|12 weight Wonderfil cottons on aida cloth|
In my class, we discuss needles, thread, threading, knotting, and hooping. First we practice some basic embroidery stitches with floss/12wt threads, and silk ribbon. Then we experiment with different fibres and see what certain stitches look like together. I have been working out some samples for myself over the weekend... and now I'm actually craving to make a crazy quilt! (That is crazy.) Never say never I suppose?
|designing my own hand embroidered borders|
Aren't they PRETTY!? I love my 12 wts. I can't weight to get back to Creative House and buy up some more. When I visited Heather Lair in Gimli, I let her pick some spools to keep as a gift, and she picked all my favorite colors!! lol That's awesome Heather. : ) I look forward to replenishing my stash for sure. I miss my chartreuse.
I got the BEST feedback today! Linda - the woman who hosted this class at her home in Winnipeg - told me that their group had such a good time that they get together regularly now to practice more stitches. They call it 'come for tea and stitch with me'. Awe - too cool!! I hope you ladies like my samples here in today's post and will try out some of your own designs.
|all one stitch done with different colors of 12 wt Wonderfil|
My next Hand Embroidery 101 class is Wednesday June 12th. It filled up immediately (!) so I'm running it again on Monday June 24th during the day. These are at Creative House (Janome & Wonderfil dealer) in Saskatoon. To register, you will need to phone Wendy at 306.652.0455 / Saskatoon.
On the way home from an embroidery class, I was told that one little girl told her mom, 'that was so inspiring. Let's stitch every day."