The fourth session of my fall Hand Stitching class focused on Layers. We experimented with applique, reverse applique, weaving fabric strips, couching and connecting stitches. Enjoy the variety!
|Alice A.: Folded and stitched.|
|Grace M.: Grace designed a new stitch! The Fish Hook Stitch.|
|Grace M.: Mountains.|
|Marine W.: Front|
|Marine W.: Back|
|Marine W.: Front.|
|Marine W.: Back.|
|Returning student, Ann Z. stitched this Ireland landscape. In the end she did a bit of "editing" by being brave and cutting the piece apart. This decision seemed to work quite well. I do not have a photo though!|
|Jan B. another continuing student completed this landscape of the Three Sisters.|
|Jan also completed this piece started in the spring Story Cloth class.|
|Jan started this beach piece in class.|
In the last class (fifth class session), students had the option of turning their samplers into an accordion style book or a portfolio. Some students decided that they wanted to do a wall hanging. We focused on how to create covers and also page spreads (which, if turned 90 degrees, could become a wall hanging!).
|Alissa W. decided to make a wall hanging.|
|A page spread by Grace M.|
|Gretchen K.: Portfolio cover.|
|Judy M.: Book cover.|
|Judy M.: Book cover.|
Fantastic work students!!!
If you live in the Washington D.C. area....or would like to visit for a weekend...I'll be giving a weekend "Jumpstart" version of this class on January 7 and 8, 2017. Hand Stitching Continued: Surface and Structure is a 5-session continuing version of the Hand Stitching class that will focus on moving into more textured, 3-D stitched work. The class starts on January 18. Registration is now open for both classes. Feel free to leave a comment if you'd like more information.
Using the black and white fabrics/threads is stunning and the stitches and the creative expression is wonderful. Glad I stopped by!ReplyDelete
Glad you stopped by too, Mary Ann. Putting limits on the color and size really opens students up to explore.Delete
And what a variety there is!!! Great work!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Robbie... it was so exciting to see what each student produced. The students were so supportive of ea other and excited to see each others work ea week.Delete