Ladies also passed on information about an upcoming exhibition at the Hodgson's Gallery, the BBC4 radio book of the week "Threads of History" and a reminder about the Branch Facebook page (Embroiderers's Guild Isle of Man)
Twelve ladies stayed on for the workshop. We started by watching U-tube tutorials on how to do various stitches, some of which were new to even the most accomplished members. Coral stitch was to prove very popular.
The 4" squares were also brought out to show what could be done with either single or multiple stitch types.
A very convivial atmosphere then developed as ladies set to with their own interpretations of the one stitch theme. There was a buzz of conversation and busyness.
After lunch we were joined by 6 Young Embroiderers' and some of their mothers, who all settled down to start work on their project using lazy-daisy stitch.
Samples of two of the adults' work can be seen below. The little bird is created using lines of coral stitch and a "hairy" thread. The abstract is in French knots and inspired by lichen.
|Betty and Maureen K's work.|