Monday, 23 February 2015

Some 'make and take' stitching

Last weekend OH and his sister arranged to visit some relatives in Essex while I went to the Creative Craft Show at Tiptree......I enjoyed the show and bought a few essentials......but I was going to be there all day.....and there wasn't an enormous amount of exhibitors....so it meant I had a chance to do something I never have time to do when I go to the big London shows.
I took a couple of 'make and take' workshops.
I loved this one where we made a 'layered seascape'
The little kit we were given contained a pattern to work from......the mount....and all the fabric and thread needed.
The real problem with this workshop was that it was only 1 hour and none of us had anywhere near finished at the end......even though we all felt rushed.....it was a shame because the teacher was very good.....and I'm sure all of us would have been happy to pay more for a 2 hour session.
I decided to finish it the day after I came home as I didn't want to forget the layering and folding techniques!!
There was quilting and embroidery on the original....but I added some beads as well.
I think I'll be making more of these little pictures.....I just need to find a frame for this one now.

21 comments:

Kathyk said...

Love your stitched "scene", Jacky, and I'm sure you are right about many of you being happy to pay a little extra to have a longer session.

Kathyk

Cheri said...

Awesome job Jacky! I took a class like that years and years ago, but never finished the project. It ended up in a purge pile a few years ago.

joy said...

Beautiful, fabric art is something I've been thinking about trying but haven't made a start yet.

Barbara Eads said...

I love your picture! Although I am a stitcher, I have never done anything like this before. I've never been to any time of event like this, nor have I heard of any. I'll have to see if I can find one here.

Karen said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the layered hills, and think I would love a class like this!

Abi said...

This is absolutely stunning Jacky. What a fun class!

Sian said...

It's absolutely beautiful! I love the flash of colour of the beach huts, and those clever folds. Gosh, I don't think I would have got very far in a hour at all..

Jane said...

I really love this, I would have hardly got started in an hour!

Rachel B said...

This is so lovely Jacky :)

Louise said...

isn't this gorgeous Jacky ...i've seen something where they use fabric and wadding but it's no where as fantastic as your picture..love it x

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

This is so much fun, Jacky! I love the results and I can't wait to see more. I've never seen anything done like this and you've done a really beautiful job. I especially love the addition of the beads!

Stephanie Gaunt said...

I just love this - where did the pebble-like fabric come from?

Ruth said...

It looks wonderful and so restful on the eye. I can imagine hanging on the bathroom wall.

K said...

Its beautiful Jacky, I didnt realise the background was fabric until you showed a closer shot.

debs14 said...

That's absolutely beautiful!

Melissa said...

What a gorgeous layered piece - love it! I've been finishing up make & takes from Scrapbook Expo the last couple of days! :)

Helen Philipps said...

Such a lovely little picture, Jacky! The beads are a great idea. Enjoy your new stitching!
Helen xox

Sandra said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous

Lynne in NI said...

Oh WOW Jacky, I love this seaside scene you created! That workshop was definitely well worth it :)

Becky said...

This is wonderful! Sorry I didn't get to se you there!

Jennifer Grace said...

This is so lovely, I love the beach so this speaks to me! The added beads on the waves are perfect. x