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


  1. Julie, It is exciting to see the work undertaken by your students. Thank you for sharing.

    1. It was a great, fast-paced workshop. So much fun and exciting to see the different results from challenges. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Good assortment of stitches. I've been pleased with couching and you have some fine examples here!