Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Jumpstart in Hand Stitching

Imani W-R: Running stitch in blue velvet.

Oh's been a month since I last posted!
I'll be catching up over the next few days with posts about stitching.

This first post shows work from the Jumpstart in Hand Stitching workshop that I taught in early January. The Jumpstart workshop is a 2-day fast track version of my five session Hand Stitching class. It includes Journal Prompts, Samplers and Challenges (though not as many as the five session class...obviously!). We had a great weekend...and the students really bonded over stitching.

Here are some of the journal entries...

Imani W-R: Journal with stitched samples.

Linda M.: Journal entry.

Patricia de P W: Journal entry.
 Here are some of the stitch samplers. Students focused on line stitches, looped stitches, and texture stitches.

Linda M: Line and Looped Stitches Sampler
Linda M.: Texture Stitch Sampler.
Jodie F.: Stitch Sampler.
Liz E.: Line and Looped Stitch Sampler.
Ruth T.: Line and Looped Stitch Sampler.
Patricia de P-W: Texture Sampler.
Susan G.: Line and Looped Stitch Sampler.

Students then did some Challenge pieces which included reverse applique and layering.

Helen B.: Couching on wool jacket.
Helen B.: Reverse applique.
Helen B.: Weaving with cheesecloth.
Imani W-R: Texture Challenge.
Jodie F.: Layers.

Laurie T.: Texture and layers.

Linda M. : Commercial Fabric Challenge (see journal entry above).
Linda M.: Layers.
Liz E.: Layers.
Liz E.: Layers.
Liz E.: Line and Couching.
Melanie H.: Layers.
Patricia de P.-W.: Layers.

Ruth T.: Couching.
Ruth T. : Layers.
Susan G.: Texture