Monthly Archives: June 2014

YESTERDAY’S WORKSHOP

Beading with Eliza McClelland at Lutterworth Embroiderers’ Guild

We had a very informative (and fun ) talk from Eliza at Thursday’s meeting folowed by a workshop yesterday.

During her talk she passed round many examples of her work some of which are shown in the next few pictures. All of the work is on canvas. Some on beading canvas and some on waste canvas.

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This image was taken from one of the windows in York Minster.

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Lovely example showing such variation in the background of this piece.

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This is an example of her beading on printed fabric used to make a pillow.

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This one is a specatacle case showing several different techniques.

For the workshop we  were nearly all making samples of different techniques…. exceot Mary who, of course, had her own plans! 🙂

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First one of Eliza’s samplers of some of the many techniques we could try.

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Two more samplers showing more detail with  some showing combinations with stitch.

Now here are some collages of our first tentative steps. Beading, is of course, a slow process so I will watch progress and post more at a later date.

 

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The canvas is actually white but I had problems with the lighting in the room so this was the best I could do. I did manage to avoid the chocolate stains on the work of someone who shall be nameless!

I am busy working on mine today as I expect many of the others are too.

 

 

 

 

MY NEW JOURNAL

A few months ago my friend Ilze Smith brought a lovely journal to the guild to show us. I asked her if she would make one for me too. The only input I had was to say that I would like the theme to be Spring and Autumn, my favourite seasons. the rest was entirely up to her.

Here are some of the pages. So much to see. Lots of little pockets, frames, pop-ups, tassels. tags… the list goes on.

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Today’s Stroll Around the Garden

Hi There,

Here are today’s offerings from the garden….. tomorrow I hope to have something crafty to share.

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Another self setter. They seem to be popping up all over. Aren’t I lucky?

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This flower has really collected the sunshine hasn’t it? I can’t remember it’s name.

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The new begonias are doing well too. I especially like the one with the pink frilly edge.