With all the excitement of the exhibition and various other family stuff going on in the background this week, I almost forgot that I was going to share some of the beautiful work made by my students at Missenden Abbey last weekend.
The idea was that they would start by learning various techniques for creating textured backgrounds whilst at the same time mastering some new stitches. Then they would do some stitching onto sheer fabrics and create motifs such as flowers that could be applied to their backgrounds. My sample was intended to be a field of daisies but ended up looking like a muddy pond of waterlilies. Ah well... things don't always go to plan!
The following are just a selection of the students' work and as ever I was thrilled by the variety and standard produced over the weekend. They all worked hard with some stunning results.
Thank you Pasqua, Linda, Shirley, Fiona, Mandy, Rosemary, Jenny and Penn. I certainly had a great weekend and I hope you did too. Special thanks to Linda for sending me photos (I forgot my camera). And if you would like to have a weekend doing machine embroidery with me I'm teaching more courses later this year. You can keep up to date with what I'm teaching by signing up to my newsletter (link on the side bar). Hoping to catch up with some stuff at home today before another day in London tomorrow. Last couple of days to catch the exhibition