Sunday, 6 February 2011

Shimmering Sheers

One week ago I was teaching machine embroidery to someone as young as 10 years old....

and yesterday I was teaching machine embroidery to someone as young as 87 years old... which is fantastic because it just goes to show, age is no barrier when it comes to machine embroidery!

I spent Saturday in Suffolk with sixteen lovely ladies from the Stitch Skills Swap Shop, teaching a class called Shimmering Sheers.

Lots of sheer fabrics combined with plenty of sequins, beads, foils and sparkle and the ladies all went home with a little sparkly bag and several twinkling flowers.

You can see Jacky's results here and I'm sure there will be lots of pictures on the 4S blog very soon. And if you fancy a "Shimmering Sheers" day I will be teaching the same workshop at Art and Stitch on May 21st.

Although if you belong to a Guild or a stitching group I could bring Shimmering Sheers directly to you... whether you are 10 or 87! Just get in touch.

20 comments:

  1. Maybe I could just offer you free accommodation in Latvia :o)? Such a shame that I can't really get to much these days being out in the sticks, as I remember many moons ago, thoroughly enjoying an Art Van Go session at our embroidery class. Sorry can't remember if it was you or someone else who was teaching it but I loved my Markal oil sticks purchased at that time - which reminds me, must get some more.

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  2. Beautiful work! I especially love the grey and blue. :)
    Vivienne x

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  3. Another range of beautiful samples Gina - it's the sign of a good tutor when the students turn out such lovely pieces. How lovely to have such a wide age range among your classes. We're never too young nor too old to learn.

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  4. isn't that satisfying to find interest in such a wide age range. It's lovely that stitching is taking off and isn't just something vile you had to do at school any more.

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  5. Thanks for putting on the picture of the bracelet. I had another go at the braid this afternoon, machine still didn't like it, even after a clean and new needle, so I gave in and made one from totally different threads. Hopefully carry on tomorrow at 4S.

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  6. Those are all gorgeous, very impressive work!

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  7. hope I can find my way round an embroidery needle when I'm in my eighties...amazing!

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  8. There is nothing nicer I can think of than shimmering sheers. That green/brown silk looks wonderful
    Have a fab week and thanks for entering my giveaway. Sorry I haven't been around for a while but hope to pop by a bit more often again from now on xx

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  9. GORGEOUS. And as for the Art & Stitch date - hmmmmm. Let me talk to the Financial Director ;-)

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  10. Amazing - such a vast age range, and very encouraging. I'm almost looking forward to being 87! Lovely work.

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  11. Really beautiful. Learning really has no age limit! x

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  12. Hi Gina
    It has been lovely reading your posts and catching up with you. Sounds like you have had lots of fun of late. Take care,

    Sam x

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  13. Gina, I have said it before and will say it again. How do you possibly find time to do all that you do?

    I bet that some of the older embroiderers in your recent machine embroidery class also told you lots about their wealth of hand-held needle embroidery. What a wonderful opportunity to trade info, stitch by stitch.

    xo

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  14. I'm always envious of the people that get to come to your classes Gina! Such beautiful creations! Lucyx

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  15. I wish you did a workshop in my neck of the woods...

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  16. Here's hoping I am still sprightly and lively when I am 87! Lovely work as always. :O)

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  17. Gina this is stunning work and I think it's wonderful you get a complete range of ages joining your workshops.

    I also enjoyed your previous post about the Foundlings Museum, I must try and get to that before it finishes next month.

    Kate

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  18. Inspiring stitching, loving your blog.

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  19. aha!! found 'em..... finally found what it is you do with the foils.... very pretty and what fun it must be....

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