Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Let's Get Stitching!

Amy L.

I'm just SO excited! Why?... My new class in Hand Stitching started a week ago! Today (Class #2) I got to see some of the results...which I'm sharing here. I'm already seeing individual voices in this group of eleven talented students. They are a dream class!

Amy L.
Jan B.
Jodie F.

I put some parameters on our stitching samplers and challenges...black and white and gray. Students will stitch at least one Stitch Sampler and at least one Stitch Challenge piece from a list of challenges I've put together for each class. The end goal, is a very individual stitch book. Students are also keeping a journal so that they can "dialog" with their stitching experiences along the way.

Journal entry by Erika C.
Judy B.
Judy B.
Ann Z.

Fabrics designs using ink and thread/string by Ann Z.
We spent the first class painting and printing fabrics and starting in on the theme of Line with Running, Back and Stem stitches.

Lee W.
Lee W.
Peggy G.
Peggy G.
Sarah H.
Sarah H.

Today's class focused on the theme of Pattern and Rhythm and "looped" stitches: Fly, Detached Chain, Chain and Buttonhole. We had a great time today playing with variations.

Amy P-G.
Erika C.
Jodie F.
Lee W.

Next week's theme is Texture...stay tuned!


10 comments:

  1. What fun you're having! Wish I'd been there.

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    1. Hey girl! Been loving what you've been working on...stitching into paper...Guess stitching is "in the air"! Do you know the work of Emily Barletta? She does stitching into paper...some really great work. Miss You!

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    1. Hi Florence...We ARE having a great time! Lots of playing with the stitches and seeing how far we can stretch things. I'm loving seeing all the different directions students are taking this.

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    1. Yay!! It's been so much fun, Mary Ann!

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  4. Wow - so cool! Is this an online class or in person! You can reach me at colleendesigns AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Hi Colleen- Right now the class is "in person". I'm considering making an online version.

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  5. What wonderful stitchery...love all the patterning.

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    1. Thanks Win- It's been a lot of fun to teach...I get excited each time I enter the classroom!

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