Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More Beating around the bush

Here are some photos of the other two projects that I did at Beating Around the Bush , I ended up choosing two classes with the same tutor, Carolyn Pearce she was a lovely lovely lady, very talented and patient; I wouldn't hesitate to do another class with her and I would highly recommend her as a teacher.

This is the picture in the BATB brochure of the Doll house workbox, it was so sweet I couldn't resist doing this class even though I could see it would take me a really long time to finish it.... here it looks about the size of a small sewing machine or so I thought.... lucky it was a lot smaller than I thought, about the size of a high tin loaf of bread, it was so cute.....

this is the climbing rose side and the pea garden end.... there was so much detail on it with the embroidery.....
  

here is a closeup of the pea garden, there were charms and tiny buttons as well.... over the two days I stitched the snail, the strawberry and one window....

we did lots of sampler stitching so we had the correct way for the stitches to be sewn, the little oranges were quite tricky but I think if I practise them I will get them to look like oranges....




After having the Wednesday off, our shopping day, we went back to the last two day class again with Carolyn Pearce, the Rosamund Crewel Emboidered bag, it was a project in Inspirations issue 58...


the flowers were stitched with a variety of different stitches, it's hard to photograph the beautiful details...

again the design was already drawn on the fabric, good time-saver for a class and no this doesn't look much but I was very pleased with my efforts for the two days....

this is my sampler for the bag stitches, it was fun practising knowing you weren't making a mess on the real thing....

It was quite funny out of all the classes we had the choice of..... about 78... Melissa, Sharon and I did the Hortensia bag on the Sunday, Sharon and I did the workbox on the Monday and Tuesday and Chris and I did the Rosamund bag on the Thursday and Friday and we made our decisions quite individually....
 we all had a fantastic time and learnt so much and met some lovely people....
Now you can understand why I haven't been doing much patchwork sewing..... I am a bit busy trying to work on these things while they are still fresh in my mind but I am feeling something stirring inside like I need to go and rotary cut some lovely cotton fabrics or put in a few stitches in my applique quilt...LOL....
actually have some more hems to sew on DH work jeans.....

3 comments:

Deb said...

Wow, Sheryl those classes speak for themselves. I think I would be thrilled if I had taken them also. Beautiful embroidery projects.

Stina said...

All I can say is OH MY GOODNESS.. :o) Im speechless... wow.. this is some stitcheries... just beautiful!!! :o)

Catherine said...

Beautiful work....I love the little cottage...great workshops! Cathy