All of a sudden, mid-summer is here. The first half of our classes have flown by! The start of August saw three classes in session, Embroidery: Basics and Beyond followed by Bead Embroidery: Cabochons both with Francie Broadie, and Finding Our Way: A Dyeing Journey taught by Stephanie Robertson. With all the fiber activity during those three classes and dozens of photos between them, we’ve made this a two-part post.
In the embroidery class, students learned basic stitches, transferred patterns to fabric and created samplers or worked on their own special designs.
The two samplers shown below incorporate each of the stitches learned in class.
For the next group of students, Francie put a spin on embroidery by incorporating beads, specifically beading around a cabochon.
Such interesting options in the students’ work!
And Francie’s own work is inspiring, colorful and fun!
It’s been awhile since we’ve shared scenes of the island. Hazy skies prevailed over the usual bright blues and greens of the landscape for much of this summer. The time has come for a few beach scenes!
We don’t want to say it, but one, two, three…it’ll be September!