Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Machine Embroidery

Sorry for the fits and starts posting lately. Teaching is taking up more time than I thought this year. And in-between, it is hard to do more than garner strength for the next session!

Anyway, here are a few photos of some improvisation going on in the Machine Embroidery course. It is exciting to see how they are taking the techniques and doing things with them on their own.

Here is a happy rescue. One of the other students tried the texture on the cooling rack with a black velvet the week before. However, you need to dampen the fabric so it clings into the grid a bit better...and well...the black velvet bled. While she and I were rescuing the cover of the table top ironing board which I think belongs the the quilt class (yikes!) Delia spied the interfacing and saw the potential (before I could snap it up!). So, the other student said she could have it, as she was going to throw it away.
And look how Delia has worked into it!

Also, Heather has made a wonderfully bright sampler of bobbinwork.

And last week she started couching strips of fabric down onto her broomsticked fabric...by the end of the class, she had started to add green stems for a lovely abstract bouquet. Can't wait to see the final version!

Some other fun stuff going on.

So, we shall see what happens tomorrow when we stitch on paper and metal!

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