Sunday, 25 April 2010

Little Books

I had a lovely day yesterday at Art and Stitch, teaching a small group of ladies how to make little books... which involved lots of free machining and making cords as well as some simple book construction.

This was one of the samples I made before the class.

And this was the one I made during the class to demonstrate the technique... which proved just a little bit ambitious!

But I got there in the end.

As ever, the variety of interpretations and designs was a delight and these are what the class produced.






I'm back at Art and Stitch in October teaching more free machine embroidery techniques... I would love to see you there!

19 comments:

  1. Wish I'd come to your class instead of wasting time making stuff for the fair I did today ...

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  2. I love the daisy book, really pretty. Wish I could come so you could teach me wonderful new skills but tis just too far away :(
    xxx

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  3. Oh, they are lovely - I really like the pansy one.

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  4. How pretty they are. I'll try to get to the next one in the autumn. PS do you want those seeds?

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  5. Very cute - I love small books. You can never have too many!

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  6. Love your books, especially the tree one.

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  7. Gina, your books are so fine, and I think that you should be very glad that other folks want to learn how to begin to make their own books. (This from someone who has never, never even considered making her own book!)

    xo

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  8. The Daisy book is gorgeous, and no doubt your students will go home and build on what you have taught them. Lucky ladies!

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  9. Looks like a very creative time was had by all!

    Free machine embroidery - mmmmm tempting! But it would need investing in a machine... maybe not something on this year's list! I'm happy to admire your work.

    Celia

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  10. The little books are gorgeous! I wish I could have been in your class too! Lucy x

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  11. The books are so lovely. I bet they can't resist going home and making loads more.

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  12. Hi Gina,
    I do wish you were a bit closer and then I could have a book making day, it looks fun.x

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  13. What lovely little books, and what a great time you must all have had. I shall have to move I think as all the best classes are too far away!

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  14. They're all beautiful but my favourite just has to be the daisy one - gorgeous!!

    xxx

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  15. Well, since I'm commenting right after the lovely Mrs. Moog, I'll have to agree with her -- my favorite is the daisy one!

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  16. What a beautiful collection of books - specially love the pansy.

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  17. Just a thimbleful....


    What is the fascination of little books? And oh, the angst before we actually USE one! Lovely work as usual

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  18. Oh the books look lovely, wished I could have been there with you. Still hopefully in October. Everyone loved the course.

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