There's no looking back today...this is now, this is current....embroidery for my happy Cloth and some pinned scraps for accessories for said cloth. Then there are glimpses from this week, Christmas week, gifts, (last two images) I must have been very good this year...shhhh. It was my wedding Anniversary last Saturday too....beautiful flowers.
I hope you are all getting excited about the upcoming visit from the man in the red suit. If he's not your type and you don't celebrate Santa then I wish you excitement and happiness in other ways. I will be back tomorrow. I can't keep away. I will get up half an hour earlier to get my chores finished.
Embroidery School Stitch Along
Begins Monday January 9 for 12 weeks.
Online format.... Private password protected blog.
Access.... Unlimited. Forever.
Materials required.... List sent upon registration.
Embroidery school stitch along.... an online learning programme, hand stitch at it's purest.
Be a fly on my wall for 12 weeks. Observe my creative process, learn from my successes and my mistakes as I sample, as I construct embroidered surfaces from patches of cloth, snippets of hankies and decorative trims along with other found cloth both new and vintage. Witness the development of paper based works for use in design sheets and ledgers, in sketchbooks. Create what I create or embroider your own pieces whilst observing and learning from my creativity.
This online creative experience will take the form of a very relaxed and gentle gathering of cloth and embroiderers, those who have an affinity with handling cloth, working with cloth. We will gather together and embroider, I will discuss my plans, my inspiration, the preparation and creation of embroidered cloth. I will demonstrate technique and process throughout. I can guarantee that there will be embroidery, embellishment and the manipulation of cloth. I will share thoughts along with the more tangible sources which drive me.
Through membership of our private Flickr forum join a very supportive and close knit group of stitchers who are there to encourage and advise, to share resources, process and friendship.
***No prerequisites, suitable for beginners and the more experienced.***
You do not need to have participated in any of my previous online learning programmes to take part in ''Embroidery School, stitch along''.