Friday, January 30, 2015

Workshop 2 in Adelaide

My second workshop was titled Fabrik-Fun and it was the first time I have taught this as a stand alone so I was a little anxious and it was also a big class in a not quite so perfect classroom. But they were wonderful and told me they enjoyed it all.


We did some dry felt my style before stitching - it is all supposed to be relaxing.


Some lovely velvet being stitched in. You can't go past beautiful hand dyed silk/rayon velvet.


Some great weaving coming up - have I ever said I love weaving and stitching ?


Another delightful piece


This one is so ethereal - love it



Another work underway


And the leaves around the school were such glorious colours


Catherine had a great time here - weaving and making sari ribbon flowers


Then we got to some other sorts of weaving



Lovely layers and embossed velvet and stitch


Weaving more


And more stitch


And more weaving


And some more weaving - wonderful colours




Wonderful colour move


Annette was working away on her tiny corner creating some great stuff


Weaving


And starting to to stitch and place



And Julia had fun with my special velvet and prefelt technique


Some weaving


Stitching


More weaving - these people used colour and texture so well


Underway




Colour just lovely


And my little effort - embossing on velvet ribbon and weaving and stitching - still to finish

As you can see, there was loads of lovely work produced and I hope they keep on with them. I am still unpacking my suitcase with my samples and supplies!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wonderful week in Adelaide

I had a wonderful time teaching in Adelaide at the Embroiderers Guild Summer School - two big and fabulous classes and I must thank them all for their enthusiasm and talent and hard work.

The first two days were my Text-tile - paper - cloth - text and images although I think we failed with a bit of the text - just difficult to get through everything in the time.


We played with napkins - tissutex - newspaper (my new discovery which I plan a lot more of)


Annette worked diligently away in her tiny corner and produced so many fabulous pieces


Start of some newspaper play


Some ethereal stuff happening


Some simple image transfer - I had a few but went for one




This is mine - actually was a disaster but I love what I have done and as soon as I have time I have plenty to try


Fabulous use of skeleton leaves and stencils


And this one too


Some lovely layers


I loved how this grew too




Catherine's was great - you just need to turn your head on an angle



A paper napkin in action


Annette working more wonders but you need to turn your head again


And lived this



Ands another which I loved


Using stencils on silk paper


Some layers again - turn your head again


And Karen had fun


Another wonderful layering



Loved this one


And how this turned out too from simple stitch - we played with loads of different stuff - wonderful class - these sorts of happenings make me think heaps on the hop and are so stimulating

Tomorrow I will show work from my second workshop

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday stuff




At last my water lilies are flowering - very late this year and of course I am off to Adelaide tomorrow for a week and there are another 4 buds down there in the water. I do love them - Ian's job is the chat to them as encouragement.




I have filled my bag with workshop stuff and have still managed a little stitching and tiny knitting - this is for the second workshop


Taking one of my favourite books with me to read and absorb - there are plenty of stitch books out there but this one I still consider the best


Going to have to leave Ian in charge of the Weber Q though

I am really looking forward to me trip and my two workshops

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