Thursday, April 09, 2015

Many Birds, Many Trees, Many Leaves, Much Fun!


The one and only Meredith Willet came to visit and we had two very fun classes.

One of the classes was a hybrid of sorts -- a combination of an embellishment class and a project class.

OMG was this fun and creative and inspiring.  If you ever have the chance to take a class like this, take it.  It opens your mind and is so so fun.

We started with the Zecca Many Birds canvas, Meredith came to class with ideas for every area of the canvas.  Meaning ideas for birds (wings and bodies), leaves, tree bark etc.

It was then our job to decide what we wanted to stitch where and in what thread.


We had a fun thread bar of threads that Meredith had selected plus we had an entire store of goodies to select from.

There was a little shopping frenzy until we got into the swing of things.

We created bird wings with Detached Buttonhole Stitches using two different threads


Here's my bird with a more contrasty colored wing.  


Meredith demonstrated Fly Stitch leaves




We experimented with lots of fun stitches for leaves.  Each was cuter than the next.



There were boucle trees


Couched trees


 Irregular Romanian Couching Trees. (guess who loved this one :-)

 

Of course there were ribbons in the mix.

Jessicas stitched with ribbon


Gathered Ribbon Roses



Twisted Ribbon Roses


Japanese Ribbon Stitch Tulips


And check out this super cute little Star Stitch.  This was everyone's favorite.



All in all it was a great class.  We will certainly be doing this concept again soon.

See you soon.








5 comments:

karen said...

Gorgeous!

SharoninStitches said...

LOVE!!!

gilly said...

Oh that looks so much fun, please pack everything and move immediately, so I can join in ;p

Christine Norton said...

Oh, I couldn't wait to see this post! It looks like SO MUCH FUN!!! The stitches are all so gorgeous...the tree trunk is swoon-worthy. The leaves...the FLOWERS!! So bummed I couldn't join you..next time I'll make sure I can take some vacation time!

Little Miss Sunshine said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration!

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