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!
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.|
|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.
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.
|Erika C. |
Next week's theme is Texture...stay tuned!
What fun you're having! Wish I'd been there.ReplyDelete
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!Delete
Looks like fun!ReplyDelete
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.Delete
WOW! I'm staying tuned in!ReplyDelete
Yay!! It's been so much fun, Mary Ann!Delete
Wow - so cool! Is this an online class or in person! You can reach me at colleendesigns AT yahoo DOT comReplyDelete
Hi Colleen- Right now the class is "in person". I'm considering making an online version.Delete
What wonderful stitchery...love all the patterning.ReplyDelete
Thanks Win- It's been a lot of fun to teach...I get excited each time I enter the classroom!Delete