Friday, September 25, 2009

Workshops

This month Holey Moley is about lines. The above sample is just straight, machine stitched lines back and forward to make bands. Very simple but quite effective I think - I could see this used on a bookcover or bag.

For 2 weekends I've been doing workshops by Ken Smith who is a an amazing machine embroiderer. Made me realize I still have a very long way to go to even approach his level of skill. But I did enjoy the workshops and learnt a lot. The sample below is from the 2nd one: Holier than Thou (which could also fit in with Holey Moley) It's not finished but I thought I'd post it to show I haven't disappeared off the face of the earth! I'll show the other work as it's finished.

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8 comments:

Sandra said...

These are looking good. Lots of possibilities with this kind of things!

Fran├žoise said...

Lovely samples! I especially like the second one.

Odile said...

Oh!!! Splendid ! I like this machine embroidery and colors are very beautifull.

Pat said...

wow. great samples. thanks for posting the pics.

Aussie Jo said...

Fantastic Lynda, maybe my next trip will have to be to Tassie!!

Ruth said...

Lucky you! I would love to take a workshop from Ken Smith. Your piece looks lovely.

Sandy said...

Both are great samples. Lucky you to take from Ken Smith.

Doreen G said...

Great samples Linda--I have done several workshops with Ken Smith and he is very good.