Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Rich Stories

I've been eagerly awaiting this last class of Fabric Painting, Printing, and Stitching to Tell a Story with Cloth (aka Story Cloth). I was not disappointed...

As Barbara, Susan and Jane pulled out their projects, I felt overwhelmed by the rich colors and beautiful stitches.

This was Barbara's first experience with stitching freely, letting the emotion of her story carry her needle and thread. She grew up in Hungary learning traditional stitchery so this was a new experience. She is certainly a natural!

Susan brought in two pieces with her printed figures. The class enjoyed interpreting all the possible stories reflected in this simple (yet really complex) piece made from printed tea bags.

The second piece is also very mysterious...who are these figures? The stitching is quite beautiful and rhythmic.

Jane continued to work on her humorous story of the moles and her son's dog. She has wonderful plans for this piece that is coming together. She has a deadline...her son's birthday in mid-June. I can't wait to see the finished piece!

We are planning to get together in a month to see how the pieces progress. It might be time for me to join in with a story of my own!

Thank you students! You were such a rewarding group to teach!


  1. Sounds like fun. Beautiful results from everyone.

    1. Hi Susan- It was such a fun class to teach! I was overwhelmed by the results..

  2. It was such a fun class to do I miss it:) It had just the right balance between techniques and the freedom we had to create our own project. I am almost almost finished with my 10 hoops. Actually they are finished but I've decided to do some fine tuning on them so they fit better together. Looking forward to our catch up session ladies! So nice to see my work on a blog like this:) I am going to continue stitching stories. I just love the idea, and all the feelings it brings as I am stitching. THANK YOU JULIE :) Barbara Cieleszky

    1. THANK YOU, Barbara! You were an absolute pleasure to have in class. I was astounded by your project and can't wait to see the final pieces. I'm just thrilled that you plan to continue to tell stories with cloth and stitch and I can't wait to see more of them!