Saturday, 4 December 2010

Day Five

Yesterday was our last Young Embroiderers meeting of the year and I planned some Christmas Stockings for the girls to make.

Not only a chance to make a something seasonal but also the opportunity to learn some lovely traditional stitches - ribbed spider's web, french knots and blanket stitch.

It was only a small group of five girls and we had a shorter meeting than usual as it was followed by our Guild's Christmas Tea, but still they managed some brilliant results and Charlie and Abigail even got theirs finished

I think they are fantastic... so well done Charlie, Abigail, Jemima, Skye and Tabby. Looking forward to our next meeting in January when I think we might get the machines out! And well done for putting up with my taste in music... at least I didn't get out the Christmas songs!

And in the spirit of Christmas I thought I might have an impromptu giveaway... if you or someone you know would like to win my sample stocking pictured above, just leave me a comment to tell me the age and sex of the recipient and I might just pick out your name and send it your way filled with a few bits and bobs. I'll pick a winner on Wednesday...
P.S. I've changed the post options on this three times so that it says Sunday 5th December... but it keeps reverting back to 4th... it's NOT... it's the 5th!

23 comments:

  1. Great stocking Gina, That ribbed spider web looks complex though...

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  2. I love those stitches. I have a certain niece who would love your stocking too!

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  3. Learning can be such fun, especially with a clever design like your stocking. I bet the girls were thrilled with their results. I love the spider web wheels.

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  4. Oh, so sweet, what clever little people! Don't put me in the draw this time - much as I love it we have stockings coming out of our ears - but I would love to learn how to make your spider webs one of these days!

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  5. The stockings are lovely, your YE are very talented.

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  6. Lovely stockings! I like the ribbed spiderweb stitch, I've never seen that before! Well done to your young embroider's their stockings look great too! :) x

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  7. The stockings are perfect - didn't they do well?! Love that ribbed spider web - makes a super snowflake (ps. don't enter my comment in the draw - just wanted to say Hi)

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  8. I must come along and join your Guild - partly so I can come and join in with the Young Embroiderers!
    You'll have to let me know when the meeting is. x

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  9. My, but ribbed spider's web looks an interesting stitch to have a go at.....
    Incidentally, I "sussed" the paper stars by the way........ well, sort of..... mine looks a tad crumpled, but maybe after a bit of practice...........

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  10. Love the stockings you all made. I got a homemade one that my mum made when I was little. Makes it that little bit extra special than shop bought ones.
    If I win I'm give the stocking to my little boy Emrys who is 2.

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  11. Lovely as always, Gina. I think my 3 year grandson, Callum deserves one to make up for the lack of attention to him after the birth of his baby brother and 3 baby cousins!

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  12. What a lovely stocking, I love the green, my favourite colour!
    Well done to the girls on their excellent work too!!
    Vivienne x

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  13. I love these stockings ... the spider's web stitch with the French knots surely does make a striking snowflake design!

    (I'm not entering the competition, but really wanted to compliment you on your talent at embroidery and inspiration to young folks.)

    xo

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  14. That spider's web stitch is really nice. I'll have to try it. I'd love to enter into your stocking draw please and I have to admit I'd like it for myself!

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  15. Will (now 7!!!) would really appreciate your stocking, but I really must get him along to our young embroiderers- he'd love it!

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  16. the stockings look great Gina and my grandaughter Phoebe would just love it

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  17. ps forgot to say - that recipe of yours for the brownies was perfect

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  18. Oh that ribbed spiders web is beautiful - I love it in combination with the lace Gina. What talented girls.

    i would love a chance to win and I think you know who it would be for. A (just turned) five year old and a two and a half-year old.

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  19. Beautiful stocking, probably a bit far to send but just in case my youngest granddaughter Millie aged 3 would love it.

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  20. The girls did a great job on their stockings. I love the ribbed spiders web stitch, will have to try it out myself.

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  21. What a great project! And didn't they all turn out well! You must be a wonderful instructor! Please don't put me in the draw: no young ones here to receive your lovely stocking) Best wishes

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  22. You've instructed well - the kids did a terrific job.

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  23. Such a cute idea Gina. I love that spiderweb stitch!

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