My ''to do'' list......it's long but it's not an unwanted list. It's a very happy list. It includes more work on paper and the creation of the tiniest pockets I have ever made. It includes being prepared...being prepared for Christmas because I am going away in two weeks and being prepared for 2015 too. It also includes being prepared for going away which scarily doesn't seem to be getting as much attention as it needs. Oh well, if the worst happens I only need to chuck some clean unmentionables in a bag.
First of all, this work today, these images. I am officially in love. Paper, give me paper. Give me a few beads and some bullion knots.......happiness is....
This afternoon I am going to move this forward, add more, stitch some bullion knots on an edge, tack a zip fastener, punch a few holes.
And now, ''Swathed in Stitch''.....
Swathed in Stitch has no deadlines, no set tasks. Groups which are formed through my online learning programmes are communities, friendly, interactive, supportive communities. It is my hope that each individual course takes place within a relaxed, informal and ''comfortable'' online environment.
You are welcome to dip and and out of our experience as and when it is convenient for YOU. Access is permanent....forever.
Access to a private blog with regular, minimum twice weekly blog posts which will be created specifically for this group included. These posts will NOT appear on my public blog, they will be exclusive to this group. Video posting weekly minimum.
Commencing Monday January 5 2015 for 12 weeks, Swathed in Stitch is my latest online learning programme born from a desire to embroider and create, to fill my days with inspiration and inventiveness. This online creative experience will take the form of a very relaxed and gentle forum where creativity will occur using cloth, thread, paper, lace and embroidery. Those who have an affinity with handling cloth, working with cloth. We will embroider, I will discuss my plans, my inspiration and I will demonstrate the preparation and creation of embroidered cloth sharing technique and process throughout. I can guarantee that there will be embroidery, embellishment, manipulation of cloth. There will be pouches and pillows, there will be larger, considered works. I will share thoughts along with the more tangible sources which drive me. I will doodle, you will be encouraged to do the same.
It is my hope that you bring your own work along with you, to share and discuss with the group. We will guide and support each other, sharing tips and process, a gathering of girls for ''online'' afternoon tea.
You are welcome to continue and /or begin your own projects within the forum of this class. You are also welcome to observe and plan work around the pieces I create. If you do not wish to embroider then that is fine too. You can just follow along with us as I record my personal, creative process. You will be given access to me, my day, my embroidery with demonstration, discussion and instruction throughout.
*** There are no deadlines. There are no set tasks. This is an informal and relaxed process which is purely concerned with enjoyment and companionship.***
Video will be hosted on our private pasword protected blog and there will be a dedicated flickr group where you can upload images and interact with your peers by means of private discussion.
Upon registration you will be sent a brief e-mail listing suggested equipment.
Suitable for beginners and the more experienced.
to register go here
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