Monday, 6 July 2015

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside....

Oh yes, I really do! But before the summer holidays begin, I really must wrap up the teaching year. I promised to post these photos many many weeks ago, so without further ado, here are the amaaaazing seascapes we stitched in class at the beginning of the summer term - some finished, some not quite:




Fiona


Libby


Jan 


Carole B


Kathy


Sue


Vix


Judith


Christine


detail of Morag's


Carole H




These last ones were "practice" pieces, for trying out different stitch techniques, but worthy of being framed in their own right! 

What a fantastic bunch of work - it was a bit of a trial run for my Missenden Abbey Summer School course and my guinea pigs students had to trust me with each step, especially those who didn't work from a photo. Most people ended up using a combination of working from imagination, memory or a photo. I think you'll agree they did a superb job, and every single one of them should be jolly proud of their work! 

So well done to all the Newick and Fairwarp ladies - see you in September if not before!

And if anyone else fancies giving a seascape a go, then there are still places available on my summer school in August. Full details are available here.

And I've just noticed that my two weekend classes for 2016 are also on the Missenden Abbey website! Here (lacy organza bags) and here (fabulous fearless free motion machine embroidery).

Looks like I'm going to be a bit busy...I really have to get this time-management malarky sorted out!

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous textures, colours and movement. They clearly have an excellent teacher :-)

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  2. They look great. Here's hoping your Missenden class fills up!

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  3. A great array of gestures. Hope the summer school goes well.

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  4. Curses to autocorrect!. A great array of textures!!

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  5. Oh how delicious, just caught up with a million of your posts, where have I been (obviously just round he corner from you!) What exciting 'eeks' you're having, too. You will deffo need your own space since you're doing all this wonderful teaching - wish I was just a little nearer! You should be very, very proud of your students, an excellent reflection of yourself.

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  6. They are gorgeous - some make me feel all Cornwall-y and some more east coast-y.

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