IN MY GARDEN TODAY

Some of the flowers in my garden today… warts and all! 🙂

It’s amazing what can be found when there doesn’t to be much in flower. The garden is being given a good tidy at the moment so should look nice in a week or two. If only the rain didn’t keep forcing the gardener away!

Rose I ove but have forgotten who she is.

Rose I love but have forgotten who she is.

Self setting violas

Self setting violas

The following few were taken by my neice Karen this evening

Last of the cowslips

Last of the cowslips

Acquilegia

Acquilegia

Alchimella Mollis

Alchimella Mollis

Albertine

Albertine

Mallow

Mallow

Bald female blackbird. Poor little thing

Bald female blackbird. Poor little thing

MORE ON TRAVELLING BOOKS

Today I am going to share the images so far in the book that will eventually be mine to keep.  In this round there were six different stitchers.

Page 1

Page 1

Page 2

Page 2

Page 3

Page 3

Page 4

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Page 5

Page 5

Page 6

Page 6

Didn’t they all do well?  I will now be working with 7 different stitchers and have the first book here ready to work on. Now…….. what shall I do this time?

Watch this space!

TRAVELLING BOOKS

Nothing for months and then the posts come along like buses! 🙂

Some branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild have started travelling books and my branch (Lutterworth) is taking part. Basically what happens is that participating members are divided into groups of six and each member buys a small  (5 x 5″) spiral bound sketch book. The book one starts with ultimately becomes yours at the end of the process.

I worked page one in my own book and then at the next meeting passed it on to the next member in my group of six……. and so on. We have just come to the end of the first round and below are the pages I made. For some reason one is missing, but you will get the idea.

This week we will hand these six books over to a new team and receive theirs in return. Then begin the rounds again, until the books are full. At the end the first one becomes mine to keep.

I am finding it is fun and not too onerous as the pieces are small and one has a month to finish it.

Page one in what will become my book at the ed of the process

Page one in what will become my book at the ed of the process

Detail of page one

Detail of page one

It just happend to be Christmas when I did this one!

It just happend to be Christmas when I did this one

Daisies, stamped and embroidered

Daisies, stamped and embroidered

Abstract flower on my own dyed fabric

Abstract flower on my own dyed fabric

I called this Perfect Day . It is painted Pelmet Vilene and hand stich

I called this Perfect Day . It is painted Pelmet Vilene and hand stich

CATCHING UP TIME

Well it has been so long since I blogged that there really are no excuses… so I will just start from here!

I have been enjoying a series of Collage workshops with Donna Downey so I thought I would share those here.  We are at number 10 of the series now. Clicking on the image will enlarge as usual.

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Week 2

04-02-2015 Lesson 3

Week 3

18-05-2015 Lesson 4

Week 4

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Week 5

18-03-2015 lesson 6

Week 6

30-03-2015 Lesson 7

Week 7

15-04-2015 Lesson 8

Week 8

30-04-2015 lesson 9

Week 9

March 13th lesson 10

Week 10

I have enjoyed learning new techniqiues, not always successful in my hands of course. However, all learning is fun isn’t it?

SECOND VISIT TO THE LUTTERWORTH EXHIBITION

I took more photos on my second visit so I am sharing them here.

Our new Tablecloth had it’s first outing this time.

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Next we have the young embroiderers’ display. Very mixed ages, haven’t they done well?

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I apologise for the reflections of the church windows in some of the exhibits, rather difficult to avoid them!

I loved the elegant boots and the Mary Poppins especially in the first collage. The beading was part of a workshop we had with Eliza MacClelland. In the second collage we have free machine embroidery Reflections and Frosty Morning.

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I enjoyed this rather splendid piece embellished with gold work too.

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Several different techniques in the first image but the tiger image in the second is a lovely piece of mixed machine and hand embroidery .

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Finally some dolls. Miss Buttercup on her special chair and Bobbie, a beautiful old porcelain doll in his newly knitted clothes. He was quite tiny… no more than 6″ high I think.

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Next a couple of tarts for you! Just look at HER with her nose in the air! 🙂

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All in all a very successful exhibition showing the wide variety of talent we have in the Branch.

 

 

 

EXHIBITION AT LUTTERWORTH EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD

We held a very successful exhibition last week. Lutterworth was celebrating Feast Week and also holding various events as it’s memorial of WW1.  The Guild had an exhibition of work made in honour of those who served in WW1 as part of the overall exhibition. Here I am showing you selected works and will upload some others tomorrow.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO SEE A LARGER VIEW.

The first two are from the WW1 exhibit. In the first collage the top two images of poppies are remembering the men of Ibstock. The bottom left image was very beautiful but hard to focus on as it consisted of several layers. Bottom right was in hand made felt with appliqué additions.

The second collage of the boots was all free machine embroidery, very skillfully done. I have included a close-up.

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The next image shows some of the entries for the Chairman’s Challenge this year. The top one is the winner and is a very  lovely hand stitched box. I have also included a close-up. The other two images are my own selection of the rest of the entries.

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There was a workshop on Permanganate and batik printing and some indigo dyeing, which are shown in the next images

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The lovely teddies below are made from old embroidered tablecloths.

I love the bright clear colours in the patchworks below too.

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I also like this little velvet picture with it’s beading.

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more images later.