Stunning Stitchers

 

This little elephant came trotting along last week to catch up with his friends. Beautifully embroidered by Sue T.

 

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I’ll just show you her Metal thread woodpecker while we’re at it shall I ?

 

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Not much you can say except ‘Wow !’

Another ‘Wow!’ is Nicola’s Crewelwork parrot, which as usual she had finished and framed by the day after the course !

Oh, bother, can’t get the picture up as it says it’s zippered, never mind, you’ll just have to imagine how lovely it is !

Last weekend we had a stumpwork course at the shop. We were working on sheep, lots of lovely woolly sheep ! Everyone who attended the course can now do French knots blindfolded with one arm behind their backs !

 

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One of my regular groups of girls came for the day last weekend, all working on different, but equally beautiful projects. Max is making a large bed quilt in a stunning array of purple fabrics ….

 

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This was just the layout and arranging stage !

Jackie is already planning for Christmas. She started an applique table runner in lovely muted shades and a folksy design …..

 

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…. she also made a Marvel comics cushion for her nephew too !

Carol was a woman on a mission, she wanted to do dressmaking and to learn how to use her new sewing machine. She achieved both and went home with a beautiful blue chambray top – she even made her own bias binding to give it a very professional look!  I didn’t get a picture of the finished garment unfortunately, but this is it in progress ….

 

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Yesterday we had two people who had travelled a bit further than some to come and spend a day at Croft Myl. ‘V’ had come all the way from Scotland and her nephew Sean had come from Boston Spa. They both wanted to learn rag rugging and made a lot of progress in the course of the session. They went home with their projects well underway …..

 

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Last week I spent an afternoon at Bradford Cathedral with my friend Emma. We went to have a look at the work a group of embroiderers are doing to create some large canvaswork pieces. We are hoping we may be able to get more involved with the project, time allowing !

 

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Another friend, Emily Precious, has had a piece of her Goldwork featured in the ‘Inspirations’ magazine online ‘Embroidery News’. It is the stunning blue peacock which I showed a picture of previously. She kindly gave me a mention as being her tutor, and Chrissy for running courses at the Fabbadashery.

Finally, Beckie and Tom went for a day walking in Hardcastle Crags recently and the lovely Beckie took this amazing photo for me. I will definitely be stitching this little fellow as soon as I get a few minutes spare !

 

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