Saturday, 13 October 2012

Just Popping by...

I know I said I was away... But I made record time back from Yorkshire this evening (The roads were very clear... I wasn't speeding... honest) and I thought that if I didn't share the photos of the work made in the class today right away, by the time I got around to it there would be something else to post about and then I wouldn't get around to it at all... you know what it's like.
 
 
So here we are... fifteen lovely ladies in the beautiful village of Snape in North Yorkshire working on a Tyvek playday... and these are the results of their endeavours.

 
They made fabulous flowers, scrumptious seedheads and beautiful beads.

 
I can't give credit to many individuals because I confess I did not learn very many names but the seedhead above and the work in the previous photo belonged to Julie who incorporated silk fabric and lace into her seedheads with amazing effect.

 
As for all the others... just enjoy the photos of their wonderful work...









 
I must mention Nancy who made the flower above despite not really enjoying machine stitching at all... but I did let her stitch the petals together by hand!


 
This pair of seedheads looked really frosty in real life with their silver stitching.

 
I was well looked after by Diane, who provided a super lunch and afternoon tea with cake for us all today as well as feeding me and giving me a bed for the night on Friday. Thank you Diane and thank you to all the ladies of the Snape Textiles Group for working so hard and making it such a fun workshop.

 
Now if you'll excuse me I really do need to go to bed!

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Will you ever share this technique with us? Or how can we get instructions? I live in the USA.

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  2. Gorgous work, I especially love the seed heads..

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  3. Really lovely. I'm thinking poinsettias ...

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  4. Wow, super work there, they make an amazing bouquet in the last shot. That's a long old drive Gina, hope you slept well!

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  5. Gorgeous work - your ladies must have had a super time with you. I particularly like the distressed blue flower in your second photo, and the seedheads are wonderful.

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  6. wow! These are fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

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  7. oh yum Gina. some gorgeous creations there.looks like a fun time was had be everyone.

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  8. Well your students have done really well, those are all beautiful but I especially like the seed-heads.

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  9. Wow - they are really beautiful! I love to see the individuality - colours, textures, shape, embellishing - all different. Fab. x Jo

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  10. Absolutely beautiful work!!!
    Vivienne x

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  11. Fantastic flowers - I really like the seed pods best. Very inspiring!

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  12. Yay for the Snape ladies! I've been there twice. They do make you welcome don't they? And they produced lovely work for you. The village is beautiful too. Altogether its a great experience. A long long way for you though.

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  13. Just had a chance to catch up on your blog since I got back, gosh you are a busy blogger! Lovely work from the Snape ladies, and thanks for the summary of the K&S show, I had already heard from Pam that it was a bit cross-making, and I decided to give it a miss this year, so I was glad you showed a small selection of some of the best bits. And I just know that if I'd have gone I would have bought more stuff I didn't need!

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  14. Just had a chance to catch up on your blog since I got back, gosh you are a busy blogger! Lovely work from the Snape ladies, and thanks for the summary of the K&S show, I had already heard from Pam that it was a bit cross-making, and I decided to give it a miss this year, so I was glad you showed a small selection of some of the best bits. And I just know that if I'd have gone I would have bought more stuff I didn't need!

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  15. Gina, I can see why you'd want to post these photos. Your students obviously know their nature well, and were able to truly benefit from your workshop.

    Bravo to all involved! Hoping you've now gotten a bit of a rest?

    xo

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  16. The flowers and seedheads are lovely. I know Tyvek isn't one of your favourites but you must admit you can can create some wonderful results.
    It was great to see you last week and have a brief catch up. I hope you manage to get some r&r. Take care of yourself.

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