Friday, 27 March 2015

A Fabulous Five on Friday

This week I thought I would share five finished projects from my year two City and Guilds students, with whom I was working last weekend. They are nearly at the end of their course and have all worked so hard to produce some amazing items.

1. Ann made this beautiful lace bag using a set of vintage handles that she picked up at a bring and buy sale. The body of the bag combines bought lace combined with free machine embroidery.


2. Scilla spent hours designing and constructing this wonderful tea light lantern which has been stitched onto a dissolvable fabric in order to construct the lace like panels. When she started the course, one of Scilla's ambitions was to be able to design her own projects and she has achieved this with considerable skill and flourish.


3. Tracey devised her own method of stitching onto tin foil to create the amazing panels on her bag. The design is based on tree bark and she has called it "No more tears" in memory of her Mum.


4. Each student has to complete one project using the automatic patterns on their machines and Jane has constructed this fabulous elegant cushion from woven strips of silk. It takes a lot of skill to make something look so simple and elegant as this.


5. Last but not least, Anne made this fun and quirky fish box with three separate compartments, which also uses the automatic patterns on her machine.
 

I love to see how each student progresses through the course and develops their own individual style. Fantastic work ladies!

Joining in with Amy for Five on Friday.

23 comments:

  1. Such beautiful projects from some talented students. Lovely to see.

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  2. Excellent work, well done to everyone!
    V x

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  3. They are all lovely! However, the bag is beautiful and such a wonderful tribute. It is very touching. Have a lovely weekend x

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  4. Fabulous work! You've got to take a little credit as their teacher. x

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  5. What an amazing post. I love how diverse the projects are. you must be a fantastic teacher to enthuse your students to produce such highly original and stunning pieces. Loved this post, thanks for sharing

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  6. Wow, what an incredibly talented group of students you have! They are all incredible aren't they. I could not choose between these items, they would all be treasures wouldn't they. You must be very proud of them. Of course they had a wonderful teacher!!! Thank you so much for joining in. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

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  7. Very impressive projects, they all have some real talent.

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  8. Wow! Everything is so diverse. I'll have to look at those automatic stitches on my machine.Great work Gina.

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  9. You have very talented students! I do love the 'no more tears' bag, it is such a lovely way to remember a beloved person. Have a great weekend. x

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  10. What lovely work - so diverse and they must all be delighted x

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  11. Beautiful! Must be a wonderful class!

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  12. Beautiful work and all so different.

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  13. What beautiful projects, such a lot of time and effort went into them. I’m visiting from 5 on Friday, where I’ve joined for the first time this week.

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  14. It's always wonderful to see how creative people can be Gina and this is no exception. What a variety of different projects. Just goes to show how different and clever we all are.

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  15. Amazing work and each piece is so different. You must be delighted with your students' work - they can be proud of themselves.

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  16. A truly excellent collection of work there, Gina. What a talented bunch of students, with a fantastic tutor!

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  17. I studied City and Guilds and it is a lot of work so I congratulate these ladies and you too for your work with them.

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  18. Gorgeous pieces and also a credit to a wonderful guide and mentor to allow such diverse talents to flourish

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  19. Gosh, didn't they do brilliantly? Well done to all your students and, of course, to you, too.

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  20. Gosh your students are very talented aren't they, well done you x

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  21. Goodness, aren't those pieces fabulous? Some very clever ladies there.

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  22. Gina, please pass my compliments on to your studends. As I looked at each of these creations and your descriptions, I kept thinking about how different each resulting creation was...well, what I mean is is, actually.

    You must be so pleased to see the variety in these creations. Clearly, each student had an individual concept, and with your guidance was able to bring forth a wonderful result.

    Although I am tempted to pick a favorite, I cannot. I praise them all, and definitely you, too, dear Gina.

    xp

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  23. Hi Gina, I've called in via Five on Friday and I think I'll be calling in again! Wonderful work, thank you for sharing it. (And An Officer And A Gentleman is not trash!!) x

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