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Front view
 Hello all,
I hope you're making the most of the sunshine.  I'm off out for a walk after this post.
I've really been enjoying my sewing recently and thought you might like to see a few things I've been up to.
So here are the 4 sides of a house I've made inspired by an article in Quilting Arts December 2013 and January 2014 edition.
I'm really pleased with the results.
Side View
Side view
Side view

 I'm really pleased with this piece.  It's combined a number of techniques: screen printing, machine and hand embroidery using sheers.  I had great fun with this and am very pleased I have a couple of other pieces to use.  

 I'm making reasonable progress with my crewel embroidery and have really surprised myself with my ability.

And finally here are a couple of examples from Angie Hughes talk at the Leamington Embroiderers Guild talk.  Unfortunately I could make the class, but I'm sure those who did had a great time.  The talk was very inspiring and I came home with my head buzzing with ideas.
Talk care all and make the most of the sunshine!


Hi Sarah

You would certainly have enjoyed Angie's workshop. We had a really productive day - good outcomes and a lot of fun.

I do like your crewel work - what is the design?

See you soon,

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