Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Machine Embroidery Class

Today was the first session of Machine Embroidery for Beginners, and we were a very select group of 6;- plus me!

This was ideal as it meant we all had enough time.

For some reason - blogger wont let me post all my pictures tonight - so here are some of the samples done in class today. More tomorrow.

This are samples from the first exercise - simply using straight stitching over layers of threads and fabrics.

I enjoyed to-day. The group was humorous and hard working - a lovely combination!


linda said...

Hi Karen Glad the class went well, they all look very keen, with lots of interesting fabrics. Linda

Judy said...

Looks like you had a fun day. I look forward to more pics from your class.


Anonymous said...

I had a lurrvely day but my machine didn't like a lot of the fancy threads. Do I use an older machine or buy a new one like Karen wants to? Mmmmmm I'll take the cheaper route and use my old one.
Luvs ya Denice

Anonymous said...

Hi karen.Has the material got a pattern before they begin? Can you take a picture of before and after so we can see what they have done?
I hope you havent been working too hard.
Love P

Karen Hall said...

Thanks for all your comments.
Denice - Try the older machine.
P. The fabric was patterned - but the pattern was ignored - just overlaid with threads and fabrics to get an interesting texture.
Judy more pics when blogger co-operates.
Linda - they were very keen.

Anonymous said...

Karen , I'm glad your embroidery class went well. However I cant help feeling a little sad that you have to divert your time to teaching away from producing. I realise you need time away from being creative but it needs to be somewhat stress free like your gardening work , not highly stressful like setting up and running a course for beginners.

I guess if you keep running classes it will get less stressful as you do fewer things first time. I do hope you are keeping records of your major pieces and who now owns them. I hope you can pass down these records to the BBC antiques roads show for safekeeping. In 100 years these records will be important.

an admirer of your work