Thursday, 30 June 2011

Apologies

Hello all.
Apologies for lack of posts this month - thought I'd just sneak one in before the new month.  I can't believe it's going to be July tomorrow.  
Thought I'd share the completed work from my class with Linda Miller.
She was a great teacher and managed to get quite a large class of differing abilities to complete a piece of work on the day and inspired me to attempt a larger piece.
As you can see from the picture - both are finished.  I'm rather pleased with them.

She also came to deliver a talk to the Lutterworth Guild.  Very interesting to see lots of her work and to hear her approach.  A very smart cookie with an eye on the commercial side of things without compromising the quality of the art she produces.
I'm very excited about the next class I have -Francis Pickering.
See you all soon.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Talk at Leamington

Hello all.
Hope you're all well.
On Friday I went to the Leamington Embroiderers Guild talk given by Lesley Alexander.
Her work was really interesting and the description of her degree course at Manchester in Embroidery was interesting too. I really enjoyed looking at her sample books and finished pieces of work. It's made me realise that making up a sample book is vital - its shows what your machine can do and what results can be achieved with different threads and material. So I'm now going to try to start a sample book. I promise to show you how I get on.
What are you all up to?