I spent a very pleasant day today in the company of the Ladies of the Dorking Embroiderers' Guild. After a talk that I gave last year, they invited me back to run a workshop for them. As the talk was mainly about my collection of journal quilts, they decided that they wanted to use something from the above selection as their starting point.
Above and below, all working very hard, either on their sewing machines, or on the 'wet' table.
Below, are photos of 'works in progress', and I was pleasantly surprised at the wide variety of outcomes, everyone had their own brilliant design ideas.
Abstract above, and a meadow full of butterflies below.
A couple of ladies even went outside to collect leaves for some leaf printing motifs, and very successful they were too!
A touch of Klimpt.
Bird in a meadow.
Another touch of Klimpt.
I love these daisies.
Above and below, lots of hand stitching going on.
This image shows both the back and the front, and I think they are both equally beautiful in their own right.
I would like to thank the Ladies of the Dorking Embroiderers' Guild for making me feel so welcome, and at ease, (this was my first workshop ever!!!!) It was such a pleasure to spend the day with them, and I hope that they were as pleased with their results as I was.