It’s time for another blog post. I’ve been slow to get up to speed, but that doesn’t mean that our Guild members haven’t been as busy and creative as ever.
Judy Barton Browne was inspired by this book (available from the Guild library), to have a play with stitches, and create this sampler.
How many different “basic” stitches can you spot? Look closely, and you can see where she has varied a stitch to give a different effect.
So go on, start playing with stitches!
Shona Phillips has created this happy little doll, and the brooches surrounding it are just some of the 90 brooches she was creating to give to all the female residents of a local aged care facility. Shona didn’t want anyone to miss out on Mother’s Day, so she was powering along. What a lovely thought!
Margaret Lamond was doing some experimentation, inspired by this book (also available in the Guild library), to create some stunning metal machine embroideries. There was a bit of impromptu consultation around the table at a Monday meeting regarding colours to be used next.
Sandra Pollard‘s work in progress is a Semco linen vintage cloth, in which the areas have been coloured in using Hobbytex. Sandra has decided to use Minnamurra threads in a different, and softer, colour palette, and her plans include having some cut out sections in the finished cloth.
Andrea Moore‘s quilted panel is from a Helen Godden workshop, and incorporates fabric paint, appliqué, and free motion machine quilting.
Gloria Loughman‘s quilted panel comes from a workshop she attended in Fiji, and incorporates hand painting, Visofix and free motion machine quilting. Don’t you think that the little village is lovely? Gloria intends to add more embellishment.
That’s all for now, happy stitching!