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I am a lifelong fabric artist who loves bringing a home to life with quirky, unique and sumptuous pieces of textile art. I learnt my craft from sharing many a happy hour sewing with my talented mother. I particularly like collage, free-machining, needle-felting and creating home furnishings using a combination of machine and hand sewing. I love incorporating vintage and reclaimed fabrics, buttons, beads, jewellery and other items in my work to give them a second chance at being beautiful.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Workshop Fun in Aston on Clun

Having been on a very VERY long sabbatical from blogging due to busy day job and becoming a new mum, I'm finally back for a WOYWW catch up!

I'm fresh from running a needle-felting workshop in Aston on Clun. I shared a happy day of felting and hand-embroidery with a lovely group of ladies from the Marches Embroiderer's Guild so I thought I'd share some of the photos from our work desk.

The theme for the workshop was 'Magical Gardens in Needle-felting and Hand-embroidery'. We started off by building some lovely textural background pieces with wool roving, wool curls, wool and silk. Then we worked over this with hand-embroidery before mounting in up-cycled frames.

I even did handouts!

So many lovely fibres to choose from

 
Hand-embroidered flowers
 
 
All busy at work
 
 
A beautiful selection of finished creations

 
Everyone finished the day with at least one finished and mounted picture

Hope you've enjoyed a peak at my work desk. I'll try to get round a few of yours in between feeding and entertaining Ben and getting some housework done!



Happy WOYWW :-)


14 comments:

  1. We had a fab day didn't we. Let's hope we get lots more. What a happy little boy Ben is - we are so lucky. x

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    1. We did have a wonderful day...the start of things to come hopefully!

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  2. That looks like a awesome class and a fun day :) Love what you are doing! Shel@paperocotillostudio #74

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    1. Thanks! It was a fab day - I was so thrilled :)

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  3. Those pictures are soooo cute!!! You all are so talented.
    April #65

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    1. Thanks! It was a very talented bunch of stitchers :)

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  4. Must have been fun at that class. Thanks for kind comment.If you return to my blog, I have put more info on how I made the face hearts.
    Judy

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    1. Yes brilliant class thanks. The face hearts are lovely :)

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  5. My word how Ben has grown..great job Mummy! You must be so pleased with the workshop, all the pieces look gorgeous..it's so nice when every workshopeer accomplishes your finished target!

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    1. Yep proud mummy! Thanks, the workshop was really successful, though they were a talented bunch :)

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  6. Wonderful to visit with you, you busy grl. Baby is so cute. and busy at work pix looks like so much fun. Drop by if you get a chance.

    Happy WOYWW
    Pat #78

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  7. Lovely pics of your workshop Max....but my best just has to be the last one [of course]. :-) :-)
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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