Saturday, 7 May 2011

Fantabulous!

At Young Embroiderers today we started out by creating needle felted fabric. Twelve girls stabbing away with felting needles and not a single felted finger... I was pretty impressed! When their fabric was made they then cut out little people shapes which they then embroidered and assembled into "Button Babes"... colourful little brooches for their lapels! As ever I was totally blown away by the results, which I'm sure you will agree are amazing.

The two above were made by Grace and her Granny Moira (who is a very young and glamorous granny!) Grace made the one with red and yellow legs... and when I tell you she is only six and did virtually all of the felting and sewing entirely on her own I'm sure you'll be as impressed as I was!

The ones above and in the two photos below were made by Skye, Nikki, Imogen, Jemima, Francesca, Abigail, Sophie, Scarlett, Bluebell, Heather and Tabby... and although I can remember who made most of them there are one or two I'm not sure about... so sorry not to credit you individually girls! All fabulous though!




The three below were made by my trusty band of helpers Gill, Pam and Ann

And in a special photo all to herself is the one made by Abigail and Francesca's Mum, Rhian... because she claims she can't really sew. Looks pretty good to me!

And just before I put my camera away, Nikki produced a second one so here are her two together. Such beautiful stitching.


I know I say this every time but you have worked so hard, produced such beautiful results and as ever are a delight to work with. Thank you all my girls, helpers, mums and grannies!

19 comments:

  1. Those are absolutely lovely - I adore the button faces, and they seem to have individual personalities!

    Pomona x

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  2. Lovely - and haven't the girls got fabulous names too?

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  3. if only we'd all had stitching and textile lessons like this when I was at school. fab results Gina.

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  4. The photo's are lovely. It was a great fun day and the girls were an absolute joy to work with. Their colour choices quality of work were inspiring.

    Ann

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  5. Fabulous results from what must have been a fantastic workshop Gina. It is easy to see that everyone had a great time.

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  6. These are great Gina, why don't you send me something for the branch page on the EG Regional Website.

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  7. thank you Gina for such an lovely day. Grace really enjoyed making her brooch and Hope was unimpressed with mine (good! It will rub shoulders with two other 'eyeless' creations!)I'm pleased to say I had great fun making it.
    I was so impressed with all the girl's work. Gorgeous colours and stitches. Well done you!

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  8. Wonderful results by everyone! How lucky to have such a class and create something useful, as well as stylish! Lucky girls, and Mums, and helpers, and Grans!

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  9. Really lovely, as always. I have just shown my tow all your YE posts and they think the children are very clever indeed!

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  10. They're all brilliant. Such lovely girly creations, well done girls!
    Vivienne x

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  11. Sweet, colorful and fun! thanks for sharing.

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  12. So colourful and pretty. Jane x

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  13. Guess that's sorted what the Girl and I will be doing later then...

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  14. Gina,
    It really cheers me up when I see young people doing something creative - and doing it so well. You cannot put a value on the enthusiasm and skills you are engendering in them. Equally you can't put a value on the pleasure it is giving you - but the fact that it gives you the greatest of pleasure comes across loud and clear!

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  15. It was a lovely day and I look forward to helping out again x

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  16. They're fantastic! It's so important to create a project that children can finish in one session, especially when the results are as lovely as these! Was the hair left free from the needle felting or was it added later? http://underatopazsky.wordpress.com/

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  17. Wow.... great job all of them! I'm pretty impressed about them not stabbing their fingers too...seeing as I still do it on occasion.... as much as it hurts..you would think I might learn to be more careful.

    Such cute little dollies.....

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