Thursday, March 23, 2017

Stitch-In March 2017

Detail from Cheryl C.'s piece.

A small group for this month's Stitch-In...the "old gang" (some of the original members). Great conversations and lots of interesting work.

Cheryl blew us away with her new piece in-process and her plans for a piece utilizing the sampler from last month. This piece is the start of a new autobiographical series. Cheryl is looking ahead to these pieces becoming a published book and an exhibit. Her excitement is really contagious!

Cheryl C.: In-process piece.

Peggy is working on a series of  "healing cloths". These are part of a ministry for her church. She is making them and they will be given to others in need of healing. She decided to use a soft flannel as a background so that they will be comfortable to hold in addition to the healing colors, designs and words. This is so inspiring to me!

Peggy G.: Healing cloth.
Peggy G.: Healing cloth.
Peggy G.: Healing cloth.

Susan came straight from the Woodlawn Needlework Show. She brought along the catalog that had an interesting photo of an embroidery leaf. So Susan decided to create one of her own!

Susan P.: Inspired by the cover design.
Susan P.: Stitched leaf.

In addition, Susan continued work on a patchwork design she started at the last Stitch-In. She is adding couched details.

Susan P.: Couching on patchwork.

Barbara was inspired by the designs on her scarf (from Anthropologie).

Barbara C.'s scarf : Front side with stitch details.
Barbara C.'s scarf: Back side

She used this wooden piece as a stencil.

Barbara C. used this as a stencil! Ingenious!

And then started stitching on her beautiful hand-dyed fabric with variegated perle cotton  WonderFil threads from Artistic Artifacts (BTW: Artistic Artifacts is having a WonderFil Show and Tell on March 25). 

Barbara C.: Stitched designs. She's planning to turn this into a pillow.

I continued work on some samplers for the Boro and Beyond: The Versatile Running Stitch weekend workshop at Artistic Artifacts (this weekend!)

Some of my Boro samplers in-process.

Thanks for a great Stitch-In!

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