Today, we each purchased a kit from Jill with needles, some threads and wool pieces as well as a pattern for today's project. We each brought some of our own material, embellishments and threads as well. Jill "pounced" the design onto my black background fabric for me and I was off and running!
Here is my project with the wool pieces laid out on it. They are all hand sewn down with matching sewing thread so they will stay in play while I do my embroidery. The stem was done with embroidery thread (3 strands). I have lots of embroidery thread from back in the days when I did a lot of counted cross stitch. Now, I have a new use for all that thread!
Next, Jill showed us how to do several embroidery stitches and showed us how she had used them on a recent project which won honourable mention at the Grand National in Kitchener.
That is a piece of a silk tie with the dots on it.
Jill's amazing quilting is visible in this picture.
Close up of some of the embroidery Jill did on her project.
So much inspiration!
Here is Jill's class sample:
We did not get to the wool circles today on our projects.
I got quite a bit of stitching done today. One leaf is done.
I did blanket stitch on the flower. I have not decided what to do next on this part.
I like what Charlene did with her flower!
This is Jacqui's leaf. It was fun to see how everyone's projects were different even though we all started with the same basic flower pattern.
This is another class sample made by Jill.
It was hard to pack everything up and head home at the end of the day. The day went by too fast--I was wishing we could stay longer and keep sewing.
Jill took a class picture before we left.
Show and tell at the next few guild meetings should be interesting!
Thanks Jill, for a great workshop!