Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Class catch up

This Tuesday was the last class this term for my weekly machine embroidery group. Over the past couple of weeks they have been stitching on Lutradur, a man made material that can be painted and distressed with heat. They made landscape type images which they then stiched into book covers and these are some of the results:






And Pat brought in a cushion that she'd finished using a technique of stitching onto tapestry canvas that we did in the autumn.

I've not posted much recently from the Zigzag group, mostly because we haven't had a meeting since before Christmas and also because they have been working over several months on a piece for an exhibition. These are now virtually all finished ready for the exhibition at the Haberdasher's Aske School in Elstree, Herts on May 9th. They started with this picture which was cut into pieces and each member had a piece as inspiration. The only rule was to produce a 2-D textile approx A4 size.

I can't show you their finished pieces before the exhibition but this is a taster of some of the work... some were inspired by colour or shape and others by the subject matter but each one is very different but also very beautiful. Super work ladies... well done!



I'll show the full pictures after the exhibition.

14 comments:

  1. Those landscapes using Lutrador are delightful and your group's project looks most interesting. I look forward to seeing the finished work.

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  2. Oh Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

    Gina, you shouldn't be allowed to show us work like this! Mere mortals like me can't cope!

    You can tell your students from me that that is some seriously fantastic work!

    I'm green with envy!

    Lucy x

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  3. These are gorgeous Gina!

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  4. lovely work,wish I could come to one of your workshops,looks like great fun!

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  5. Oh wow - what wonderful pieces of work. I would SO love to be able to do stuff like that. I'm going to have to look more seriously into machine embroidery. Another thing for the 'to try' list?!

    x

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  6. I really like the 3rd and 4th pics - such lovely colours - your students are very clever - I expect that might be something to do with their tutor though ;o)

    Monda
    x

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  7. Love your landscapes,and the tasters make the exhibition look very tempting.

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  8. The landscapes are glorious - just why is it that you are so far away???? Dale

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  9. This is wonderful work from all your ladies, Gina. They should all be congratulated! Well done to you too for such expert teaching.

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  10. Gina - those landscapes are fabulous. Some really lovely work.

    Thank you for your recent kind comments, & I will be writing to David & Margaret soon - thanks for passing on my regards :)

    Phillipa x

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  11. I love the original image..where is from?
    We did one at Preston EG a few years ago and it was a great success.

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  12. Love, love, love the landscapes, especially the one with the broght greens.

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  13. Wow! Such beautiful work! You should come to Seattle and do a workshop out here!
    Cheers,
    Dionne

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