Thursday, 2 May 2013

Sue Spargo Leaf Embellishment Day 2

First the quilt that is the cover for Creative Stitches up close and personal
 Layers of fabric, stitching and beads.
 Sue did each leaf on a small rectangle and then sewed them all together.
 The background fabric is all the same, my flash varied the colour as you can see from the dots in the corners and the border.
 Beautiful ideas and fabric choices, where do you start?
 Bits of bright colour along with some variegated threads.
 Lady bugs and beads.
 Whimsical flowers.
 Julie's piece.
 Lovely beads and layers of wool.
 Wendy's tree of life under way.
 A close up of Dianne stitching left handed.
 Peering over Dianne's shoulder, Sue has taught herself how to stitch left handed to aid her students.
 Lovely fabrics.
 One of my friend Tricia's leaves using a lovely ribbon.
 Ethel's couched chenille using bullion knots.
 Another of Ethel's leaves, love the dazzle thread that is winding round the edge and the variegated bullion knots.
 Another tree of life, sorry I don't know who belongs to it.
 Drizzle stitch.
 My friend Sandi having some one on one time with Sue.
 Sandi's piece, I like how she flipped her rows of leaves, they look like raindrops.
 Sandi's beading.
 Lovely bullion knots.
 Open Fly Stitch.
 Van Dyke done in a variegated thread.
 A cute bee.
 Another interesting layout and placement of leaves along with some of Sue's ribbon.
 A closer look at her leaves.
 Dianne's leaves.
 Small woven picot on the left and some french knots, pistil stitch and woven dazzle with beads.
 Dianne's bees.
 My piece at the end of day two some cotton fabrics pinned on some leaves that may be appliqued or maybe not.
 Closed and open fly stitch.
 Pearl stitch and wool applique.
 The other half of the wool applique and bullion stitch.
 My redone batik applique.
 A bud head.
 Pekinese stitch done with variegated thread.
 Beaded coral stitch and Drizzle stitch done with variegated thread.
Sue I want to thank you so much for the lovely two days of stitching and your amazing lecture.  It was a pleasure to meet and learn from you.

Many thanks to Kerry and Uschi of Wool Penny Rugs for bring Sue to Vancouver for the first time to teach.  It was fun!

1 comment:

Dianne said...

Great pics and comments of our Sue Spargo class Sandi! Thanks for posting them.