that would be a distraction worthy of a break to watch them.

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miraclechicken

Every day I click unread content and still miss posts....hmmmm...

Anyhow wonderful classes and very lucky students to be taking them:) The scenery is beautiful, love the baboons---

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ElgaKoster

As promised here are a few photos of the chair I taught at the South African convention and will be teaching at Castine next year. 

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I charted the petit point for the seat from the antique needlework on the original chair.

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One of my students made two chairs, here is a in progress photo of her chair's legs and the oval seat rails.

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And another student's finished chair, she has only been involved in the hobby for less than two years.

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miraclechicken

Very nice! Love your petit point, very interesting chair---

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