Black Belt in Embroidery.

 

One of my friends once described me as a ‘black belt in embroidery’ ! I was very flattered, it is the only discipline in which I stand a chance of becoming a black belt !

However, when my son Tom asked me to alter his  new ‘gi’  he wears for his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts I couldn’t resist trying it on.

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I think it must be the camera angle. I am actually taller than 3 feet in real life !

We had our second Wednesday afternoon get-together at The Fabbadashery last week. Everyone brought pieces they were already working on and we had a fun afternoon ( riotous might be a better description !) with a variety of projects underway.

Jason had created another ‘Crazy Creature’ since I’d last seen him. I think this one was called ‘Stitchy’……..

 

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….. mmm’ I wonder what goes on in Jason’s head ?!!

Some more Crazy Creatures also arrived on Wednesday…..

 

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Saturday saw two courses at The Fabbadashery. In the morning we had a Beginners Embroidery class, working on either an embroidery stitch sampler, a  Cottage Garden or Meadow Flowers embroidered picture.

These are works in progress ….

 

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The afternoon course was a fragrant session spent making beautiful silk , lace and ribbon, lavender filled hearts ….

 

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…they look quite Victorian I think.

Now to some of my star pupils !

Two of my star pupils came for the day on Monday. As usual it was an action packed day as I had lots of projects planned for them.

They went home having appliqued and stitched calico bags, made jewellery, and created some fabulous cards with stamping, embossing and drawing….

 

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Another of my star pupils is Christy in York, she has been on many of my courses with her Mum and friends. She has sent me a couple of pictures of a cushion she has made for a friend’s birthday.

I think it is fabulous to see how learning the basic skills of sewing/ applique/embroidery, combined with tons of imagination, can result in brilliant pieces like this !!!!

 

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Christy's monkey

 

I think she has a very lucky friend !!