Sunday, 8 November 2009

Missenden Abbey

I've been visiting Missenden Abbey, first as a student and more recently as a tutor for about ten years. It is so familiar it almost feels like a second home... I've even had the same bedroom for the past three years! It is a lovely environment for teaching and learning and I always enjoy going there. This weekend was no exception.

I was teaching a beginners machine embroidery class to a very small but select group of ladies... all complete beginners. When they saw the samples I had put out on Friday not one of them believed this is what they would produce by Sunday... but they did and here's the evidence...



Such fabulous work and this is just a selection of what they have achieved this weekend. Well done Jane, Clare, Sharon, Gwen, Ann and Dawn. You were a lovely group to teach and you did really well.
The next beginners weekend at Missenden Abbey is 5th - 7th February... maybe I will see some of you there?

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful work. Lucky ladies a whole weekend of sewing with you. Can't believe I'm the first to post.

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  2. Again you have worked your magic on a group of novice sew-ers Gina, well done.

    Are you still coming over this way early in the New Year?

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  3. Fantastic work from your ladies. It's in the calibre of the teacher!

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  4. I am sure you are a wonderful and inspiring teacher Gina. Love what your students have created!

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  5. They're a credit to you Gina - I can imagine you would be the most wonderful tutor!

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  6. nice work. and oh that abbey. what i couldn't create in that environment.....

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  7. What a cool place to hold classes. Looks like you and your students had a very productive weekend!

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  8. Missenden Abbey looks a beautiful place to work and find inspiration. The machine embroidery is beautiful (you are a very clever teacher Gina.) Jane x

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  9. just gorgeous, wish i could be one of your students!!!

    xx

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  10. They have produced lovely work, well done, Missenden Abbey looks a lovely place. Missed you at the ERTF conference though, but you can't be in two places can you?

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  11. what beautiful colourful pieces, Gina, looks like such fun and such a lovely place to teach.

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